Purple Cordless LED Candle, retail $16.95 (www.brookstone.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 10-18-08

This is a battery-operated candle that comes with two "flames" (bulbs): the traditional yellow "flame"-colored one that you would expect, and a purple one (that you wold *NOT* expect!) specifically intended for use during the Halloween holiday season.

It has a very, very dark bronze-colored metal base, has an off-white plastic "candle", and has a milky translucent "flame" on top of the candle in which a purple LED (or a yellow LED) is located.

It also has a photoelectric ("day/night") switch built in, so you do not necessarily have to fuss with remembering to turn it on & off every day.


Feed the unit two AA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go light up that holiday (or non-holiday) window.

To turn the candle on, just screw in the "flame" as though screwing in a light bulb.

To turn it off, unscrew the "flame" half a turn or so.

It also has a photoelectric ("day/night") switch built into the upper portion of the candle, so if it is placed in a window, it turns on after sunset and turns off just before sunrise.

To feed the hungry, hungry candle, unscrew & remove the "flame", gently place it on the floor, and kick it under that Christmas tree you're always forgetting to water...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, tip the candlestick into your hand and allow the two used AA cells to slide out. Dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install two new alkaline AA cells into the candlestick, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives go in first.

Screw the "flame" back on, and back it off a bit when your candle springs to life - don't want to waste those brand spanken new AA cells now.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that "flame" bulb under that dead, dead Christmas tree now?

The Purple Cordless LED Candle is a household lamp, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toylet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, use a ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a scanner-type device on a platform with a large readout, a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them. So this section of the web page will seem ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

A felt base (on the candle's underside) means that this candle will not scratch tables, dressers, or other furniture it is placed on.

This candle does *NOT* flicker; please do not attempt to find a switch for that - there simply isn't one.

Photograph of the LED Candle, lighted up of course (purple LED bulb).
Photograph makes the product look brighter than it actually is.

Photograph of the LED Candle, lighted up of course (yellow LED bulb).

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (purple) in this candle.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (yellow) in this candle.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product's photoelectric switch in action.
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Test unit of the Purple Cordless LED Candle was purchased on the Brookstone website on 10-12-08, and was received on the afternoon of 10-16-08.

A label on the underside of the candle indicates that this product is made in Taiwan.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

As a minor bit of nonsense, this evaluation was published on this website's 9th anniversary!

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED "candle"
    LAMP TYPE: Purple LED (one bulb), yellow LED (the other bulb)
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Screw in/unscrew "flame" on/off; photoelectric on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic & metal
    BEZEL: Plastic "flame" diffuser protects LED
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistant at best
    ACCESSORIES: Purple LED "flame"
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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