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Petromax HK500 Paraffin Lamp Brass


The Petromax HK500 is without doubt the gold standard of kerosene lamps and for good reason.

Thanks to its impressive light output of 400 watts, the lamp combines a unique high-pressure technique with an elegant, nostalgic design. With its intense light, the robust pressure lamp not only fascinates retro design lovers, globetrotters and outdoor enthusiasts, but it is also used by humanitarian aid organisations and armed forces around the world.

Thanks to its borosilicate glass cylinder, manufactured by Schott, it can resist very high temperatures and is thus a reliable source of light that can be used in all weathers.

The excellent light output of the Petromax lamp results from a simple, yet fascinating principle: Under pressure the kerosene is conducted into a carburettor where the evaporated fuel reacts with the mantle which is impregnated with luminous salt. The result is a bright, warm light. In order for this principle to work flawlessly, more than 200 component parts of the lamp are still assembled by hand. The long Petromax tradition is based on this guarantee of quality and durability.

Handmade in Germany.


Height:16.5 in (42 cm)
Bottom diameter:
6.5 in (16.5 cm)
Tank capacity: 1 litre
Burning time: 8 hours
Power output: 400 watts
Fuel: kerosene or paraffin
Weight: 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
Finish: Brass

(Carry case and top reflector sold separately)

See the user manual here