Supermarkets often have "fire starting liquid" on sale - that's usually transparent oil-like liquid looking much like kerosene. The label typically says the product it "mix of paraffins". It behaves more or less like kerosene, just a bit harder to ignite.
The usage is to spread perhaps 50-100 ml or so onto charcoal or firewood, wait for a minute, then set it on fire with a match or lighter.
Can such liquid be used in place of kerosene in a kerosene lamp?