LED Tea Lights, retail $7.98 {for 5} (www.harrietcarter.com...)
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Last updated 03-20-10

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 Tea Light, just slide the switch on its base to the "ON" position, and place it where you would normally place a real tea light.

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

To change the batteries in the Tea Light, turn it upside-down, slide the battery door off, throw it in the toilet, and flush it away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the three used LR41 button cells from the battery chamber, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit. Tap the base of the Tea Light on a firm surface if necessary to dislodge the cells.

Install three new LR41 button cells in the chamber, flat-end (+) positive end toward the spring.

Slide the battery door back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't flush away that battery door away now?

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

The 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 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.

The thing that concerns me here is how long the Tea Light will operate on those itty bitty button cells. Due to the way it functions, I am not able to perform a machine-operated battery discharge analysis on it.

The "flame" is composed of what I believe is a silicone compound; it is soft to the touch and will not become broken if the Tea Light is dropped.

Photograph of one of the Tea Lights, illuminated.

Quicktime movie (.mov extension) showing five tea lights changing colors.
It is approximately 4.6 megabytes (4,800,708 bytes); dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than twenty five minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing one Tea Light inside the glass diffusing jar from a Smart Candle™.
This clip is approximately 2.5 megabytes (2,736,668 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than ten minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

This is a video on YourTube showing the LED Tea Light in action.

This clip is approximately 5.00674523676 megabytes (5,105,180 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than twenty five minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

I cannot provide any of these videos in other formats, so please do not ask.

Test units were purchased from the Harriet Carter catalogue on 08-17-06, and were received on 08-29-06.

Products were 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: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED tea lights
    No. OF LAMPS: 3 (1 each red, yellow, blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Rubbery (silicone?) "flame"
    BATTERY: 3xLR41 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 3xLR41 cells each
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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