For collectors of Aladdin kerosene and electric lamps (products of
The Mantle Lamp Co. Of America and Aladdin Industries). Quarterly
To link directly with the Aladdin Knights Home Page, click Aladdin Knights
This is the organization associated with the Aladdin Knights which
produces the huge annual Gathering, Member Auction and International Lamp Show.
Find pictures of past events and information about upcoming shows on their website
To link directly with the National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors Home Page, click NAALC
The club for Australian and New Zealand lighting collectors. Magazine, meetings.
This club was founded in 1996, and is for collectors of the colorful and sometimes exotic candle night lamps commonly called "Fairy Lamps". They have a most colorful and informative website at The Fairy Lamp Club. There is a fair amount of "cross-over" interest between Night Lamp collectors and the Fairy Lamp group.
For collectors of Coleman gasoline and kerosene products (lamps, lanterns, hollow wire lighting systems, stoves and home appliances such as irons). This group holds a major convention each year, and has an informative newsletter (with color feature photos) published three times a year.
To go directly to their website click here: ICCC
These are collectors of all kinds of antique lighting. Specializing in English-made products, but covering all European lighting (paraffin, petrol, manufactured gas, alcohol, and other fuels). A group of dedicated lamp scholars that enjoy their lamps.
For collectors of all early North American lighting devices, from
heavy oils, early kerosene, vapor lamps, kerosene in the modern era.
Special interest in early kerosene burners and lamps. Excellent
quarterly magazine, and several meetings a year.
To link to their website, click HLS-C
For collectors of "miniature" lamps, properly called night lamps or night lights. Quarterly newsletter, and annual Convention, Lamp Show and Auction.
To link to their Web site, click Night Light
The Grand-daddy of Lighting study clubs. Founded in
1932, the member's interests span the subject of
artificial lighting from rushlights and candles through
the pre-electric era. The RUSHLIGHT magazine is devoted
to scholarly articles, and is published several times a
year. A lively quarterly newsletter is also published.
Generally three meetings per year.
To connect to their Internet Home Page, click Rushlight
This is a relatively new association active in the field of more ancient lighting devices: The International Lychnological Association (ILA). ["Lychno" is from the Greek word for "light".]
Founded in Nyon (Switzerland) during the 1st International Congress on Ancient Lighting Devices (2003), the ILA has now more than a hundred fifty members in 27 different countries. The objective of the ILA is to act as a federation of specialists (professors, researchers, students) in order to promote the study of lighting from the Prehistorical, Ancient and Mediaeval worlds to the Renaissance.
The ILA organizes a large triennal congress, and several thematic round-tables, with help of Museums, Universities and interested Istitutions. The acts of the reunions are always published.
The ILA has a brand new internet site (www.lychnology.org), where you can find lots of information.
To connect to their Internet Home Page, click ILA
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