Are gas lamps safe?

Yes! American Gas Lamp Works gas and electric lamps employ well-proven designs and technologies. Gas lighting actually predates electric lighting by several decades, and the Welsbach mantle lighting system has been used the world over for more than a century. You should keep in mind that gas lamps do get hot and should not be placed where they can be touched by children or animals.

What types of gas do your lamps use?

Our open flickering flame gas lamps can be equipped for use with natural gas (NG) ONLY. Our Welsbach mantle gas lamps can be equipped for use with natural gas (NG) or liquid propane (LP). Our electric lamps require 120V electric.

How much gas do AGLW fixtures burn when operating?

The amount of gas your lamps will use depends on the type of gas and burner you’re using. Please refer to our BTUs and Gas Facts page for gas usage along various configurations.

What are my installation options?

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  • Post: 11" W x 19" H
  • Wall: 11" W x 22.5" H x 17" D
  • Pier: 11" W x 21.5" H
Please note that both the wall and pier installation options include additional fees. For installation instructions, please click here.

What are my illumination options?

  • Electric Socket: We offer an electric line of incandescent fixtures for LED and traditional light bulbs.
  • Open Flame Natural Gas: Get the original gas lamp look with Open Flame Burners that come in a charming variety of shaped flames.
For additional illumination options, please visit our design center to customize your own.

What are my finish options?

  • Black
  • Bronze
For additional finish options, please visit our design center to customize your own.

The Essex Lamp

The Essex lamp captures the folklore of the English countryside with its simple, four-sided design and graceful, curving roofline.



Inspired by the lamps in the English country, on the green by-ways, and in the quaint villages of the Thames, the Essex Lamp from American Gas Lamp Works benefits from that area of England’s unique blend of rural tradition and urban elegance. The gently sloping roof of the Essex Lamp complements a wide range of architectural styles such as Country Cottage, Rustic French, Tuscan, or Mediterranean, while the simple, four-sided design of the Essex lamp captures the folklore of the English countryside.  

Illuminate your outdoor area with this timeless Essex-style lamp by mounting it to a post, pier, or using it as a wall sconce. Crafted from durable materials in Timeless Black and Noble Bronze tones, this beautiful English country lamp is designed to weather Mother Nature – keeping its charm intact for years of use.

Interested in adding upgrades like an igniter with timer options or photocell compatibility? Customize your own American Gas Lamp Works Essex lantern.


  • 4 sided, sand cast aluminum
  • Certified valve
  • Clear tempered glass
  • Universal finial
  • Black or bronze finish
  • gas or electric illumination

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How This English Country-Style Lamp Looks

We Can Make This Lamp Electric, Too. 

All of our lamps can be built with low maintenance, energy-efficient LEDs. This beautiful lamp can be illuminated by two LED light bulbs configured with an Electric Dual Inverted Candelabra Base. Photocell upgrade options are even available if you want to customize this English country lamp to meet your needs.

Save Money on Reduced Energy. 

These LED light fixtures each produce 450 lumens of Warm White light. That usually requires the equivalent of a 40W light bulb, but these LED lights each only consume 4.5W of power, saving you money and time on maintenance costs every day you have this fixture installed.

Solid Quality that is Built to Last. 

Our fixtures have been handmade in Pittsburgh, PA for over 60 years. They are built to last with high quality American metal and a great mix of decorative and functional features. All cast metal frames come with a lifetime warranty.

Easy to Install.

Each fixture comes with hardware recommendations based on the material you are mounting it on. We also provide fully illustrated instructions that should make it easy to install by your local plumber or certified gas specialist.

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