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This product is available through online retailers.
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.
Provided by the manufacturer
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.
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.
A series of instructional videos and user manuals can be found on the manufacturer's website.