I was recently asked what we use for lighting when you do not use electricity. We do use electricity at our house but we use it as minimally as possible. I am getting older now and need to use electricity but can get by without it because we have the things we need to use if the power goes out or need to reduce the electric bill even more than we do.
An answer to the question what do we use non electric for lighting.
We have several types of oil lamps. The old fashioned oil lamps that takes store bought oil. We use the clear unscented oil. And we have an olive oil lamp that is simply a jar that has a bent wire that goes inside to hold the wick. I like using the olive oil lamp because it does not smoke as much as other oil lamps.