Lampe Berger Oil Lamps first began in Paris, France in 1898 in the dispensary of a Parisian pharmacist, Maurice Berger. Trying to find a process to purify the air, he discovered the Lampe Berger Oil Lamps by looking for the beneficial effect of the catalytic combustion of a specific product, ozoalcohol, and he filed the patent for a "new lamp system for purifying the air".
Thus the Lampe Berger was born, along with its unique and constantly improved process that has proven its efficacy over time.
Although initially it was used only by the medical world for its antibacterial powers, the Lampe Berger Lamp came to interest the greatest designers of the time: Lalique, Galle, the Daum crystal glass works and Baccarat.
The Lampe Berger became a feature at the salons of the Belle Epoque, and the oil lamp developed a new function, adding fragrance – for scented oils that made Lampe Berger even more popular.
Today, whether in simple styles and materials, or dressed up by the great contemporary designers, the Lampe Berger is still equally as famous and its secret is still equally as famous and its secret is passed down from generation to generation.
1. Remove the openwork shade and the cap. Away from any source of heat, fill your lamp two-thirds full with Lampe Berger fuel. (if you fill the lamp to full, it will flood itself out and never stay lit)
2. Insert the wick of the burner into the lamp and position the base of the burner evenly into the lamp opening.
3. Put the cap back over the burner.
4. Allow the wick to draw fuel into the burner for about 20 minutes. Remove the cap and light the burner.
5. Allow the burner to heat up for approximately 2 minutes. Blow out the flame! Your Lampe Berger is now operational.
6. Replace the openwork shade. Do not touch the burner!
7. To extinguish the Lampe Berger, remove the openwork shade (which will be hot) & place the cap on the burner and replace the openwork shade. 25 to 40 minutes of use is sufficient for a 1000-1200 square foot area.
Remember that the lamp works after the flame is extinguished. The flame is to heat the stone and needs to be blown out after 2 minutes.