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I bought these candles from the same supplier as the luminaria holders. So one would expect them to work well. Rather than the way most candles are made where the wick is embedded in the wax, these were made by drilling a hole through the wax and threading the wick through. As a result there was no wax holding the wick in place. We put out 56 luminarias and fully 40% of the wicks fell out, a number of them as soon as we lifted them from the box. We had to get other candles to complete the display. We also found this morning that one of the candles had melted a hole right through the holder. Very disappointing.
Did not burn or light. 22 tables, 180 guests, evening wedding. 5-7 were placed with the centerpieces. They did not light, they did not burn. If they by chance did light, they burned out within five minutes. I would like to send these back so they can analyze why they didn't light. We had dark tables. Not a thing we could do about it. I would not buy. I bought because of the ten hour window of staying lit/on/burning. 90% did not even light. I would love the opportunity for the seller or manufacturer to reach out to me to discuss a refund and return. Wedding room could have looked a lot more elegant if the candles would have functioned. Is it that hard to ask a candle to burn?
I purchased these because we burned through almost all our smaller 4 hour tea light candles. I needed a candle to last longer for our flea traps. Just google - water and candle flea trap. This has been a very effective method, also to determine if you have fleas in a particular area.
After 6 tried... Advertised as 10 hour and it's a solid 6 hour burn. First you must straighten the wick to light, then it falls out. Sometimes the wick burns to a cinder and won't light. You must light the candle holding it sideways somewhat inverted.
These were purchased for my daughter’s wedding reception gift bags. I had previously purchased customized votive candle holders with their names and wedding date printed on them. Once received, I didn’t realize the candles were not included. So I went to Amazon of course for the bulk purchase that I needed in a hurry. When I received them, I was a little taken back. About half of the candles were loose and rolling around inside the box. Some were a little bit damaged and a few did not have wicks, which made them useless to me. I was so very upset that I called into Amazon to report the problem. I could not have spoke to a nicer person on the phone. I do not remember her name, but I appreciated how well she handled my frantic demeanor when I spoke with her about the issue at hand. Luckily, I always over order just in case something goes wrong, so I could make sure to have enough for the gift bags. The Amazon representative allowed me to vent and then proceeded to refund and credit my account for the purchase that I had made. I was frustrated when I called and she made it all better. Thank you.
These candles are great. The reviewers who complained that the wick fell out, that problem can be avoided by not trying to straighten the wick before you've placed the candle in the votive holder (which is our natural instinct). The wick comes laying flat on the candle. Just place it in the holder, THEN pull up the wick to light it - voila! The burn time is just as advertised: 10 hours. Love the price also!
I was a bit worried after reading negative reviews about loose wicks and low burn time, but decided to try them anyway since they are just what I need and the price is so good. I needn't have worried. Yes, some wicks are loose, but when I put my trial candle in a glass votive holder, the loose wick stayed in place in the candle. I have been burning it for 7 and a half hours and it's still lit, which well exceeds the needed time frame for my daughter's wedding. I was concerned when the wax melted completely into the shape of the votive holder within the first 2 hours, but then it just kept burning in the puddle of melted wax. It is burning clean and doesn't have any odor.