Updated on December 27, 2023


Created on November 17, 2019

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The Britelyt Rapid CP500 is a kerosene cook stove and lantern that is used for single-pot cooking.

Developed By
  1. BriteLyt
Tested By
  • U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center
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Product Description

The Britelyt Rapid CP500 is a portable kerosene spirit lantern made from brass with a screw-on EZ cook top attachment that allows for single-pot cooking. The product is designed and distributed by Britelyt.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is available through online retailers.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include KIKE Green Cook KD1 and Bio Moto.

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

User can obtain the product through online retailers, such as the Britelyt website and other outdoor recreation groups.

Distributions to Date Status


Design Specifications

The Britelyt Rapid 500CP is manufactured in the style of the Petromax lanterns, and can burn many kinds of liquid fuel such as ethanol, kerosene and biofuels. The lantern has a screw-on EZ cook top attachment that can be used to heat a pot. The dimensions of the lantern are 406 mm in height and 168 mm in diameter; and weighs 2.7 kg.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

All components of the product are replaceable and available from the manufacturer.


The product has a limited lifetime replacement warranty against manufacturer defects.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The designers specified performance targets include: the ability to burn most types of liquid fuels, provide illumination of up 550 W, and achieve a burn time of up to 25 hours.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing was performed by the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center determined an approximate 550 W illumination from the Britelyt XL. Additionally, some user reviews can be found via the Britelyt website.


Potential safety hazards include burns from hot surfaces, and those associated with other kerosene stoves.

Complementary Technical Systems

A liquid fuel is required for use with the cook stove.

Academic Research and References

This paper presents general information about Petromax-style lantern cum stove:

Rajvanshi, A., 2009, Ethanol Lantern cum Stove for Rural Areas. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute.

This paper presents general information about various cooking methods in a development context:

Vianello, M., 2016, A Review of Cooking Systems for Humanitarian Settings. Toolkit for the Moving Energy Initiative. Energy, Environment and Resources Department.

BriteLyt. n.d. Shop. Brightlyt.com. BrightLyt.

Premier Package Polished Brass 500CP • Trail of Highways. n.d. Trail of Highways.

Let Us Rebuild or Repair Your Lantern!. 2018. Britelyt Green Science & Innovations Inc. March 19, 2018.

500CP Parts. n.d. Britelyt Green Science & Innovations Inc.

Why BriteLyt?. 2018. Britelyt Green Science & Innovations Inc. March 19, 2018.


Compliance with regulations

The product is certified by the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and complies with the Department of Defense Design Criteria Standard: Human Engineering military specification.

Evaluation methods

The product is evaluated against the minimum illumination of at least 325 lux required for food preparation areas in the Department of Defense Design Criteria Standard: Human Engineering.

Other Information

A series of instructional videos and user manuals can be found on the manufacturer's website.

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