Oil lamps are an ancient form of lighting that uses petroleum as fuel. Before the invention of electricity, these lamps were used to light homes, businesses, and streets.
They consisted of a vessel to hold petroleum (or lamp oil), an adjustable flame, and a lampshade to diffuse the light. Oil lamps were a common source of lighting in many countries and rural areas where electricity was not available.
Today, these lamps are mainly used as decorative pieces or as emergency light sources. By choosing an oil lamp, you choose a unique piece of art to relive a piece of our history.