You know, my good friend’s father is actually the Imagineer mentioned in today’s meh scrawl. Really cool guy, continued inventing dope shit since then and he’s still out there being a G. Doug Patton is swag, and his son is absolutely wonderful too we do a lot of fun stuff outdoors.
@Achromatter I don’t know what it does on these, but on a similar pair that we bought from the same brand, that is the charging port for the two 18650 batteries that will run it for something like a week at a time. Perhaps these have an option for an external power brick to supplant the AA cells.
I love the idea, but I wonder if since they’re real paraffin wax on the outside, they’d be a pain to clean?
Paraffin can be sort of sticky (for lack of a better word), and dust might really stick to them since they don’t burn away like a regular candle would (unless it’s coated with something). I’ve had decorative candles collect dust, and they didn’t wipe clean easily…so I just replaced them when they got gross (‘cause getting around to dusting a candle is very, very low on my chore list, lol! )
@k4evryng@unksol If the candle’s been sitting for a very long time, the dust is extremely difficult to get out of the bowl. With regular candles you can light them and let it burn until it’s melted the wax in the whole bowl area. Then you can scoop off any dust. Can’t do that with these.
So I got one in an IRK, it is really nice. It has a function to come on for a period every day. So I have that setup and every day I have this neat flickering candle in my room. It looks real, but it’s not. I may get more for gifts.
@batness Some relatives got a 6-pack of this type of fake candle this last holiday, and they looked similar, and worked quite well, but were not actually made of wax for the outer shell. Are you sure that’s not the product you are thinking of? And those did come with a little remote control. But again, not waxy waxy but plasticky plastic.
So it’s interesting that there’s not much difference between those that want the 4.5" and the 6.5", though the 6.5" has a slight advantage. But does this mean that size doesn’t really matter that much?
On the other hand, some seem to want both, which raises all sorts of questions. We are talking about candle size, right?
I have 10 of Luminara’s smaller non-wax candles — bought all the clearance stock at a craft store — and the flame effect is extremely good. The mechanism is a stationary LED aimed at a flame-shaped white reflector with a random magnetically-driven motion. From across a room, it simply looks like a candle flame. They do have a fairly active flicker, as if there’s always a little bit of a draft, but the look of the flame and the moving light that’s cast on the walls are strikingly like a real candle. These are fascinating to watch, and they really do lend a proper candlelit atmosphere.
I do have a remote, and the fun thing about that is that you can turn multiple candles on or off at once. You can freak out your guests by pointing across the room and spontaneously extinguishing all the candles that they thought were real.