Can oil lamps be used for heat?

Oil lamps give both light and heat, especially when the grid is down. You can use kerosene oil to heat the area, yet the same can give a smelly appearance. Instead, you can use a metal bucket along with holes and then use a larger lamp to create an effective space heating system. It is best to avoid using too many lamps in a closed area as these may release smells that may spoil the room\'s ambient temperature.