Flameless Wax Candle, retail $9.99 ()
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Walter Drake (www.wdrake.com)
Last updated 12-30-06

This is an LED-based, real wax candle that is of approximately the same size as real a pillar candle (and it's made of real wax so it feels real and has a realistic weight ), 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; you do not need to have a "siggeret" lighter on you or nearby.

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


To use the candle, just slide the switch on its base to the "ON" position, and place it where you would normally place a real candle.

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

Using a small phillips screwdriver (#0 should do the job here), unscrew and remove the two screws holding the battery door in the center of the unit at its bottom. Remove the battery door, and set it aside. Gently shake the candle if necessary to dislodge the battery door.

If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the two used AA cells from the compartment.

Install two new AA cells in the compartment, orienting the cells as shown by the polarity diagrams embossed next to each chamber.

Lay the battery door back on top of the compartment so the two screw holes in the door line up with the screw holes in the product itself.

Screw in the two screws you removed earlier, and be done with it.

Due to the way the product was assembled and how it functions, I am not able to furnish you with a current usage measurement.

The Flameless Wax 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 400lb electric wheelchair, let my housemate's cats take a leak 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.

When I first fired up the candle, it had a flickering effect; however the product no longer flickers - the LEDs stay on at full intensity. And I know it isn't the batteries - I had it on for just a matter of seconds at that time. Just for {vulgar term for multiple feces} and giggles, let me take the battery door off and put it back on...BBS...nope, that didn't do the trick.

Photograph of the product - lighted of course.
Light is slightly oranger and not quite as bright in reality.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the LEDs in this candle.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer on loan from TWO-CUBED.

Product was purchased from the Walter Drake website on 12-02-06, and was received on 12-30-06.

Product was made in China. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 12-30-06
I forgot to mention that this candle is mildly scented - the scent is I believe vanilla in the test unit.



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED candle
    No. OF LAMPS: 2
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off on bottom of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Wax w/plastic bottom
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Yes; splash-resistant at minimum
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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