The Britelyt Rapid CP500 is a kerosene cook stove and lantern that is used for single-pot cooking.
This product is distributed worldwide.
This product is available through online retailers.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Target users include individuals without electrical grid access.
What fuel type the stoves uses
Does the stove have a chimney?
Whether the stove is forced draft or passive
What pot type(s) the stove can accommodate
The capacity of the pot the stove can accommodate
The efficiency in terms of heat delivered to pot compared to overall heat produced through combustion
PM2.5 emissions of the stove per MJ
CO emissions of the stove per MJ
The amount of time it takes to bring a specified amount of water to boil
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.
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.
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.
A liquid fuel is required for use with the cook stove.
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.
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.
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.
A series of instructional videos and user manuals can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
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