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Liquid paraffin - clean burning, long lasting,
This review is from: Sterno Emergency Candles and Clear Mist
We have several of these "candles" in our house, to use during power outages. Being fueled with liquid paraffin, they burn without smoke or odor, and the fuel won't break down even after years of storage. The container is designed to extinguish the flame if it tips over - although the base is stable enough that it would take a big smack to tip it over.
The light from these candles is bright and clear, although not as bright as a flashlight. We put one on the kitchen counter and it lights the room enough to get around safely, but not enough to read by.
Because of the risk of fire, I wouldn't suggest using these candles in a tent or in a car (as one reviewer wanted to do). Set them safely on a table or countertop and enjoy 100 hours of non-smelly light.
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Initial post: Jan 7, 2012 11:31:15 AM PST
Clean burning, no black resitue or smoke? I can put something across the room for light with a flame, but I am on oxygen and can't get any closer than 5 feet, but my lungs don't need the residue or smoke that regular candles give off so this does not do that? We lost power for 10 days with Hurricane Irene.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2012 11:57:29 AM PST
Lisa Kearns says:
There is a tiny bit of odor, but these burn very cleanly without noticeable smoke. Because the wick is short, it doesn't smoke like a regular candle can do. Any time you burn something there will be at least a little bit of odor or smoke, but liquid paraffin should be ok for you. I suggest you buy one and see if you can tolerate whatever fumes it might give off. If you find you can't tolerate it, then give it to someone. Being on oxygen, maybe it's safer to use an LED flashlight with batteries? Good luck to you!
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