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    Default LED Candles Battery Operated

    Just won a set of these candles on the bay. Looks realistic on photo, the candle flickers too! No wax, no mess!

    Has anyone bought or tried them, how real do they look in reality.



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    Where did you get these? Are they 2AA?

    I saw an RGB version of this in Home Depot last weekend for 7.99.
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

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    It runs on 2AAA.]

    I can't post an auction link here but you can search for this seller on ebay..
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    Check out this link for these candles:
    http://www.lck-led.com/product_info.php?products_id=157
    My Wife likes them better than real candles. Nuf Said!

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    Default Re: LED Candles Battery Operated

    Good price. What kind of batteries do they take? Runtime? Do they flicker?
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

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    I can see this place is going to be trouble. I ordered two. Iíll post some impressions when they arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaserburn
    Good price. What kind of batteries do they take? Runtime? Do they flicker?
    2 AAA batteries and they appear to have two leds running on an async multivibrator circuit. (flicker quite nicely and with a random appearance like an actual flame) Runtime on mine seems about a week but I have not had them long enough to gather much runtime data.

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    I have a bunch of them - both the smaller 1 watt version and the larger 2 watt version. I have shown them off many times as windproof candles. I blow like crazy into the candle and it doesn't go out. People are amazed at how wind proof they are.

    Not a single person has ever guessed that they were not regular flame candles. They always feel a bit silly when I show them that it is an LED and not a real flame.

    FYI - 1 watt is frosted plastic with the switch on the top. 2 watt is frosted glass with the switch on the bottom.
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    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    These look a lot like the Smart Candle.
    I have an evaulation of one at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/third/scand.htm if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimH
    I have a bunch of them - both the smaller 1 watt version and the larger 2 watt version. I have shown them off many times as windproof candles. I blow like crazy into the candle and it doesn't go out. People are amazed at how wind proof they are.

    Not a single person has ever guessed that they were not regular flame candles. They always feel a bit silly when I show them that it is an LED and not a real flame.

    FYI - 1 watt is frosted plastic with the switch on the top. 2 watt is frosted glass with the switch on the bottom.
    JimH, 1W and 2W? Can you explain? Neither candle should draw that kind of power. I'm sure I'm missing something here. Where did you get them? Can you supply a link?
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaserburn
    JimH, 1W and 2W? Can you explain? Neither candle should draw that kind of power. I'm sure I'm missing something here. Where did you get them? Can you supply a link?
    Ledtronics, Inc
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    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    thanks. LED Museum posted that his test unit (which may or may not be the same as your link - do you know?) was sensitive to a drop in voltage. So, even though the batteries would power the light for many hours, it would stop flickering after only an hour or two. What have you noticed in your lights? Do they run all the way as described by the vendor to the extent of runtime while still flickering?
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

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    Default Re: LED Candles Battery Operated

    Its looks kind of fun, can't wait for mine to arrive. I didn't know the flickering effect is so sensitive to low voltage or could you have a malfunction unit Craig? Anyway hope these runs on rechargeables as I have lots of AAA.

    Ordered another type (votives) which runs on CR2450. Christmas is coming, getting addicted to candles.

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    I purchased a pack of 5 from LCK-LED.
    They run for days under 2 AAA. I use them with rechargeables.
    They're realistic if you leave them inside the frosted glass

    But they're too dim for my taste.
    0.5W candles with 12 hours runtime under 2AA should be ideal IMHO.

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    Default Re: LED Candles Battery Operated

    Quote Originally Posted by glire
    I purchased a pack of 5 from LCK-LED.
    They run for days under 2 AAA. I use them with rechargeables.
    They're realistic if you leave them inside the frosted glass

    But they're too dim for my taste.
    0.5W candles with 12 hours runtime under 2AA should be ideal IMHO.
    Hi glire, just to clarify do these candles 'runs for days' with the flickering effect?

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaserburn
    What have you noticed in your lights? Do they run all the way as described by the vendor to the extent of runtime while still flickering?
    Funny you should ask. I was showing them to some friends at work yesterday and forgot to turn them off. When I came in this morning (approx 20 hrs later) they appeared just as bright and were still flickering.
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenon
    ...I didn't know the flickering effect is so sensitive to low voltage or could you have a malfunction unit Craig?...
    I don't know if the voltage sensitivity in my unit is a defect or not.
    My test unit came from http://www.maresb2b.com/html/safe_smart_candle.html

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    How bright are they, as bright as regular candle?

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    Greetings,

    Is LCK-LED.COM a good company to deal with? I want to order 10 of these for my Alzheimer's care facility. I think the residents would dig it and enhance the mood of dinner.

    Mahalo,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Dave
    Greetings,

    Is LCK-LED.COM a good company to deal with? I want to order 10 of these for my Alzheimer's care facility. I think the residents would dig it and enhance the mood of dinner.

    Mahalo,
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    Quote Originally Posted by redduck
    How bright are they, as bright as regular candle?
    I took a dozen pictures.
    I'll try to post them next week.
    So you'll see

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    I too have some on the way and would like to hear/see more, glire, if you get the opportunity. Will they run alright on nimh cells?
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

    Best Diffusion Film!

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    Great, I just placed the order for 2 sets.

    Thanks for the great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaserburn
    I too have some on the way and would like to hear/see more, glire, if you get the opportunity. Will they run alright on nimh cells?
    I bought some Energizer NiMh 850mAh on wednesday evening. Charged them using the 'test' mode with the well known LaCrosse BC-900 (who reported around ~800mAh for each cell). And since, two candles are 'burning' non stop. That's about 40 hours until now.

    I opened one candle: 2x 3mm LED yellow/amber.
    I also mesured current: around 6-7mA.
    Mod should be easy.
    If I knew a way to upload pictures on CPF servers, I could already post them.

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    -"Must control self"-
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    Thanks, but that's using a thirst party server.
    I meant using CPF servers only

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    Does anyone know if the insides of this can be taken appart and be made to lay more flat?

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    That will never happen Glire, you will have to use one of the free picturehosts or your own site to host the pics.
    Putting them on the CPF server would mean a huge increase in traffic and thus in costs....
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    OK, I understand B@rt.
    Will put pictures on another server.

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