Carlon Warm White LED Standard Window Candle, retail $9.99 (
Manufactured by Thomas & Betts (
Last updated 03-02-13

This is an LED-based "candle" that is approximately the same size as real taper candle, but there is no messy dripping wax, no flame, no smoke, and no odour.

It is battery-powered & can be turned on and off at will (or simply leave it on and let the automatic photoelectric {day/night} switch take over the helm!); you do not need to have a "siggeret" lighter on you or nearby.

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

What makes this candle different from others you can get is that instead of an amber LED, this one features a warm white LED.

And that LED doesn't just stay 'steady-on' or even blink like it does in many other LED 'candles'; no, the LED in this candle flickers like a real flame!


To use the Carlon Warm White LED Standard Window Candle, just look for a small white slide switch at the bottom of the "candle" (but above the pewter-look base). Slide it to the "ON" position, and place it where you would normally place a real taper. A window is a fantastic place to start here.

Position it so that the side of the 'candle' with the switch faces in (toward you) because the photoelectric (day/night) switch's sensor is on the opposite side and will react properly to daytime & nighttime.

N.B., if you place this candle in a window during the day, it will stay off and therefore may appear defective to you; don't be fooled: the real magic happens after sundown when it will "light" itself!)

This photoelectric switch will take it from there.
That is, the candle will automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn.

To neutralise the candle (turn it off), just slide the little switch to the "OFF" position.

To change the batteries in the Carlon Warm White LED Standard Window Candle, turn it upside-down, unclip & remove the battery door, gently place the battery door on the floor directly in front of the couch, and use your foot to nudge it under the couch where a bunch of silverfish find it, sniff & snuffle at the damn thing for a moment, decide that it is (like totally) unpalatable, and subsequently relieve themselves on it...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the three used AA cells from the battery compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit. Do not dispose of them by pushing them under a rug, flushing them down a toliet, or throwing them over the side of a bridge so that they hit a carp or a salmon on the way down.

Install a trio of new AA cells into the chamber, orienting them according to the polarity legend embossed inside the compartment (there are no conventional "coil-type" springs, so you do have to look for the legend embossed into the compartment's bottom). Install the lowermost AA cell according to the polarity legend at the bottom of its chamber; place the other two in with their button-ends (+) positives facing the other direction.

This sounds a lot harder to do in print than it actually is to do yourself!

Place the battery door back onto the base, and push down on it until it "clicks" into place.
Aren't you glad you didn't push the battery door under the couch with all of those hungry, hungry silverfish with full bladders now?

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

Battery life is advertised as, "20 days" which I shall (for the sake of discussion anyway) presume that this is for the shortest days of the year -- right around winter solstice. In the late-spring through early-summer, this value may well double because the candle will be "on" for considerably less time per day!

The Carlon Warm White LED Standard Window 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 our kitty cats or my mother's big 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.

Although this product is not all that water-resistant and is advertised as being for indoor use only, taking them out to a deck or patio during warm & dry summer evenings should cause you no grief. Just don't
***LEAVE*** them outside!

Although many LED candles now exist on the market today (early-2013), it was Jenesis that made them what they are today.
To wit:

The "flame" in this candle approaches the intensity of the flame in a real candle; thus making this candle the brightest single-LED "candle" in existence today (to the best of my knowledge anyway!!!)

Photograph of the Carlon Warm White LED Standard Window Candle, illuminated in a window.
That second 'flame' you see is merely a reflection from the window glass.

Measures 400mcd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

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 455nm and 475nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength; which is 465.507nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this candle; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 560nm and 580nm to pinpoint phosphor emission peak wavelength; which is 572.555nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This video on YourTube shows the Carlon Warm White LED Standard Window Candle in operation (flickering, of course!)

O boy, a flickering light!
So thrilling!!
So heart-pounding!!!
Actually, it kinda makes you want to kick one of those Penal-Ware® suicide-resistant prison combys over and then proceed to "bete" "thuh" "livengg" "tweadle" "owt" "uv" "itt" "withh" "thuh" "handel" "uv" "ann" "olde" "orr" "yuzde" "puschebrume" doesn't it?

That music that you hear is zax from the coin-op arcade video game, "Roadblasters" made by Atari in 1987. This product is not sound-sensitive; the zax may be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

This video is approximately 21.7473345222 megabytes (22,046,861 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware. It will take no less than one hundred eight minutes to load at 48.0Kbps. I cannot provide this video in other formats, so please do not ask.

Test unit was sent by A.G. of Jenesis on 01-30-13 {or "30 Jan. 2013", or even "Jan. 30, Twenty Stick-Boobs" if you prefer} and was received on the afternoon of 02-08-13.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Flickering effect is quite realistic; people might mistake them for real candles!
BRIGHTER than other LED candles -- intensity approaches that of a real flame!!!
Use of a warm white LED instead of an amber LED makes it yet more realistic
Battery powered and safe for use around flammable materials


Nome that I have yet to uncover

    MANUFACTURER: Thomas & Betts
    PRODUCT TYPE: LED window candle
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm (T1¾) warm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on (automatic)/off on base of candle itself
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic & metal
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistant at maximum
    SIZE: 215mm H x 86.20mm W x 42.30mm D
    WEIGHT: 136.50g (4.810 oz.) incl. batteries
    WARRANTY: 2 years


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