The Coleman Northstar El Propane Lantern turns on without matches so you don't need a different light just to find the matches to light your lantern. An adjustable dinner knob lets you change the brightness, and the PerfectFlow system keeps the light constant. With a 16. 4 ounce propane cylinder cylinder sold separately, the Northstar can brighten your way for over nine hours, and the metal guard will protect the glass from the outdoors. The propane cylinder fits under the lantern and on top of the base.