Read the instructions carefully before use, and retain for future reference. You can always find them at Holmegaard’s Design with Light Oil lanterns provide cosy, evocative light on the patio, on a boat, for a picnic or at your holiday cottage. The oil lantern is mainly intended for outdoor use. The oil lantern has been tested and designed to be safe in use, provided that the instructions below are followed. However, the lantern must be kept under observation while lit. The lantern is made of hand-blown impact-resistant and heat-resistant borosilicate glass, stainless steel and leather. The leather strap of the lantern is untreated and will gradually look weathered and acquire stains, thus developing its own patina. If this is not desired, the leather can be treated with a leather wax cream to make the leather resistant to stains and soiling. The glass can be hand-washed. Stainless steel is highly resistant to


corrosion. However, the steel may tarnish with outdoor use of the product. Tarnish does not harm the steel and can be removed with a non-abrasive sponge. If you wish to minimise tarnishing, the steel can be wiped twice a year with an acid-free oil. Clean the oil container and the wick area from excess oil residues and soot at regular intervals. To prevent the flame from burning too low, it is important not to have too big a gap between the surface of the oil in the container and the flame. The oil level in the container should therefore be checked prior to each use. If the container is completely full of oil, and the flame is still too low, it is most likely because the wick has become sooted up; it is then advisable to trim the wick slightly.


 Fill with lamp oil; cf. the section entitled “Filling with oil”.

2. Before lighting the lantern for the first time, give the wick a few minutes to draw up the oil.

3. Position the oil lantern at least 5–10 cm clear of any other objects.

4. Referring to the illustration, light the lantern.

5. Please note that the flame will initially be small and will only reach its maximum height after approximately 5–10 minutes of burning.



The Ø 4 mm wick is made of fibreglass. Length 10 cm. Fibreglass wicks have an exceptionally long burn-time of several years in normal use. To order a replacement wick, please phone Rosendahl Design Group Customer Service on tel. +45 4588 6633. It is important not to allow the lantern to completely run out of lamp oil, as this may damage the wick. Wick height must not exceed 3 mm.

Flame height during use must not exceed 3.5 cm. This way, the oil lantern will not soot up or smoke. If the wick does soot up, the flame is burning too high and needs to be adjusted. If the wick needs adjusting, it is important not to touch the wick retainer for at least 10 minutes after extinguishing the flame, as it will remain extremely hot and can cause burns. The same applies when replacing the                                                                      



 Wait at least 10 minutes after using the lantern. The lantern must be cold.

2. Fill with oil, cf. the illustration p. 14. Do not fill the container beyond the maximum 300 ml to the base of the neck. If too much oil is added, there is a risk that the oil will overflow while screwing on the wick retainer.



Use only lamp oil in this oil lantern. Do not use petrol, lighter fluid, alcohol, bioethanol, paraffin oil or any other flammable liquids. For indoor use, we recommend using odour-free and soot-free lamp oil.

Tip: Bio-lamp oil pollutes significantly less than candles or lamp oil. Thus, bio-lamp oil helps to maintain a healthy, clean indoor environment. Furthermore, it can help to minimise the risks referred to under WARNING.



  • Keep this oil lantern out of reach of children both while in use and when in storage.
  • If young children ingest lamp oil – or merely suck on the wick– it can cause life-threatening lung damage.
  • If lamp oil is swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice immediately from a doctor or a poison information centre and show these warnings.
  • Take care when extinguishing the lantern, as both the cover and the glass may be hot. The lid and glass will be extra hot if the lantern is lit indoors.

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