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Enjoying flameless candles especially the glade luminary

Updated on March 13, 2012
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I really enjoy using flameless candles especially in places such as the workplace, where regular candles would be considered a fire hazard. What surprised me is that the idea is a hit among people who see it on my desk for the first time and I am amazed by how many people have never seen or heard of a "flameless candle".

This hub is to let others know about the flameless candle, its gaining popularity and availability.

My favorite flameless candle brands are the Glade flameless candle or the Febreeze flameless luminaries, although I haven't actually used the latter yet.

I saw the Febreze luminaries in a magazine advertisement and will be trying those next. They look really adorable.

The Febreze flameless luminaries are nice because there are various decorative shades that you can collect. They are available in the following scents: green tea citrus, pomegranate mango, cranberry pear, and willow blossom.

I am currently using Glade flameless candles which give the same nice glow with a plain oval glass shade.

To use:

My Glade flameless candles are battery operated. Two AA batteries are needed. The candle contains a scented oil that heats up and is released into the air in short puffs. My favorite scent to purchase is the vanilla. It smells great.

As long as working batteries are inserted, the candle will continue to work until the oil is completely dried up. To save the money from purchasing another candle, you can get just the oil refill.

The candle glows with a soft light and is very soothing just like a real candle. It will glow continuously for 3 hours before the light shuts off.

All you have to do is press down on the candle holder to get it glowing again.

I think that the batteries get eaten up relatively quickly when the candle is working continuously all day but I still enjoy using it.

I think that slowly, with more advertising and as more people talk and write about flameless candles, they will gain widely in popularity. For now, I can find them in few stores and when I ask many of the sales clerks, they have never heard of it. They say, "A flameless candle? A candle without a flame? Wow, I am trying to imagine it." My favorite supermarket for buying the flameless candle has stopped stocking it, just when I was looking for an oil refill.

I am looking forward to when the flameless candle or flameless luminary is much more popular and conveniently/readily available.

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Frebreze flameless luminaries

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The Glade flameless candles are not cheap but I think they are worth the price. A new candle with oil can cost around $11. The best price I have seen is $9.99 at

In stores, an oil refill can cost around $5. Sometimes I find coupons in the Sunday paper for $3 off the candle with oil or $1 off the oil refill alone. The Febreze flameless luminaries are a bit more expensive: approximately $15.99 for a starter kit and $5.99 for an oil refill based on cheapest found price at

Where to buy:

The Glade flameless candle or Febreze flameless luminary can be purchased at various on-line retailers (such as or at your local CVS, Walgreens, or other pharmacy. They might also be available in a supermarket such as Harris Teeter.


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      Jessica 5 years ago

      I really like the flameless candles but the refill shades are very hard to find.

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      lynn in upstate ny 5 years ago

      They work very well and give off a candle like light. But the refile shades are too expensive and are VERY hard to find.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 6 years ago from USA

      sherrylou57 and Kate Harrison, you're welcome. It is nice of you to post these appreciative comments to this hub!



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      Kate Harrison 6 years ago

      Hey Journey! This is great :) I love everything about flameless candles! I saw it for the first time at a friend's house and tried it myself at Qcandles. I enjoy every moment! Thank you for this hub!

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      sherrylou57 6 years ago from Riverside

      Thank you for sharing this hub, I do like the battery operated candles.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Sure stars439, thanks for commenting.

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for the information. They are interesting. GBY.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Hi K Partin, thanks for your comment.

      Hi Sophie, after months of using both brands, I would definitely say that Glade lasts longer and is more cost efficient than the Febreze flameless candle. Thanks for commenting.

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      Sophie 7 years ago

      they say LASTS 100 HOURS GEE gone in 4 1/2 days

      No Bargain

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      K Partin 7 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Hey Journey, great hub these flameless candles are the bomb aren't they? We really like them.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Old firm, R Burow, Nancy, kiran8 and Candie V, thanks so much for posting comments and I'm glad some of you are just learning about these and would like to give them a try!

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Well done! Love these!

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      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      I never knew about flameless candles !, will have to look out for them- thanks a lot for the info :)

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      Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

      What a great idea---flameless candles! Guess I will have to try one of these…Thanks for sharing the info with us…

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      R Burow 8 years ago from Florida, United States

      I must try these. I have to admit, I love the glow of a real candle. It is probably all the same. I just have to get used to the flameless variety. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

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      The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      I too am new to the word, although not the concept of heating perfumed oil in a small holder. (Can't remember what the thingy's called right now) Illumination and battery operation sound far safer and more fun.


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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Hi dohn121, thanks for posting the 1st comment on this hub. I'm glad this is something you hadn't heard of before and you learned about something new by reading this hub. The flameless candles are great gifts and conversation pieces indeed.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      These are pretty cool and no, I haven't heard of them until today! Thanks for the info. These look like they'll make a great gift--a conversation piece if anything else.