Votive Candle, retail $4.99 (www.carolwrightgifts.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Carol Wright Gifts (www.carolwrightgifts.com)
Last updated 07-10-07

The Votive Candle is a battery-operated "candle", consisting of a battery pack and LED module, to be placed in the included diffused glass jar. There is no dripping wax, no flames, no heat, no smoke, and no messy wiring. Just turn the Votive Candle on, set it somewhere, and walk away. No worries, no muss, no fuss.


Any time you want to use the Votive Candle, just tip the white module out of the glass and into your hand, twist the bottom ring clockwise (as though tightening it), and place the module back in the glass holder, LED facing up.

Do the exact same thing except turn the bottom ring counterclockwise (as though loosening it) to turn the Votive Candle off.

To change the batteries, tip the white module out of the glass and into your hand, unscrew the ring from the bottom and set it aside, and press on the top of the LED to allow the internal portion of the module (which includes the battery carriage) to slide out the bottom.

If necessary, remove the two used AAA cells out of the carriage, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AAA cells into the carriage, orienting each cell so its flat end (-) negative faces the spring for it in each chamber.

Slide the assembly back into the exterior module sleeve, LED-end going in first. Screw the cap back onto the bottom of the module (back it off a bit when the LED comes on if you want the candle off), and place the module back in the glass holder, LED facing up.

Due to the way the Votive Candle is constructed, I cannot obtain a current usage measurement.

The Votive Candle is a household lamp, not a flashlight. So I won't smack 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 housemate's cats take a leak on it, sit on it really hard, or subject it to any other 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 Votive Candle is outfitted with a GLASS diffuser, so please be careful not to drop it, or it will probably become broken. And cleaning up broken glass is no fun at all. Busted glass is very bad for a bagged "vaccuummnne" (vacum, vaccumn, vaccum, vacume, vacuum, etc.), so you'll want to use a broom and dustpan or a fan-last bagless "vaccuummnne" cleaner to clean it up...or better yet, don't drop the Votive Candle in the first place.

Photograph of the Votive Candle, lighted up of course.
Photograph makes the Votive Candle look brighter than it actually is.

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

Windows Media Player (.avi extension) showing the candle in action.
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That sound you might hear is the TV program "Cash Cab", and may be ignored.

Test unit of the flameless LED Votive Candle was purchased on the Carol Wright Gifts website on 07-01-07, and was received on the afternoon of 07-10-07.

Packaging indicates this product is 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

Looks surprisingly similar to a real candle
Uses batteries that are relatively inexpensive
No dripping wax, no flames, no heat, no smoke, and no messy wiring
Looks surprisingly simi...o wait, I said that already.

Glass diffusing jar will probably become broken if unit is dropped

    PRODUCT TYPE: LED "candle"
    LAMP TYPE: Amber LED
    No. OF LAMPS: Unknown; possibly 2
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist base ring on/off
    BEZEL: Plastic thing around LEDs; diffused glass jar around that
    BATTERY: 2xAAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistant at best
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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