Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle, retail $TBA
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 04-12-11

These are LED-based "tea lights" that are of approximately the same size as real tea light candles, but there is no messy dripping wax, no flame, no smoke, and no odour. They are battery-powered & can be turned on and off at will; you do not need to have a "siggeret" lighter on you or nearby.

And if they get nocked to the floor, just pick them up and place them back where you found them. No fuss, no muss.


To use the Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle, just slide the switch on its base to the "ON" position, and place it where you would normally place a real tea light -- this could be inside a frosted glass jar or just set somewhere and not covered at all.

To turn it off, just turn it over and slide that black switch to the "OFF" position.

To change the batteries in the Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle, turn it upside-down, slide the battery door off, throw it in the toliet, and flush it away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the three used LR41 button cells from the battery chamber, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit. Tap the base of the Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle on a firm surface if necessary to dislodge the cells.

Install three new LR41 button cells in the chamber, flat-end (+) positive end toward the spring.

Slide the battery door back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't flush away that battery door away now?

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed and how it functions.

The Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle is a household lamp, not a flashlight. So I won't hit it against the concrete floor of a patio, throw it in the toilet, stomp on it, throw it against a wall, run over it with a 450lb electric wheelchair, let my housemate's cats or my parent's dog's ghost piddle on it, sit on it really hard, or subject it to any other potentially destructive tests that a regular flashlight might be subject to. So this section of the web page will appear more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The thing that concerns me here is how long the Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle will operate on those itty bitty button cells. Due to the way it functions, I am not able to perform a machine-operated battery discharge analysis on it.

The "flame" is composed of what I believe is a silicone compound; it is soft to the touch and will not become broken if the Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle is dropped.

Photograph of the Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle, illuminated.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this candle.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this candle; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 550nm and 600nm to pinpoint peak wavelength; which appears to be ~586nm.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This is a video on YourTube showing the Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle in action.

This clip is approximately 2.14656728929 megabytes (2,268,584 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
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I cannot provide this video in other formats, so please do not ask.

Test unit was obtained at an unknown time (but probably within the last two years) and was discovered while looking for spare parts for an R/C helicopter on the morning of 04-10-11 (or "10 Apr. 2011" or even "Apr. 10, Twenty Double Sticks" if you prefer).

UPDATE: 00-00-00

"Flame" is a bit yellower than "flames" in other LED candles
Flickering effect is reasonably realistic; people might mistake them for real candles if they are used in frosted enclosures!
Battery powered and safe for use around flammable materials

It's those itty bitty button cells -- lifetime per battery change could be a bit limited

    PRODUCT TYPE: LED tea candle
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off on underside of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3x LR41 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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Flickering Yellow LED Tea Candle *

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