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The family-sized UCO Candlelier candle lantern burns 3 candles for extra bright light. It's great for camping, picnics or power outages.

UCO Candlelier Candle Lantern

The family-sized UCO Candlelier candle lantern burns 3 candles for extra bright light. It's great for camping, picnics or power outages.
  • $39.95

Item # 624320

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  • Candle tubes are spring-loaded, so flame height stays constant
  • Stainless-steel fold-down handle makes it easy to carry or hang the lantern
  • UCO Candlelier candle lantern includes 3 no-drip candles that burn up to 9 hrs.

UCO Candlelier Candle Lantern

Specification Description
Best use Camping
Lantern type Candle
Burn time (max flame) 9 hours
Material(s) Aluminum
Open length Not applicable
Closed length 4 x 8 inches
Weight (With 3 candles) 1 lb. 2 oz.

UCO Candlelier Candle Lantern

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Rated 4.9091/5 based on 11 reviews
Rated 5out of5
by fromA feel-good lantern This is a lantern people can feel good about using. It doesn't need any fossil fuels for operation, you don't need any batteries and it doesn't generate any waste (we use the burnt candle nubs for fire starters). I recently started using the more expensive beeswax candles in this lantern and have been even happier with it. They burn cleaner and last much, much longer (12-15 hours) than the standard nine-hour paraffin candles. This is a very sturdy, attractive light that requires very little maintenance (you have to occasionally clean out the melted wax and wipe down the glass globe). It's worth the weight and bulk to bring backpacking, especially if taking into an area where fires are not allowed. It can also double as a stove for boiling small amounts of water, so I think of it as a must-bring on any trip where survival could be a factor (or stoves could unexpectedly fail). It works equally well sitting on a table top as it does hanging from a lantern hook. For ultra-bright area light or camping with neophytes, you're probably still going to want a good-old-fashioned propane or battery lantern. And I wouldn't dare bring this into a tent! This light is perfect when you just want to set up a little area light for a long time, but obviously you cannot turn it on and off easily! The only way I can see adjusting this is by using one or two candles instead of three. The light is bright enough for playing games, reading, and for eating at the picnic table.
Date published: 2007-09-21
Rated 5out of5
by fromIt's just cool, that's all ! There's just something fun about it. If there is any drawback to it, it's how hot that flame guard can get ... holy cow -- watch out once the candles been burning a while ! It is also a viable heat source inside a tent during colder weather. I wouldn't go to sleep with it on though, that's for sure.
Date published: 2007-09-21
Rated 5out of5
by fromNice little lantern I like this lantern bought it to take while bike touring... it's still cold to go out touring up north so in that regard not sure of performance... however it worked well at home, and hope it will work well on tour. Things I didn't like is that it is not as compact as other lanterns but thats the only thing I didn't like.
Date published: 2008-03-09
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Light Source! I have had this item for many years and it has performed up to expectations. As mentioned in previous reviews, do not use in tents and if you do, do not leave it unattended because even though it gives off ample light, it can get very hot, especially on top. Candles work as expected and are fairly reasonably priced. To me, it was well worth the money.
Date published: 2009-04-16
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat lantern, paraffin is fossil fuel I've had one of these for about 10 years. I agree with almost everything Myra said. However, if you're worried about using fossil fuels, be aware that most paraffin wax is produced from crude oil. Setting that aside, this lantern gives you choices to balance light output with duration. For most purposes, one candle is good for a whole evening's use. If you need more light, or want to boil a cup of water, light all three. Spare candles are inexpensive and lightweight. This is ideal for dealing with power outages.
Date published: 2012-11-01
Rated 4out of5
by fromCozy but a bit Bulky I do a lot of bike touring and frequently take this lantern when I camp. I really like the soft, warm light it produces. Like others, I've also used it to warm up my coffee and my tent. It's also great to use on the back porch. Drawbacks are that the light output is diffuse and not very strong. Also, it takes up a lot of space compared to a head lamp, and you have to be careful about protecting the glass that surrounds the candles. When I'm bike camping,I've taken to wrapping the lamp in a piece of foam rubber and then putting it into a nylon bag--so far, no breakage. If I had to choose between taking only this lantern or a head lamp, I'd most likely take the head lamp--but I'd miss the lantern's friendly glow.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat little lantern I bought this candle lantern for home and car camping use, and it's exactly what I wanted. I like using it for lighting a small area on a picnic table when I don't want to be blinded by a bright propane lantern. The three candles put off enough light for a game of cards at night, and they last quite a long time. The top metal plate gets VERY hot, and I like to put my metal cup fo hot chocolate on top to keep it warm. I'm sure that you can boil a little water if you leave it on top long enough. I've used the lantern a few times, and I'm still on the original candles. I might spend an extra dollar or two for the citronella refills, but I don't think the beeswax candles are worth the extra $10.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 5out of5
by fromgotta love USA quality I have one, and I gave one to my parents. They were skeptical at first, but now they use it on the porch every night during the summer. I use it on the deck. Gives enough light to move about without ruining the atmosphere with a blast of harsh light. With three flickering flames, it's as hypnotic as a fire--without all the messy ash to deal with. It incorporates an old-fashioned feel with streamlined performance. The spring-loaded candle tubes work perfectly and the candles burn evenly. You can't tell from the image or description, but there's a slot in the tubes that shows how much candle is left. Yes--be careful the housing above the flames gets hot. Use common sense and you'll be fine. It is an open flame after all (on that note, I wouldn't even think about taking it in tent). This lantern puts out more light than you would think, thanks to the light reflected by the housing above the flames. If you're familiar with the mini Uco, the Candlelier is 3x as great. Well, not for backpacking, but certainly for RVs, car camping or backyard lounging.
Date published: 2009-01-26

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