Q: 1 candle = 50W

encorez
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So if you do the math, 5 candles = 250 W,  Some heat........
then now is the time to BURN......


just saying.

( THIS WAS EDITED BECAUSE I SCREWED UP......)
encorez posted Mar 03, 2012
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fluffy
Where did you find this info? I can't seem to find a definitive source for the heat output of a typical candle, but 300W for a single candle seems way, way too high. I doubt that a regular candle puts out even 100W of heat from the feel of it versus a 100W incandescent bulb.

Also consider safety. According to nfpa.org (2005-2009): "Candles caused 3% of the reported home fires, 5% of home fire deaths, 8% of home fire injuries, and 7% of direct property damage during this period. On average, 35 home candle fires were reported per day."
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Mar 03, 2012
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dealwagger
Yup, it would. The dorm to the college I went to does not allow any candles b/c it brought up too many issues. Kids and candles don't go together my house, expect, of course, birthdays!
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Mar 04, 2012
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dealwagger
One more thing, the smoke does stain your ceiling. But this would depend on if you have one of those neat little candle holders.
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Mar 04, 2012
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VirginiaPeanuts
@encorez: You must have a lot of candles! I think this is your 2nd post on the subject, lol! I am too scared to light candles in my house. Pretty sure everything I have is highly flammable but, hey, I got it all on sale!
VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 11.3k) posted Mar 04, 2012
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