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Carbide lamps can be found at caving supplies, but I’m not sure that mining suppliers or night hunting suppliers carry them anymore. Carbide of course looks like rocks, water drips into the base of the lamp and a chemical reaction causes heat and accetelene gas to form. So, a person could use the accetelene cutting torch bottle to regulate gas to his lamp in a house. This would be more ideal in a stationary lighting situation. Caving suppliers also sell tools for repair and cleaning of the lamps, replacement parts etc. Petzel is a well known brand name. Carbide can also be ordered from caving suppliers. Though being hazmat shipping may be regulated. Meaning quantities shipped at one time. Premier is one brand name for a modern carbide lamp maker.