Whether the lamps were oil, gas or electric, lighted ones signify success, and if you were carrying one, your success will be crowned by distinction and prestige. To light a lamp predicts an unexpected reward for a past kindness; to put out a lamp suggests a holiday or a well-earned rest. An unlit lamp indicates a disappointment; a dim or flickering lamp forecasts news of an illness; and to hang a guide lamp outdoors or in a window augurs a stroke of good luck. To break a lamp portends difficulties through lack of trust. Many bright or decorative lamps are a sign of coming festive occasions, and red lamps are exactly what you'd expect--a warning of danger due to uncontrolled passion or temper. A lamppost in your dream is an omen of family troubles.