Marine Oil Lamps
Why would I choose to have an oil lamp?
Not long ago before electricity was readily available on watercraft, oil lamps were very common. In fact, whaling was once the largest source of oil lamp oil in the world, before the practice was largely eliminated due to conservation efforts and the arrival of petroleum based lamp oil. Electricity was once considered unreliable on board watercraft vessels due to the harsh nature of the marine environment. The aqueous environment also increased the chance of electrocution if there was a problem.
Water often corrodes and shorts out electrical wiring and this can leave you at the mercy of the dark. Modern marine wiring is much more reliable, and safer, however as any good sailor knows, it is always good to have a backup. Plus, there is just something about the glow of a brass and marine oil lamp. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they are extremely reliable and provide hours of light in just about any conditions.
What options do I have for oil lamps?
- Anchor lamps: Indoor and outdoor lamp that will not blow out in the wind.
- Yacht lamps: A more stylish lamp that can be at home on a table or outdoors. Wind resistant and vented.
- Berth lamps: Easily set in a wall mount sconce or at home on a horizontal surface.
- Spinnaker lamps: Casts light to illuminate in a single direction with help of a spinnaker and shade.
- Replacement parts: Keeps your lamps in working condition, rather than replacing entire units.
- Wall mounts: Perfect for keeping your lamps secure and out of the way while lighting up the room.
- Lamp gimbals: The ideal mount for lamps on bulkheads.
- Wall brackets: Secure your lamp to walls and out of the way.
- Oil lamp conversion kits: Convert your favorite oil lamp to electricity and keep your favorite aesthetic.
Liquid paraffin lamp oil is a cleaner burning, low odor, and long-lasting type of lamp fuel. Unlike kerosene, which produces a lot of soot, and can be very odiferous, paraffin wax fuel gives off a lot of light and will burn for hours without being overpowering. Not nearly as volatile and producing less carbon monoxide as other fuels, paraffin is somewhat safer to use in closed environments. Defender offers a wide assortment of paraffin lamp fuels and accessories.
Products offered include:Liquid paraffin lamp fuelFuel cellsReplacement wicks
Defender suits your brass and marine oil lamp needs with over eighty years of experience on the water. You can trust Defender to light your next voyage! Contact us today!