242s are considered by some to be the best lantern Coleman ever made. Without looking I would say they are rated the same output but seems 242's run a little brighter. Some guys say it's due to the cast burner chamber versus the stamped metal pieces on the 200a. You wouldn't notice the difference unless they were side by side.Are 242s a lot brighter than 200s? I'd like something that will fit inside my 426. I can find 200s fairly easy and relatively affordable. I can only find 242s on ebay commanding typical ebay prices right now.
Anytime. Seeing it makes me want to start my own collection. That’s exactly what I need. Something else to spend money on with time I don’t have. My wife is gonna be thrilled.