I have several different types of oil lamps that I use to provide background illumination while I watch telly with the lights off-you get a better picture that way. For some time I've used Clear Lamp Oil that I get from everybody's favourite online auction site and it seems to be quite bright and has no smell. Alternatively you could try the outdoor torch lamp oil that you can get from most of the garden centres, although it's not quite so smell free as the clear lamp oil. nb. I have no connection at all with the seller of this lamp oil apart from that of a satsified customer.