Lantern Care & Use Guide

Lantern Care and Use

To care for your lantern and keep it looking great, allow the lantern cool and wipe with a damp, soft cloth when the lantern is cold. Ensure nothing abrasive is used on the metal or glass surface of the lantern. Dry thoroughly after cleaning.

Our lanterns are designed to be free standing and not to be hung unless otherwise specified in their product description. Please ensure that you only use the recommended candle specified for the lantern in its product description and only one candle at a time. Our lanterns are designed for indoor and outdoor use. When using outdoors we recommend that lanterns are stored inside after use and not left outside for long periods of time.

Disclaimer Warning - Single Candle Lanterns

  • Right : Remove all packaging and follow instructions given with the lantern.
  • Right : Always examine product before use, and do not use if item is damaged in any way.
  • Right : Place the candle inside the lantern in an upright position only.
  • Right : Never leave a burning candle in a lantern unattended and extinguish all candles when leaving a room.
  • Right : Beware as the glass, top and handle may become hot when burning a candle.
  • Right : Keep lanterns containing a burning candle out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Right : Do not burn candles near flammable materials.
  • Right : Protect the surface the lantern stands on as the base may become hot and do not stand on an uneven surface.
  • Right : Do not carry a lantern by the handle or carry a lantern with a candle inside - lit or unlit.
  • Right : Do not put anything else inside the lantern, other than a candle, when lit.
  • Right : Never leave candles burning unattended, and never leave children alone with lighted candles.
  • Right : Do not let candles burn in a draught or close to a heat source.
  • Right : Trim the wick down to a maximum of 1cm (1/3 – 1/2") before lighting.
  • Right : If the candle gives off sooty smoke, extinguish it and trim the wick before lighting it again.
  • Right : Each time the candle is extinguished, remove charred pieces of wick, remains of matches, and other impurities like traces of lacquer, from the melted wax round the wick.
  • Right : Use a candle extinguisher instead of blowing candles out.
  • Right : When you light a pillar candle, make sure it is allowed to burn out to the edge before extinguishing it for the first time. If it only burns for a short while, it will be spoilt by burning downwards and not outwards.
  • Right : Always place candles on a level surface and always leave at least 5cm (2") between burning candles.

Some More Tips For Candles

The raw material used for candles is intended to give best results at normal room temperature. If the wick is too long, or if a candle is placed inside a hurricane, it may run down the sides.

If melted wax spills onto textiles, allow the wax to harden (in the freezer if possible), before removing it. The remaining stain can be reduced by ironing: place the spot between two layers of kitchen paper, place a cloth over the paper, and iron the spot with a hot iron to melt the wax, which will be absorbed by the kitchen paper. Then wash the textile normally.