The following burn times
are a range of averages. Burn time can be optimized by keeping out of drafty
areas (high traffic, ceiling fans, air ducts) & allowing the candle to burn almost to the edge before
extinguishing, as this will minimize wax waste. The general rule of thumb when burning candles is to allow
at least 1 hour of burn per inch of diameter before extinguishing.
2x3" Pillar: 30-35
3x3" pillar: 40-50
4x4" pillar: 110-125
1.75" wide x 2" tall: 12-15 hrs
It should be understood that all candles must be attended while burning. They do require occasional maintenance and proper care. Burning candles in a draft can cause smoking and uneven burn. Consistent or frequent drafts may also cause dripping & side "blow-outs".
Most candles' wicks
should be trimmed occasionally to ensure a slower, more consistent burn.
We recommend 1/4". An overly large wick can smoke and create more heat,
causing the candle to burn improperly.
Candle-scaping (arranging various sizes of pillars in close proximity) can be beautiful, but it must be done safely. We advise test-burning your design scape first, to make sure that the proximity of the lit candles will not effect each other. Too close, and the shorter candles will melt the taller ones near-by. If you can place your hand between the candles and feel heat, move candles further apart. Be mindful of drafts that can cause candles to drip and burn unevenly. Though it looks more interesting to use smaller and larger diameter candles together, keep in mind that the more slender candles will need more attention and less burn time than the larger candles.
Burning candles in a "hurricane" may cause candle to burn at a faster rate, due to trapped heat. We recommend our larger diameter 3" line for burning in this type of receptacle if longer burn times are desired.