100 Hour Plus Emergency Candle for $8.85 (Yom Tov Candle Lighting Solution)

Paraffin candle for yomtov

Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone else?

You buy a candle that is supposed to last for 30 hours in order to be able to light candles second night of yomtov. Only when you go to transfer the flame on the second night, the supposed “30 hour candle” has already burned out.

Yup. It didn’t even last 26 hours. :(

My friend Michelle told me about these “emergency paraffin” candles, so I went looking — and found…

Amazon has the 100 Hour Plus Emergency Candle Clear Mist for $8.85 (vs. $16.80 on Ebay – crazy!).

It will last for 100 hours, and it can be extinguished and relit. By my calculations, one candle should get me thru Shavuot and Rosh Hashana. And I’ll actually be able to light candles second night without my husband having to go to some rather extreme measures.

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  1. Great idea, Mara! I generally buy those 7 day candles (avoiding the ones with the pictures of saints on them) from the grocery store. They are cheap, and can last through the beginning and ending days of a chag (especially if you extinguish during the non-yom tov days, of course!).

    • Mara Strom says:

      I couldn’t find those week ones, Fay – but you’re right, those are good! Definitely make it 25 hours!

  2. I use the “ner mitzvah” company and usually they burn for much longer than they say they will. Also, I have found that if you put candles in the freezer for a day before lighting them they will burn for longer.

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