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About UCO Candle Lanterns

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UCO stands for Utility, Comfort, and Originality. Founded in Redmond, WA, USA in 1971, with 40 years of innovation and manufacturing expertise to the outdoor industry. Each product is designed with useful features that make your time outside safer and more comfortable. Products like the Original Candle Lantern offer great functionality and simplicity. UCO are now the leading brand in lighting for outdoors, your home, and emergency preparedness needs..

UCO Candles

UCO has spent countless hours developing their special candles. Wax formula, wick size, and other features were specially engineered to make this the ideal candle for the lanterns. Other candles can "melt down" prematurely due to improper wax formula. Other candles can leave significantly more soot on the heat shield compared with UCO candles. You can choose Citronella scented candles to keep the Midges and Mosquitos at bay as well as providing warmth and light or unscented to provide warmth and light.

Are Candle Lanterns Safe?

Yes, as long as you follow the directions and keep them away from flammable materials. The enclosed design protects the flame from coming in direct contact with other materials, and the handle keeps the lantern a safe distance below tent canopies when suspended in a tent. Be sure not to touch the heat shield when the lantern is burning, or until it has had sufficient time to cool after use. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

Are Candle Lanterns better than gas or propane lanterns?

Candle lanterns operate silently, unlike gas and propane lanterns which are generally quite loud. The warm golden coloured flame of a candle lantern is much more pleasing to the eye than the harsh white mantle of gas and propane lanterns. The Candlelier Lanterns produces enough light with its 3 candles to light a large tent or campsite.

Are Candle Lanterns better than battery powered lanterns?

UCO Candle Lanterns provide hours of warm, reliable light. There are no batteries to go dead and discard, no bulbs to burn out and no switches to fail. Candle lanterns work very well in cold conditions where battery powered lights fail quickly. Candle lanterns produce significant heat, which helps reduce tent condensation during winter camping trips.

 

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