UCO 9+ Hour Candles for Candle Lanterns (3.5 Inch)
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These fit into UCO (or similar) breakdown candle lanterns. The lanterns usually come with paraffin candles, which are great and last a long time. These replacement candles are made from beeswax, however. They do last considerably longer than the paraffin versions. What I really like about them, however, is that they give off a really pleasing, mild scent as they burn. I use these when I'm illuminating the inside of my tent or cabin rather than the other ones. I also appreciate that they are a natural resource.
The quality is high, and they burn very evenly and as long as advertised. My experience is that the wicks on these have been self-trimming and have never broken off between uses. These seem to have held up well in the hot environments of the desert, my enclosed gear box, and the interior of my truck, never melting to the point of being misshapen.
But the cost, you say? Well, yeah. For me, it's a value proposition: I enjoy and prefer the gentle glow of candlelight when I'm camping or backpacking, over the bright light and hiss of my white-gas-driven light whenever I can help it. They do last a good, long while, too, and I figure that the per-hour cost of these set me back a little over a quarter. That, and the fact that they cost only a little more than the paraffin version for an emergency/camping light that will never run out of batteries or suffer a broken mantle make them well worth it for me. That, and the fact that there is nothing that smells quite like a burning beeswax candle. Besides, I go through these so slowly that I don't have to buy them that often.
Five stars for a high quality, well-made product that lasts.
While these work ok, I think they're maybe using the wrong wick size. The candle I have been using burns unevenly to the point it starts to burn over the rim of the holder. Also, you need to trim these to keep the wick down where the white candles don't really need this.
On the plus side they are more enviromentally sound and have a lovely aroma.
If UCO would work on the wick and burning issue, then they would have a great product. I think they used the same molds and wicks as the their traditional white candles completely ignoring the fact that beeswax burns differently and needs to be managed accordingly.
They really need to team up with Blue Corn Candles (who specializes in beeswax) and make a superior product. I would gladly pay the $10+ for these if they were as efficient as the their traditional white candles.
Clean burning, easy to clean up and they travel and store well. Good buy.
These burn nice and long and make no horrible smell yet they keep the mosquitoes away from camp and my ears. They are not any more expensive than the regular candles so I can't see any reason not to use these all summer long.
They are shipped directly from UCO and and are well made. Can't say one bad thing about them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Candles are great! used them outdoors in lanterns to light porch during holiday season. Burned brightly for at least the time advertised, in spite of the extreme cold & wind in... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Peggy
Good stuff, I would say I am getting more like 8 hours out of them, that is with multiple ignites and blow outs.Published 5 days ago by BigSlice
These are great, they burn clean and have a very subtle honey scent. These are made for those candle lanterns and fit well but can also be used in other types of candle holders.Published 7 days ago by RT
I use these in my BOB. Haven't burned one yet but they seem like they will work good. They don't feel cheap and do not fall to pieces. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Smiley