Gas Lantern Cost

How Much Does It Cost To Run A Gas Lantern?

How Much Does It Cost to Run a Gas Lantern Per Month? 

Gas lanterns are a popular choice for outdoor lighting, as they provide a warm, inviting glow that is perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere. However, before you purchase a gas lantern, it is important to factor in the cost of running it.

The cost of running a gas lantern will vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of gas used, the size of the lantern, and the number of hours it is used each day. In general, however, you can expect to pay between $5 and $10 per month to run a gas lantern.

Here is a breakdown of the factors that will affect the cost of running a gas lantern:

  • Type of gas: The type of gas used will have the biggest impact on the cost of running a gas lantern. Natural gas is the most common type of gas used in gas lanterns, and it is also the most affordable. Propane is more expensive than natural gas, but it is also more efficient.
  • Size of the lantern: The size of the lantern will also affect the cost of running it. Larger lanterns will use more gas than smaller lanterns.
  • Number of hours used per day: The number of hours a lantern is used each day will also affect the cost of running it. Lanterns that are used for extended periods of time will use more gas than lanterns that are only used for a few hours each day.

To calculate the cost of running a gas lantern, you can use the following formula:

Cost per month = (BTU per hour x Hours used per day x Days per month) / 102,000


  • BTU per hour is the amount of energy used by the lantern in British thermal units (BTUs) per hour.
  • Hours used per day is the number of hours the lantern is used each day.
  • Days per month is the number of days in the month.
  • 102,000 is the number of BTUs in a therm, which is the standard unit of measurement for natural gas.

For example, if a lantern uses 1,000 BTUs per hour, is used for 4 hours per day, and is used for 30 days per month, the cost of running it would be:

Cost per month = (1,000 BTU/hr x 4 hrs/day x 30 days/month) / 102,000 = $1.20

As you can see, the cost of running a gas lantern is relatively low. If you are looking for a beautiful and affordable way to add outdoor lighting to your home, a gas lantern is a great option.

Here are some additional tips for saving money on the cost of running a gas lantern:

  • Use a lantern that is the right size for your needs. A larger lantern will use more gas than a smaller lantern.
  • Only use the lantern when you need it. If you are not using the lantern, turn it off.
  • Consider using a programmable timer to turn the lantern on and off automatically. This will help you to avoid leaving the lantern on when you are not using it. For this function you will need to use the Elyte (electronic Ignition system). 
  • Keep the lantern clean and well-maintained. A dirty or clogged lantern will not burn as efficiently, which can lead to higher energy costs.

By following these tips, you can save money on the cost of running your gas lantern.

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