LED Floating Tealights, retail $6.99 (www.partycity.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for The Gerson Company (www.gersoncompany.com)
Last updated 12-29-12

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 LED Floating Tealight, just twist the base clockwise (as though tightening it), 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. You can also place them into water -- vases, pools, sinks, tubs, toliets...well, maybe not toliets because yo wouldn't want to accidentally flush them away!!!

To turn it off, just turn it over and twist the base counterclockwise {or anticlockwise if you prefer} (as though loosening it) approx. turn.

To change the battery in the LED Floating Tealight, turn it upside-down, turn the base counterclockwise {or anticlockwise if you prefer} until it comes off in your hand, gently place the candle portion of the unit under the floor, and use your foot to nudge it under the couch where a bunch of carpet beetles find it, sniff & snuffle at the damn thing for a monent, decide that it (like totally) unpalatable, and subsequently relieve themselves on it...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the used CR2032 lithium coin cell from the battery chamber in the base, and dispose of or recycle it as you see fit. Tap the base of the LED Floating Tealight on a firm surface if necessary to dislodge the cell.

Install a new CR2032 lithium coin cell in the chamber, flat-end (+) positive end going in first.

Place the battery hatch back onto the candle portion, twist the base clockwise until the candle comes on, and unscrew it slightly (~ turn) so that the candle turns off.
Aren't you glad you didn't push the "candle" portion under the couch with all of those hungry, hungry carpet beetles with full bladders now?

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

The LED Floating Tealight 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 LED Floating Tealight will operate on that itty bitty coin cell. Due to the way it functions, I am not able to perform a machine-operated battery discharge analysis on it.

Photograph of the LED Floating Tealight, 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 440nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength; which is gsd to be 454.586nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video showing one of the LED Floating Tealights (they come in a package of four) doing what it was designed to do...that is, light up & flicker a bit in the lavatory (bathroom sink {or 'washbasin' if you prefer}) with water in it.

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Test unit was purchased at the Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on 12-26-12.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Flickering effect is reasonably realistic; people might mistake them for real candles if they are used in frosted enclosures if the LED were yellow!
Battery powered and safe for use around flammable materials

Battery changing may be just a tad "fiddly"

It's that itty bitty coin cell -- lifetime per battery change could be a bit limited

    PRODUCT TYPE: LED tea candle
    LAMP TYPE: White LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist base clockwise/counterclockwise on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 1x CR2032 lithium coin cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    SIZE: 40mm H x 37.50mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 12.70g (0.450 oz.)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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