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How to Make a Light From a Hurricane Lantern

Convert a hurricane lantern or oil lamp into an electric lamp in less than five minutes. It may take some time, however, to find an oil-lamp adaptor. An oil-lamp adaptor is the least-intrusive way to convert a hurricane lantern or oil lamp into an electrical lamp. Several adaptor designs are available to match the time period of your lamp.

Remove the chimney glass from the top of the hurricane lamp.

Twist or pop off the oil adaptor.

Twist or pop in the electric oil adaptor.

Insert and secure a light bulb.

Put the glass chimney onto the base.

Things You'll Need

  • Electric oil-lamp adaptor
  • Hurricane lamp
  • Light bulb
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Kim Blakesley is a home remodeling business owner, former art/business teacher and school principal. She began her writing and photography career in 2008. Blakesley's education, fine arts, remodeling, green living, and arts and crafts articles have appeared on numerous websites, including DeWalt Tools, as well as in "Farm Journal" and "Pro Farmer."