Three Candle Sensor LED Candolier, retail $15.99 (
Manufactured by Carlon (
Last updated 12-15-11

This is a battery-operated candolier in a three-candle candleholder that has two modes: steady and flickering.

It comes in a plastic body; it has a silvery-colored base, has three white "candles", and has a milky translucent "flame" inside each candle in which an amber LED is located.

Not only does it have two modes, it has a photoelectric switch (an "electric eye" if you will) that automatically turns the candolier on at nightfall and turns it off in the morning.

Today might be just a couple of days beyond two weeks past New Years Day, but I'm happy to evaluate Christmas products at any time of the year. And although this is marketed as a Christmas product, it can be used any time of the year - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2008 (~5 days away) included!


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

On the bottom of the white part of the center "candle", there's a fairly well concealed slide switch.
Slide it up until it clicks once to activate the candolier in "flickering" mode.

Slide the switch up some more until it clicks again to place the unit in steady-on mode.

Slide the switch all the way down to turn the product all the way off.

The candolier has a photocell which automatically turns the candolier on at nightfall and turns it off in the morning.

The product also comes with a windowsill mounting clip that allows the candolier to be used in windows with a sill too narrow for the candolier to be placed on.
To use this clip, remove the battery door, insert the mounting clip into the slot for it, then reattach the battery door.

To feed the hungry, hungry candolier, unclip the battery door at one end, lift it off, 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, remove the three used D cells from the compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install three new alkaline D cells into the compartment, orienting them according to the legends embossed in the bottom of the chamber.

Place the battery door back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that battery door under that dead, dead Christmas tree now?

Advertised battery life is "70 days when used 12 hours a day".

The Three Candle Sensor LED Candolier 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.

All three "flames" of this candolier flicker in unison (together).
(Edit 01-30-08): Careful observation has revealed that the LEDs do ***NOT*** flicker in unison; they all flicker seperately.

Photograph of the Three Candle Sensor LED Candolier, lighted up of course.
Photograph makes the product look brighter than it actually is.

Photograph of the Three Candle Sensor LED Candolier in a window. It's the one on the left.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this candolier.
Plot is low because this spectrometer is not as sensitive as the USB2000 I had borrowed earlier.

Spectrographic analysis
Same as above; newer spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this product; yet newer spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 575nm and 610nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 592.50nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Windows Media Player (.avi extension) showing the candolier in action.
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That sound you might hear is the TV program "The Steve Wilkos Show".
This product is not sound-sensitive; the sound may be ignored or muted if desired.

Video clip on YourTube showing how the photoelectric sensor (the "day/night" switch) reacts rather well to the NIR (near-infrared) radiation produced by the LZIR808-200 808nm Infrared Invisible Burning Portable Laser with its collimating ass'y removed.

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Test unit of the Three Candle Sensor LED Candolier was purchased on the Miles Kimball website on 01-02-08, and was received on the afternoon of 01-14-08.

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: 03-24-08
The batteries finally required replacement.
I noticed that it was very dim (but still flickering) when I went to bed last night, so I changed them - the original ones were still in there from when I received it and installed the batteries on 01-14-08.

    PRODUCT TYPE: LED candolier
    LAMP TYPE: Amber LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on side of center candle on/mode change/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic flame diffusers protect LEDs
    BATTERY: 3xD cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistant at best
    ACCESSORIES: Windowsill mounting clip
    WARRANTY: 2 years


    This is generally regarded as a seasonal product, so a star rating will not be assigned for that reason.

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