Homeowners living off the grid or residing in cabins, hunting lodges and country getaways around the nation often settle for lackluster lighting produced by loud and inefficient propane and gas appliances. It might surprise some rugged hunters and off-the-gridders to learn that there is a more technologically advanced way of lighting their homes.
Samuel Schrock, owner of Illinois-based lamp manufacturer Midstate Lamp, LLC, is the inventor and developer of the innovative low-pressure gas/propane lamp that gives off as much brightness as a 100-watt bulb, yet does not rely on electricity.
“Our Model 450 lamp operates on less than one-tenth of the pressure of a typical propane lamp, yet is the brightest lamp of its kind, rivaling even electric lights. So in a country setting removed from public utilities, homeowners aren’t left in the dark—and they certainly aren’t reduced to using noisy, energy-guzzling appliances!” Schrock says.
Schrock says his energy-efficient lamps, specially designed as backup lighting for modern homes or primary lighting for houses and cabins off the grid, took literally hundreds of hours to develop to his perfectionist standards. The rust-free, soot-free Model 450 Lamp reflects this commitment to brilliance, producing industry-topping illumination (25 watts brighter than competing models) that is also “soft, warm, and quiet.”
Customer Dennis Shoemaker, who says he relies on the model 450 Lamps at his cabin in central Pennsylvania, says that, “The Model 450 Lamp is a tremendously higher quality lamp than any other like it on the market,” adding that he finds savings in the reduced maintenance fees the lamps require.
Schrock says that the low-maintenance and long-lasting design also add to the lamps’ low environmental impact: both natural gas and propane are clean-burning, government-supported alternative energy sources and the lamps require fewer repeat equipment purchases (such as hard-to-dispose-of CFL light bulbs). The Model 450 Midstate Lamp nevertheless runs on the same low-pressure gas line as other home appliances, and was designed to be convenient, inexpensive, and safe. This might literally be the brightest idea since the light bulb—and for only nintey-nine dollars and ninety-five cents each!