Best Floating Candles That Brighten Your Parties

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 21, 2018
White wax roses burning in a bowl of water, surrounded by real flower petals. A perfect image for a wedding. Birthday pool party, candles are all around to make the atmosphere a bit mystique. There are ways and ways to use floating candles to liven up your life. Try it. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The cotton core wicks are soaked in a solution to fire up the moment you hold the flame to it. Furthermore, they burn evenly and do not emit even a bit of smoke.

CONS

Some pieces might be not perfectly round.

OUR VERDICT

This 24-piece floating candles set is designed for celebrations and ceremonies that tend to last for some time: the candles will stay alight with a steady bright flame for hours on end. 

detailed parameters
QUANTITY

24 pcs (other package quantity available)

DIMENSIONS

3" x 3" x 1"

BURNING DURATION

Up to 8 hours

MATERIAL

Body: Wax

Wick: Cotton

PROS

Paraffin will hold the shape regardless of temperature fluctuations and humidity conditions; these candles will still look like roses even if the storage place is a little damp.

CONS

The wicks are short-ish.

OUR VERDICT

White like snow, rose-shaped floating flower candles are perfect for a wedding. They will carry the romantic mood throughout the ceremony into the newlyweds' life.

detailed parameters
QUANTITY

12 pcs

DIMENSIONS

3.5" x 3.5" x 1.2"

BURNING DURATION

Up to 5 hours

MATERIAL

Body: Paraffin

Wick: Cotton

PROS

A special wax was used to make these candles. It melts much slower and will prolong the time of continuous burning up to 5 hours, which is a nice time for a candle of this size.

CONS

Need protection from wind.

OUR VERDICT

When in need of a nice candle decoration but constricted in space, choose this set: there are 20 small candles that burn bright and even.

detailed parameters
QUANTITY

20 pcs

DIMENSIONS

1.75" x 1.75" x 0.5"

BURNING DURATION

Up to 5 hours

MATERIAL

Body: Wax

Wick: Cotton

PROS

These floating LED candles need minimum intervention, they will light up automatically when you put them into the water and will turn off when taken out.

CONS

Changing batteries is tricky.

OUR VERDICT

The artificial flame on these candles looks just like the real one but couldn't care less about wind thrusts. Perfect for outdoor celebrations.

detailed parameters
QUANTITY

12 pcs

DIMENSIONS

1.5" x 1.5" x 1.6"

BURNING DURATION

Up to 70 hours (depends on battery quality)

MATERIAL

Plastic

PROS

For lovers of floating candlelight who use their candles frequently: these little devices will work for up to 360 hours before you need to change the battery.

CONS

The silicon smells weird at first.

OUR VERDICT

The 7-piece set from Romingo will lighten up any party with its bright LED "flames" and colorful lotus-shaped housings.

detailed parameters
QUANTITY

7 pcs

DIMENSIONS

3" x 3" x 1.8"

BURNING DURATION

Up to 360 hours (depends on battery quality)

MATERIAL

Plastic, Silicone

Royal Imports FCAND-WH-3-24

The Longest Burning

The 3-inch floating candles from Ryal Imports are a multipurpose quality solution. These candles are made of the highest quality wax and will burn bright and steady for 8 hours straight, which makes them perfect for long ceremonies and parties. Or you can just use them as long as needed, then put out the flame and store the candles till you need them again—they will not lose their qualities between uses. The wicks are cotton-core, making the flame clear, odorless, and smoke-free. A special solution the manufacturer claims to soak them in makes the candles start burning in an instant when you bring the flame close.

The candles are round and will fit into a wide mouth glass or mason jar, a vase. Beautiful installation can be made in a bowl with several candles and flowers, petals, water-polished stones, or any other decorative elements that come to your mind. These installations will become the jewels on your celebration table among the dishes of delicious food.

Besides the festive occasions, these bulk floating candles will also come in handy when the power in your house is cutoff due to any circumstances (for example, bad weather, an unfortunately frequent occurrence lately). Since they burn long and bright, you can easily use them as emergency lights till the sun comes out. Just remember to keep them away from anything flammable, you don't want to set your curtains on fire, do you?

Review of Royal Imports FCAND-WH-3-24 Floating Candles Unscented Discs for Wedding

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Biedermann & Sons C7808NWT

Your Perfect Wedding

What flowers come to mind when the topic of conversation touches upon weddings? Roses are the first ones, right? We've come to think of white roses as a symbol of purity and happiness at the start of married life. For that very reason, this set of 12 floating flower candles in the shape of roses will make perfect centerpieces for a wedding party. Made of paraffin, these candles keep their shape throughout most storage conditions including dampness. Thanks to that, you can buy them beforehand and keep them until the occurrence to use them comes.

The wicks here are made of cotton, they don't leave smoke as they burn. You might want to keep an eye on them, though, as due to the shape and for aesthetic purposes, the wicks are just long enough to burn and might go out closer to the end of the cycle when the candle is nearly finished.

The candles themselves are a bit on the large side, they make 3.5 inches in diameter so keep that in mind when you choose the vessel for your decoration; they won't fit into most regular glasses but a vase might have a mouth wide enough. On the other hand, the rose-shaped floating candle is not usually something you put in a glass, they will probably look much better in a bowl anyway.

Review of Biedermann & Sons C7808NWT Rose-shaped Floating Candles

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Bolsius 103632053702

Tiny Lights

These tea light-sized floating candles are great to decorate just about any occasion. Only 1¾ inches in diameter, they will fit just fine even in a regular glass, making them the ideal choice for when you are constricted in either space or possible vessels. And there are 20 of them in the pack so you will be able to decorate a whole room or fill your pool with the tiny lights. Round, white, and unscented, they do not require any particular design for the place where they are used.

The Bolsius bulk floating candles are made of wax and have cotton wicks and they will burn for approximately 5 hours continuously. It is actually a pretty long time for the candles of this size, most other options will be finished after 3 hours or so. The prolonged time is achieved thanks to the special wax that melts much slower than the usual. Your centerpiece will stay alight during the whole dinner or party. Moreover, they are pretty cheap for the time they burn and, therefore, a great bargain for restaurant events with many tables to be decorated. Events like baby showers, engagements, coming-of-age parties typically hosted in cafes and restaurant will become brighter and more fun in an instant and at a reasonable price.

Review of Bolsius 103632053702 White Floating Candles 1.3/4 Inch

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AGPtEK HL0060-MBDE

Swim with Candles

These are not wax candles but plastic flameless ones. The great thing about them is that they fear neither water nor wind, which make it possible to use them outdoors regardless of weather conditions. When traditional candles become useless due to even a bit of wind, these little floating LED candles will save the day (and your party). For the very same reason, they make the best floating candles for pool parties in summer—when you're not just partying beside a pool but jump in and make waves and splashes, hardly any flame can survive a direct hit with water, right? Now you have something better.

The lights are exactly candle-shaped, they even have the "flame" part, the very same part that will light up upon touching the water. Yes, you've read this right—no need to push any switches or anything like that, thanks to the special technology, these floating LED candles turn on automatically upon contact with water and turn off when you take them out. They use CR2032 coin batteries that you can find in stores when you need a replacement. By the way, these candles will operate for up to 70 hours before you do need to replace a battery. That is, if you use a good quality battery, of course. The default color of the candles is white, though the manufacturer does offer them in blue and in yellow as well.

Review of AGPtEK HL0060-MBDE Flameless Floating Candles for Wedding

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Romingo JA15034-S7

Spiritual Lights

Mysticism. Spirituality. Eternity. Reincarnation. Purity. These are the most widespread meanings of the lotus flower. Valued and praised even in ancient Egypt, lotus has come to have mainly religious meaning. That is why it is mostly used for all kinds of ceremonies instead of parties. From birth to coming-of-age, wedding to death, lotus can accompany a person throughout their whole life. If this flower is significant to you, you will love these floating LED candles.

There are 7 plastic candles in the set, all in different colors: white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. For each candle, there is a silicone loop to cover the bottom—this way, no water will get inside the pieces so the mechanisms will stay safe. The candles light up when laid on water so no switching or pushing the buttons is necessary. However, do not submerge the whole candle in water since the parts not protected by the silicon loop are not waterproof.

The candles use CR2477 button batteries for power and offer a very candle-like show, complete with the flickering light not unlike the real flame. If you do meditation, these will be great companions as you make your journey inside your inner universe. However, they also make lovely decorations for a romantic dinner ending with a marriage proposal.

Review of Romingo JA15034-S7 Lotus LED Floating Candles, Flameless

 

What Is a Floating Candle?

The tradition to set candles afloat is present in many cultures, especially in Asia, although there, the said traditions may seem rather morbid from the Westerner's point of view: Chinese, Japanese, Siamese people have whole festivals dedicated to paying respects to their dead by floating candles into the ocean, lakes, and rivers. Huge bodies of water set aflame with tiny lights, this is really something worth seeing despite the sort of depressing cause for the festivities. But here in the USA, traditions like this, although starting to take roots, are not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when we hear someone say "floating candles".

Floating candles in our modern culture are used to celebrate more joyful things. Weddings and birthdays with floating flower candles, Fourth of July and Christmas gatherings, Halloween, even pool parties with friends, etc. etc. The simplest act of taking a bath can be turned into a romantic affair if you just float a couple candles around and turn on the music as you soak. The possibilities are limitless and they have borne the whole branch in the industry of festivity-related products. You can now buy traditional wax floating candles, paraffin ones, but you can also find battery-powered candles equipped with tiny LEDs that will work much, much longer. Depending on what you are planning, there is always a choice. Take a little tour with us to find the best floating candles for you.

Sources:

1. LIGHTING THE NIGHT, National Geographic. April 14, 2015.

2. Floating Candle Centerpiece, Martha Stewart Living.

3. Light up your house this festive season with floating candles, classic lampshades, India Times. September 22, 2017.

4. Types of Candles, WebstaurantStore.

5. DIY FLOATING CANDLES, Instructables. August 31, 2017.

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Publish Date: 2018-04-30 09:46:11