Paraffin Lamp Oil
Paraffin Lamp Oil
Firefly Simply Pure Paraffin Lamp Oil is odorless and smokeless as the name implies. We sell Firefly Simply Pure all over the world to finicky folks that want the highest performing lamp oil available, and we have been able to keep the price reasonable because of the demand. This fuel can be used indoors or outdoors.
We suggest using the fuel in oil candles, table-top tiki torches, oil lamps and lanterns. Try it pure or purchase with citronella or eucalyptus oil to keep the bugs at bay.
- Based on industry standards, Firefly Paraffin Lamp Oil is the purist paraffin oil available. It is truly Odorless & Smokeless.
- Manufacturers of High-Quality Tiki Torches Recommend Using a Top-Shelf Paraffin lamp oil for the Best Performance. Soot is also another consideration. Firefly Paraffin Lamp Oil is as clean burning and sootless as you can get. That’s why it is recommended for indoor use.
- As for Oil Lamps and Lanterns, Firefly Brand Paraffin Lamp Oil is the Perfect Choice if Odorless, Sootless and Smokeless Performance is High on Your List.
- For Use in Tiki Torches, Oil Lamps, Lanterns & Candles. Indoor and Outdoor Use.
- Best to store away from direct sunlight with the cap tightly secured. The fuel will last indefinitely.
- Firefly Paraffin Lamp Oil will freeze below 32 degrees F. This will not affect the lamp oil. Simply thaw and use.
Available with Citronella Oil or Eucalyptus Oil to help Deter Mosquitoes
The base fuel is virtually odorless. The fuel is available pure or we add Citronella Oil or Eucalyptus Oil to help deter mosquitoes which adds a hint of a pleasant scent.
Performance Considerations for Using in a Tiki Torch
The two variables that affect results are contaminated wicks and wicks that are simply exposed too much. Your torch wastes fuel and smokes excessively when the wick is over exposed.
The wicks should not be exposed more than 1/4″ to provide a nice flame. We keep ours flush with the collar. There are some torches that have poor wick collars that don’t manage the flow of fuel up the wick properly and may require even lower wick heights. Be sure to use high-quality, fiberglass tiki torch wicks.
Contaminated wicks are another culprit contributing to poor performance. If you leave your torches outside and uncovered, your wick is soaking up that lovely rain water. Additionally, if you change fuels, you need to change the wick too or at least dry it out and then soak in Firefly Fuel. You must also empty the torch reservoirs to insure our tiki torch fuel is not mixed with whatever fuel you have been using as the performance will be compromised.
About Our Lamp Oil Packaging
Finally, here are other considerations that may be of interest. Our plastic bottles are recylable. Firefly Fuels use commercial-style bottles and our 32-ounce and 128-ounce bottles use childproof caps. Additionally, there are NO inactive ingredients, such as colorants, which reduce purity.
And, what about potential leakage during shipping We electronically seal our bottles to prevent leakage and our packaging has been tested and approved by FedEx to ensure the product gets to you in tip-top shape.
Consequently, we have very little damage.
Time-Lapse Video Using a Tiki Torch Canister
Time-Lapse Video Using WT Kirkman Cold-Blast Lanterns
Introduction to Firefly Paraffin Lamp Oil
I’d like to give you some important tips so that you can get the maximum performance from Firefly Fuels.
All Firefly Fuels require a wick to burn and are combustible, not flammable. Our fuels should not be used in vessels that require alcohol-based fuels.
1) Remove old residual fuel from the fuel reservoir before filling with Firefly Fuel. It doesn’t need to be dishwasher clean, but you certainly don’t want to mix fuels together. Mixing fuels will change their burning properties and may cause excessive smoke.
2) Use a clean wick. The wick is the delivery vehicle for the fuel. If the wick is contaminated with old fuel or water, it will not perform properly. In a pinch, if you only have one wick, the following steps have worked well for our customers. 1) Dry the wick as much as possible using a paper towel. 2) Soak the wick in Firefly Fuel until it is completely saturated. That’s it!
3) The wick should be as low as possible. This will reduce smoke, provide a more consistent flame and conserve fuel. When I say low, I mean just barely above the wick holder. Within 5 minutes your flame will reach its maximum height.
4) When we add citronella or eucalyptus oil to the fuel, it is for the purpose of helping to deter bugs. The base fuel is odorless; however, adding the oils provides a mild scent of either citronella or eucalyptus. For those wanting a stronger scent, we have designed 2 patented aromatherapy candles, the Zen and Zen Petite. These candles allow you to add essential oils to the “Aroma Deck” which throws the scent. The benefits are…1.) You will use considerably less essential oil to achieve a strong scent. 2.) You will not contaminate the fuel, and it will burn cleanly. 3.) You can easily change the scent.
5) FYI. Why is there a stream of smoke when blowing out a flame? This stream is vapor that has condensed into a visible form. It continues to form as long as the wick is hot enough to vaporize. If you touch a lit match to the stream, a flame will run down it and re-light the wick.
6) Excessive smoke can also be caused by wind which inhibits the fuel from completely burning.
7) If you are purchasing a 5-gallon container, Here is a BLOG POST showing how to install the spigot into the 5-gallon container for easy access.
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