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  • New formulation of 100% beeswax around a pure cotton wick offers a 12-15 hour burn time-- depending on actual burn conditions
  • Natural beeswax produces less smoke and a pleasing scent while also producing negative ions that actually help clarify the air

Made in USA.

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Specs

Best Use Camping
Burn Time (Max Flame) Up to 15 hours
Material(s) Beeswax
Dimensions 1 x 4 inches
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Candles I really like these candles. They tend to melt more evenly then their paraffin brethren and put off a nice glow under a tarp or in a snow cave. The light output isn't as high as the paraffin wax kind, but they burn significantly longer (which is better in my book for winter camping). Also, the light output is the best with in an enclosed area (like a tent or snow cave) where as they kind of wash out in the open with no walls to reflect from. In cold weather they keep the inside of a tent warmer and dry. No smoke is a plus also; I figure that means less mess/residue on the insides of my shelter and I'm not breathing in chemicals. They smell great, though the smell doesn't intensify when lit. A bit disappointing after a week+ of no showers but what the hay, at least you can hold it to your nose and cover the smell for a little while, Ha!
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best candles for REI lantern Most people would rather save the money now and pay later. Paraffin based candles over time ruin the fabric breathability of tent materials. Bees wax is a natural product which burns smokeless and completely. The bees wax can be used for waterproofing shoes, twine, rope,gloves and so forth.Paraffin really won't work. You can plug a hole temporarily with bees wax that has appeared in your tent. It has adhesive qualities. It makes a good material for fire starting. Certainly the price is more, but the overall utility of e product makes for a better purchase. Yes, the lumens are less initially, but the candles will not coat the globe of the lantern the same way paraffin does so the subject real is a "wash" in the long run. I'll take bees wax any day of the week over paraffin based candles. It's cheaper than a new tent and much more useful.
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Bad Slightly less light than the regular candles more yellow than white. Sticky feeling right out of the package. Not a bad scent in the package but no scent when burning. A good long burn time. A bit on the pricey side.
Date published: 2008-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Camping! The UCO candle lantern beeswax candles certainly were a delight. I was able to use these with my three gentleman friends as we relaxed and convened for our annual secluded getaway. The candles provided mood lighting. We were able to still bask in the glow of the twinkling stars from the heavens above, while the candles illuminated our large packs and manly possessions. As the candles melted, the perfume aroused our minds and souls. It’s the perfect shape to fit in our packs, not too bulky, not too soft.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than white candle It's an expensive wax but it gives out little light and no smoke. I use it inside my tent using a foil to shield off the top chain and to prevent low heat touching the top tent. It does keep the tent warm in the winter of temperature drops to minus 10. Beeswax has nice scent than the white candle.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A decent wick would improve this product I bought this product for my lantern to use in emergencies at home and in winter recreation neccessities. I love beeswax candles because they don't melt in the car and don't drip like parafin candles. I knew I was off to a bad start with these when I lit the candle in the house to try it out and it WENT OUT before actually getting started. Absolutely not what I want in an emergency. I removed the candle from the lantern, cut some of the wax back to expose the wick (which had gone out flush with the candle surface) so there would be enough to light, and relit it. By dumping some of the wax off as the candle burned (before putting it back in the lantern) the wick got long enough, but was never more than a very fragile flame. These are NOT what I want to have to depend upon. The beeswax candles I buy for 18th century reenacting have a better wick and throw much more light. If I can devise a mold for this size of candle I will pour my own! I am returning these candles. I am a casual recreation user, but avid about having equipment that works as it is expected, expecially if it is intended for emergencies.
Date published: 2013-02-13
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Candles I really like these candles. They tend to melt more evenly then their paraffin brethren and put off a nice glow under a tarp or in a snow cave. The light output isn't as high as the paraffin wax kind, but they burn significantly longer (which is better in my book for winter camping). Also, the light output is the best with in an enclosed area (like a tent or snow cave) where as they kind of wash out in the open with no walls to reflect from. In cold weather they keep the inside of a tent warmer and dry. No smoke is a plus also; I figure that means less mess/residue on the insides of my shelter and I'm not breathing in chemicals. They smell great, though the smell doesn't intensify when lit. A bit disappointing after a week+ of no showers but what the hay, at least you can hold it to your nose and cover the smell for a little while, Ha!
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best candles for REI lantern Most people would rather save the money now and pay later. Paraffin based candles over time ruin the fabric breathability of tent materials. Bees wax is a natural product which burns smokeless and completely. The bees wax can be used for waterproofing shoes, twine, rope,gloves and so forth.Paraffin really won't work. You can plug a hole temporarily with bees wax that has appeared in your tent. It has adhesive qualities. It makes a good material for fire starting. Certainly the price is more, but the overall utility of e product makes for a better purchase. Yes, the lumens are less initially, but the candles will not coat the globe of the lantern the same way paraffin does so the subject real is a "wash" in the long run. I'll take bees wax any day of the week over paraffin based candles. It's cheaper than a new tent and much more useful.
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Bad Slightly less light than the regular candles more yellow than white. Sticky feeling right out of the package. Not a bad scent in the package but no scent when burning. A good long burn time. A bit on the pricey side.
Date published: 2008-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Camping! The UCO candle lantern beeswax candles certainly were a delight. I was able to use these with my three gentleman friends as we relaxed and convened for our annual secluded getaway. The candles provided mood lighting. We were able to still bask in the glow of the twinkling stars from the heavens above, while the candles illuminated our large packs and manly possessions. As the candles melted, the perfume aroused our minds and souls. It’s the perfect shape to fit in our packs, not too bulky, not too soft.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than white candle It's an expensive wax but it gives out little light and no smoke. I use it inside my tent using a foil to shield off the top chain and to prevent low heat touching the top tent. It does keep the tent warm in the winter of temperature drops to minus 10. Beeswax has nice scent than the white candle.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A decent wick would improve this product I bought this product for my lantern to use in emergencies at home and in winter recreation neccessities. I love beeswax candles because they don't melt in the car and don't drip like parafin candles. I knew I was off to a bad start with these when I lit the candle in the house to try it out and it WENT OUT before actually getting started. Absolutely not what I want in an emergency. I removed the candle from the lantern, cut some of the wax back to expose the wick (which had gone out flush with the candle surface) so there would be enough to light, and relit it. By dumping some of the wax off as the candle burned (before putting it back in the lantern) the wick got long enough, but was never more than a very fragile flame. These are NOT what I want to have to depend upon. The beeswax candles I buy for 18th century reenacting have a better wick and throw much more light. If I can devise a mold for this size of candle I will pour my own! I am returning these candles. I am a casual recreation user, but avid about having equipment that works as it is expected, expecially if it is intended for emergencies.
Date published: 2013-02-13
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