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100 hour Emergency Candles
#1
Whelp,

I said I'd test one of the 100hr emergency candles that I have, and so it has begun.

To start, you can get them here;

http://beprepared.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E...y%20Candle

Or Amazon sells them in 6 packs, which comes out to be a little more expensive. If you just bought 6 from above, you would save a little over the Amazon 6 pack.

http://www.amazon.com/Hour-Plus-Emergenc...N8O3J9RRD5


Here is how they will come, which I've read some reviews where people have had fuel loss. I did not.

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Here is a close up of the candle and wick. The wick can be exposed more, for more light, but you'll burn the fuel faster. I did pull it out a tiny bit, to get a little bigger flame.

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I pulled out a little extra bit of wick, and this is the flame size. Also, the candle claims to not give of any fumes or bothersome odors, which I can confirm. Other than the little wisp of smoke from lighting, I can't detect any other smells coming from the candle.

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Here it is in a bathroom. I could easily take a shit and shower with the amount of light this puts out. I wouldn't want to read by it, though.

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So it is going to take awhile for me to burn it 100+ hours, so I'll report back when it's all done and see if it actually makes the 100 hours.

Justin
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#2
I prefer something that has multiple uses. While I havent tried this one yet, http://youtu.be/PsY-d44SpeQdiffrent sources claim 8hr burn time over 45 days. Thats 360 hours!
Or 24 hrs straight for 15 days. If all else fails you can cook and grease the baking sheets Big Grin
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#3
Cool beans. I have alternate cooking means so I don't mind that this is only good for a light source.

That Crisco candle is cool, but I wonder how it smells? Someone should test it for us.

Also, what about Crisco going rancid?

Justin
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#4
I have never seen Crisco go rancid. Does it /can it? I have also heard that a normal candle can be pushed down the middle, creating a double burn effect. I would imagine that would extend the burn time as well.
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#5
Yeah I don't know anything about Crisco..., never used it for anything. Big Grin I'll have to give this a try sometime.

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#6
As far as I know, Crisco does not go racid, I've had open cans for over 2 years with no issues.
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#7
Never heard of it going rancid but it can draw critters so you'd have to be aware of that.
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#8
Well it only made it to about 65 hours..., but that's because I pulled the wick out a bit extra and I under estimated what the impact of that would be. I think it would reach its 100 hour rating had I not pulled the wick out more.

I like em and am glad to have a few on hand.

Justin
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I wonder what the difference in light output would be? If the wick is left as-is, and light output is at the point of being almost useless, what then is the point of the 100-hour rating?

Judging as well as I can by the pics, the size of the flame, and the way it illuminated the bathroom, it still looks like a nice deal for 65 hours and a price tag just under $5.

Considering that these will mostly be used in the evenings for maybe 3-4 hours, I can see one of these possibly lasting several weeks.

Thanks for the test run!
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Curmudgeon;43417 Wrote:I wonder what the difference in light output would be? If the wick is left as-is, and light output is at the point of being almost useless, what then is the point of the 100-hour rating?

Judging as well as I can by the pics, the size of the flame, and the way it illuminated the bathroom, it still looks like a nice deal for 65 hours and a price tag just under $5.

Considering that these will mostly be used in the evenings for maybe 3-4 hours, I can see one of these possibly lasting several weeks.

Thanks for the test run!

You're welcome!

I agree, they would last a long time since you wouldn't be burning it 24/7 like I did.

Here is a video they did of the candle, and you can see the flame is much smaller than what I had, but it would probably be adequate for most tasks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GviDnJak9rk

Justin
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