LED Tea Lights (Halloween), retail $3.99* (www.safeway.com*)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Mr*Light (www.mrlight.com)
Last updated 10-12-13

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, no messy soot, 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.

* This price is for two (2) units; this equates to a price of just $1.25 each!

* Product was not found on the Safeway website; this URL simply leads to their 'front door'.


To use the LED Tea Light, just slide the little black switch on the underside of the candle toward the "ON" legend embossed next to the switch, and place it where you would normally place a real tea light -- this could be inside a frosted glass jar or simply placed somewhere and not covered at all.

The candle will spring to life.

To neutralise the candle, simply slide that little switch on its underside the other way (toward the "OFF" legend).

To change the battery in the LED Tea Light, turn it upside-down, use a small Phillips screwdriver to unscrew & remove the small screw {the screw is 'small', but not 'fiddly small -- that is, it would likely make a very audible sound if it were to get sucked up the vacuum cleaner} that secures the battery hatch, and set it aside.

Remove the battery hatch, buy yourself an airline ticket and fly yourself plus the battery hatch to Hollywood (put it in checked baggage if necessary), bring it to the set of the new movie, "Halloween V: Season of the Bitch", have the special effects crew grind it into microscopic bits to have those itty bitty bits implanted into millions of Kotex and Tampax tampons, and...
O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So save your airfare & 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 Tea Light on a firm surface if necessary to dislodge the cell.

Install a new CR2032 lithium coin cell in the chamber, button-end (-) negative end going in first.

Place the battery hatch back onto the candle portion, and screw in that little screw.

Aren't you glad that you didn't fly that battery hatch to Hollywood where it would get ground into microscopic bits for the sake of some phoney-bologna fake Halloween movie now?

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

The LED Tea Light 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 mother's cats, my sister's kitty, or my own adorable little fuzzbomb piddle (uranate) 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.

Photograph of the LED Tea Light (Halloween), 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 585nm and 595nm to pinpoint emission peak wavelength; which is 591.560nm.

The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/43/candle20.txt

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video that shows the LED Tea Light flickering.

That music that you hear is the jingle to the Silver Shamrock TV commercial ("Eight more days till Halloween") that played on the movie, "Halloween V: Season of the Bitch"...er...um...I mean, "HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH".

This product is not sound-sensitive in any manner; the music may safely be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

O boy, a flickering light!
So thrilling!!
So pulse-racing!!!
Actually, it kinda makes you want to "kik" "uh" "lavvitorie" "owt" "uv" "uh" "vanety" & "then" "proseed" "tu" "bete" "thuh" "livengg" "tweadle" "owt" "uv" "itt" "withh" "thuh" "handel" "uv" "ahn" "olld" "orr" "uzed" "tuthebrusche" doesn't it?

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Test unit was purchased at the Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on 10-03-13.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

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

Battery changing may be just a tad "fiddly"

It's that itty bitty coin cell -- lifetime per battery change could be a bit limited (the packaging materials claim 48 hours)

    PRODUCT TYPE: LED tea candle
    LAMP TYPE: Amber LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off on base
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: LED protected by a plastic "flame"
    BATTERY: 1x CR2032 lithium coin cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND JACK-O-LANTERN URINE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 4 Batteries
    SIZE: 43.50mm H x 40mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 13.40g (0.470 oz.) incl. battery
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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LED Tea Lights (Halloween) * www.safeway.com

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