Skip to main content

About Hurricane Lamps

It is storming outside and suddenly you are thrown into darkness when the electricity goes out, leaving you to fumble around your house trying to find candles and matches so you can see. It is times like these when it is a good idea to have a filled hurricane lamp handy. Hurricane lamps have been used for centuries to illuminate homes at night. Beautiful and practical, a hurricane lamp delivers a soft light perfect for a bedside table or entranceway, regardless of whether or not you have power. Designed to contain a flame, hurricane lamps are safer than open-flamed candles, which can be a fire hazard and also can drip hot wax, causing burns or stains. They are also intended to cast a larger circle of light, which is what you want when your power is out. Refillable and reusable, a hurricane lamp is more cost effective than candles. Hurricane lamps are available in a number of styles, colors, and materials. Quoizel hurricane lamps feature blown-glass shades and bases and have been in production in America since the 1930s. Fenton hurricane lamps are known for their milk glass and opaque bases. A large inventory of hurricane lamps is available on eBay. Pick out one today and never be left fumbling in the dark again.