on 24 June 2011
I have to say I am happy with these candles. They give off loads of light and a surprisingly appreciable amount of heat, too, and when a few of them are used in close proximity they can feasibly be used to replace a small lamp. Great news for people like me who enjoy evenings in a mostly dark room with just ambient light.
Once you flick yer wick, about 10 seconds passes and the candles are nearly at their full brightness, with a very generous flame that sometimes climbs up to 2 inches high! The thing that I like about these is they aren't like tealights which take most of the evening to light up properly. They relight well too and burn just as well on subsequent lights as they did on the first, something that other candles often fail to achieve.
EDIT: Unfortunately, I wrote my review too soon, only a few days after buying the candles. Now that the candles have burned down, I have discovered a very unfortunate design flaw in ALL of them! Around 1 inch from the bottom, the wicks randomly veer off to the side of the candle horizontally. Of course once it burns down to this point, the flame goes out and the last inch of the wax is wasted! This means that the 100 hour candles become useless with at least 20 hours of burning time left, and the 50 hour candles die out after only half of them has burned!
NOT a happy bunny I have to say, I will instead buy similar candles from my local shop which are not only cheaper but burn the full way down!
Don't buy these! They burn good initially but the wastage at the end is a disappointment, and they are already quite pricey.
on 13 May 2013
This is a good candles, durable and long lasting -however the longer lasting ones (of over 100 hours) are better value. If only required for 50 hours burning time, or if a smaller candle is required, then this product is fine.