the pyramid oil lamp is not a true geometric pyramid in which all four sides are
partial pyramid. This partial pyramid is a frustum of a pyramid.
is that portion of a pyramid included between the base and
a plane parallel to
both these planes intersect all the lateral faces. This view show
all the planes of the frustum. It's three dimensional views are its
All Artlamp's contemporary
oil lamps, emphasize the flame.
The flame is one of the only natural
exist due to a reaction taking place,
i.e. a flint stone and
a source of fuel. The flame is one of the most interesting of all
natural reactions. It is hard to tame. It can hurt
you. It can make you feel comfortable,
intuitively interesting due to the the warmth that it generates.
Pyramid contemporary oil lamp points to the flame. The up-word direction of
the face of
the pyramid leads you to the flame and the sides do the same.
This contemporary oil lamp has a new shape. It was born out of a desire to
make a better oil lamp. The shade
or chimney design was focused around the flame. When lit, the shade
does not get hot. The lamp is easy to light and to extinguish.
An O ring is provided with the lamp to keep the
shade attached securely to the lamp. This is a safety and security
feature to allow the lamp to be publicly displayed.
There are quality attributes about traditional utility oil lamps
that have been incorporated in
contemporary oil lamps. The most recent, the use of a glass shade or chimney
and the ability to adjust the height of the flame and fill the lamp
while the lamp is lit.
Other features include the lamps fuel efficiency, its
durability and the oil lamps ease of use and maintenance. Beyond
the traditional oil lamp, the Pyramid oil lamp is friendly in that
there is not one exposed part on the lamp that is hot to the touch when
lit. A feature that was developed by Artlamp.
A simple lamp that can generate so
much. The pyramid contemporary oil lamp is the best
for today. An oil lamp that can be very public at the same time a
with the heart of the oil lamp, the flame.
Starting with the old hurricane lamps that served the
utility companies for many years,
seemed to become extent and terminate in design after electricity became available. Now there are
various contemporary oil lamps. Some well designed and others copies of the traditional oil
lamps and still "new" oil lamps that seem to follow a trend
with simply exposing the flame; not much more than a wine bottle
with a wick in a fire proof cork .
Housing the wick for burning the Pyramid oil lamp, the tube has been selected based on
the temperature it conducts. This temperature allows the
wick to draw the exact amount of
fuel to burn
efficiently. This has been the main focus of Artlamp from
the beginning, how
a wick wick. Most oil lamps have the wick directly above the
oil reservoir. In this configuration, the wick will absorb more oil than is needed thus an unnecessary amount of
fuel is being burned.
Unique, in that the
Pyramid contemporary oil lamp has a fuel capacity of 130 ml (4.4 ounces)
burn continuously for 48 hours. The Pyramid oil lamp meets all the
codes for burning an oil lamp in a supervised interior public place, i.e. restaurant, bar,
etc. and much safer than oil lamps, candles with exposed
Complaints about the traditional oil lamp has been adjusting or trimming the
wick, refueling the
lamp or personally getting burnt. You do not have to trim
the wick that often if you keep the
lamp drying out, this allows the fuel to burn rather than the wick. Since the
reservoir (fuel container)
is remote from the
flame, the wick needs to be saturated with oil
your oil lamp.
This is simple, just let the wick wick
for several minutes and place
a few drops of oil on
the wick prior
to lighting the Pyramid oil lamp.
This procedure is
necessary with a new wick.
Once the wick has been saturated it is
necessary to do
this every time you light the Pyramid oil lamp,
providing you do not let the wick dry out.
Often oil lamps are lit before the fuel has a chance to wick.
burn wicks up very fast and the user becomes very frustrated trying
to get the oil lamp
If this happens, start all over again, trimming the wick, making sure the
wick is totally saturated and relighting the oil lamp.
At the most,
the wick should be
exposed from the top of the tube no more than 1/16"
or a millimeter above
top the tube. If the wick is to high, i.e. 1/8", the
burn and the wick will glow red,
burning the wick rather than the fuel.
All parts including wicks in various sizes can be purchased thru this
web site just by
Accessories for current list of
accessories , parts and price. Parts can also be obtained thru the
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky.
There has been a recent rise in the use of oil lamps due to
the power outages across
the U.S.A. These events triggered the
idea to build a durable, fuel efficient and easy to
oil lamp and continue providing assistance and
Artlamp, Contemporary Oil Lamps.