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I'd found a source of cheap battery-operated "tea candles" for use at an event I'm running in March. Naturally, I want to know how long the battery will last, which isn't noted on the packaging, so I brought one to work and it's now flickering beside a pile of papers and every now and then I glance over from whatever's the current task on this Friday afternoon to see if my candle has burnt out.

"LIFE : Making Metaphors Real! (tm)"


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Feb. 27th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Not sure if they are similar, but our cheap battery Xmas candles operated on the same batteries for 10 hours every night for 4-plus weeks without burning out.
Feb. 27th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Not sure either? These are tiny, with little button batteries.
Feb. 27th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
What happens when it goes out? Don't you then have a really big existential problem to deal with?
Feb. 27th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Then I get to go home? (but others say they'll last too long, argh! luckily I can also just shut it off ~_~ )
Feb. 27th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
these will last much longer than the event. We used them extensively at the Crossroads at Canterbury event and many times since then.
Feb. 27th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! useful info :-)
Feb. 27th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
And it seems to me, you live your life like a candle mannequin! Never knowing when the bulb will burn out, or the battery give in!

Feb. 27th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
LOL! Love it! ^_^
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