Candle by the Hour

Self-Extinguishing Coil Candle - Horizontal Case of 4

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Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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11/6/2018 by Donna

This is smaller than I anticipated, but definitely unique.


Attractive and fussy

2/27/2018 by Alan

Looks good. Burns well, no smoke or drip. Don't think it burns one inch of candle per hour; it burns more (but I haven't actually timed it). Biggest negative is it's hard to feed the candle as it burns down. The wax is pretty stiff, and the bend from the coil is pretty severe, at least when the candle is new.


Candle Refills

9/12/2020 by Sharon

I ordered the Grommet as a gift, but after reading the reviews on the cheap refills they use, I may have made a mistake. If you can make the product good, your refills for the product should be just as good! Word of mouth is your best advertisement!


Quality of merchandise

10/1/2019 by Kathleen

When I received the package the box was dented and slightly ripped. The styrofoam was broke and in pieces and the candle was misshapen. It was oval instead of round. I was not happy with the purchase.


PI love the style of the candle

4/5/2019 by Elaine

I have trouble with the mechanism that feeds the wax through. It’s to hard to open.


Only one flaw

12/9/2018 by Robert

An interesting and unusual candle that, for the most part, works as described. The only problem I've had is with the wax coil. When lighting the candle, it usually goes out and has to be relit 2 or 3 times. After that, it burns as a normal candle and goes out when it burns down to the metal clasp. Perhaps I have a defective wax coil?


Styrofoam packaging mess

12/7/2018 by Debbie

I appreciate that Grommet obtained this product from Eclipse Candle By the Hour, but since it is sold through Grommet, they and their customers should know that this item comes with a mess. I could not in good conscience send this to my friend the way it came. It was wrapped in cellophane, but that protection was broken, leaving it open to the breakdown of the styrofoam pebbles that engulfed the product. I had to unwrap it from the cellophane and brush it off. It was so messy it took me 10 minutes with a paint brush. Then I had to find another box to mail it in, as the interior of the Eclipse box was full of degraded styrofoam material. Other than that, it seems to be a good product. The aroma of honey (due to the beeswax) is heavenly. Hope my buddy likes it! Since I hadn't lit the candle, I left a rating of 3, since I really don't know how my friend found the candle to burn.


It looks great but it doesn’t burn long

11/30/2018 by Ivy

It’s really cool looking, but it’s hard to thread the candle through the clamp and doesn’t burn very long before it extinguished. I can’t believe it will last for 48 hours.

I bought the horizontal one.


I wanted to love this!

11/11/2018 by Monica

This candle holder is beautiful and such a fun conversation piece. The wax is perfect in pliability and while desireably unscented while burning, the candle itself has a soft yummy beeswax scent. So here’s why I’m only giving it 3 seemed to be burning really quickly, so I measured out 2 inches (the max recommended) and set a timer for 40 minutes (burn time is stated as 20 minutes per inch). The candle was out with just over 9 minutes left in the timer. 40-9=31 minutes on an advertised 40 minute burn time; so only burning for an average of fifteen and a half minutes per inch, rather than twenty. I did a second test at 1 inch and set the timer for 20 minutes. It fared a little better this time, with the flame extinguishing just after 16 minutes. So, it’s up to individual preference as to whether that matters or not.


Unique, but.

10/30/2018 by Karen

This truly is a unique candle . The one reservation I have is that it doesn't burn long. It suggests that you only raise 2 inches above the cup. That 2 inches burns in less than an hour. Therefore, you have to raise more of the candle above the cup and relight. It's difficult to open the clamp and raise more of the candle.

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The Candle by the Hour Story

Candle by the Hour | The Grommet

Self-Timed Candles

The innovation behind these eye-catching coiled beeswax candles dates back to the 1600’s, proving that sometimes the old way is still the best way.

A candles cotton wick can burn 20 minutes per every inch that you pull through the clip. Once the flame reaches the clip, it will put itself out. The coiled design is based on stories of ‘Courting Candles’ in the 1600's. It is said protective parents would light such a candle to mark how long a suitor could spend with their daughter. While our culture may not need that ritual, Candles by the Hour has preserved the beautiful, self-extinguishing
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