"Love the lanterns! Electronic ignition works great!" Craig Gross, Long Island, NY
Electronic Ignition for Gas Lanterns
Electronic ignition is great for lanterns that are located in hard to reach locations. It allows you to turn the lanterns on and off with the flip of a switch. It is also the perfect answer for indoor lanterns. If the flame goes out the electronic ignition will automatically relight the flame. If it is unable to relight the flame it will automatically turn itself off. It is a good solution for lanterns that are in windy locations as well.
In order to have electronic ignition you will need both electricity and gas running to the lantern. The switch can be a solar cell or set to a timer. To Order call 713.626.4001 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a photo detailing the components
The photo above shows the different components making up electronic ignition. If you do not have electronic ignition you would turn the lantern on and off by adjusting the manual valve at the bottom of the burner stem. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the height of the fork over the burner stem. The fork must be in the middle of the widest area of the flame. You can adjust the height with an Allen Wrench. If the fork is not in the widest area of the flame the electronic ignition may not be able to detect that it is lit. So if the fork is too high or too low that will cause the lantern to turn itself off. The lantern will try to light itself sixteen times. If it cannot light itself it will turn itself off. Another reason the lantern may turn itself off is if you have trash in your gas line. If there is not enough gas going to the tip of the burner stem the electronic ignition will turn itself off because it cannot detect the flame. You can easily clean the burner stem with a razor or wire.
The system is comprised of four different components: valve, transformer, control box and igniter.
To install: Reduce your gas supply line coming from the wall to 1/4" copper coil or flex line to connect to the 1/4" male flare adapter on the Electronic Ignition Gas Valve. The Electronic Ignition valve has a 1/4" inch male flare connection. The power source operating the electronics is 24 V.A.C.
Please note: If you live in Florida or the Caribbean your environment is extremely corrosive. Electronic ignition comes with a one year warranty. As with all electrical components it has a life span. It could be five years or twenty years or more. However, if you live someplace like Florida just be aware that you may have to replace the components every few years due to corrosion. The copper lantern itself will never corrode but the electrical components will corrode in the salty environment over time.