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Old 09-07-2007, 09:24 PM
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Electric Candles - Where Are The Good Ones?

Maybe you all can help me with my quest. I made a terrible mistake last year of purchasing electric candles that had the dreadful dusk/dawn sensor on them. They were terrible. Oh they worked, but heaven forbid if ANY light was on in the room. I trashed them after christmas.

I am looking for electric candles with on/off switches that have the gold brass looking cord that lamps do (not the off white cheap cord), brass base and NO sensors!

Where can I find them?? All the ones I find a cheap, china made with those cheap cords. Where has the quality gone?

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Old 09-08-2007, 09:17 AM
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Look in the more upscale department stores, I would say a name brand like GE. I hope this could be of some help.
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:01 PM
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I HATE General Electric with a passion. Nothing I've purchased from them has lasted more than a couple years. I bought a set of chaser lights from them with covers that were supposed to look like C9 bulbs. I got one bad set from the get-go. The second set I got after returning the first lasted a season and a half. By early December of the second year I had them, the orange stopped working; not wanting to go up on the roof with snow I just dealt with it. A week later the blue stopped working as well.

It's not just Christmas lights, either. Phones, TVs, fans... the list goes on. I try my best to not buy their products any more.
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santahat Electric Candles

Check out Christmas Tree Hill (http://www.christmastreehill.com/hosligbul.html).
They also have a great selection of bulbs.
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Originally Posted by reindeerelf View Post
Check out Christmas Tree Hill (http://www.christmastreehill.com/hosligbul.html).
They also have a great selection of bulbs.

Thank you! They look very good and not like the cheap 3 dollar candles. Planning on picking some of these http://www.christmastreehill.com/ches95elwinc.html .

Now my next question, I used suction cup holders last year for the cheap candles, however these new ones have a 3" base. This will not fit in the holder. They will sit on our sills, but will overhang a little more than 1/4". They should be fine, but I need something to secure them or extend the sill out so everything is ok.

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Old 09-08-2007, 02:48 PM
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If you don't mind the adhesive on your sill or window, 3M makes a terrific velcro-like product called Dual Lock. Instead of looped fiber and hooks, it's a "self mating" product (meaning it attaches to itself instead of having two parts) that's made up of tiny plastic balls. Very secure stuff. With this stuff, you would have a mounting point each year.

For something more temporary, I've had good luck with 3M Command adhesive strips.
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thanks for that tip Dominick
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Yes, thank you. Do you think those strips will stick to the felt that is on the bottom of most candles?
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As long as the felt doesn't pull off of the candle, I think it would hold.


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Old 09-08-2007, 10:35 PM
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I will give it a whirl and see how it goes.
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