Frequently Asked Questions
How long do the bulbs last?
Unlike line voltage bulbs or 110 VAC candle bulbs which generate intense heat burning curtains, rugs and fingers, and are rated to last just 1500 hours, our system uses a safe, low voltage 2 watt long life (6,000 Hours!) bulb. Our bulbs never get hot to the touch and come in 8 different colors! We even make custom colors if needed.
Can I remove the candles?
Yes, each WindowCandle can be easily removed from the windowsill at any time and, if wanted, a small low-profile cover can be installed. This cover protects the receptacle and gives the windowsill a finished look if the candle is removed. Most WindowCandle customers leave the candle in all year long and most of our customers do ALL the windows in the house, not just the front.
WindowCandles was the first patented built-in window candle lighting system in the world. This is the ONLY safe, low-voltage candle system on the market today. There are many high voltage or line voltage candles on the market; beware if you have small children who can touch the hot bulb or even worse unscrew the bulb and stick their finger in the sockets!
Our system conceals the wires in the walls so the possibility of tripping on the cords or knocking the candle over is eliminated. Also, the low-voltage feature results in a bulb that is never hot to the touch.
Our entire system is electrically approved by UL and CSA # 1387987
How do WindowCandles attach to my windowsill?
Each candle slides on to our patented mounting clip. This small oval clip recesses only a 1/4'' in to the windowsill and is held in place with two screws. See Installation area of website for a complete installation pictorial of the entire process from start to finish.
How do WindowCandles turn on and off?
Being a low voltage system, the options are endless on how to control your WindowCandles lighting system! Here are a few options:
You can connect to your alarm system and turn on/off from the keypad; install a photocell, 24-hour timer, wireless on/off switch, hardwired switch anywhere in the home, etc, etc.
Most people use a timer and on/off switch, or a wireless smart plug system connected to a 5GHz network, preferably.
WindowCandles can be installed in existing homes through a process called retro-fitting. Almost any pre-existing home can have WindowCandles installed just like an alarm system or phone jack. Ask your authorized WindowCandles Dealer for more details.
Will I need to modify my windowsills?
No. Only our WindowCandles can be installed on any windowsill. Many builders only use our low voltage window candles because only our product easly installs without costly trim work. Our system doesn't require building out the windowsill or any other trim modifications. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Other line voltage or 110VAC candles can be done, but the trim work required usually costs twice what the candle costs! If it's a retro fit, forget it, trim work, drywall patching, what a nightmare. Our system only recesses 1/4" in the windowsill and the sill only needs to be 2" wide. EASY, EASY, EASY!!!
Will WindowCandles meet the electrical codes in my area?
Yes, WindowCandles meets all electrical low-voltage codes. The system is CSA UL approved and U.S.A. patented. CSA Approval Certificate: 1387987 U.S.A. Patent No.: 5,601,360 + 6,837,594
Who currently uses WindowCandles?
Check out our list of builders that have Window Candles installed for their customers. Call us if you would like to be added! We would love to hear from you!
Altieri Homes Inc.
Arundel Custom Homes
Barry Andrews Homes
Blair Custom Homes
Bob Ward New Homes
Builders First Choice
Bunting Construction Corporation
Cignal Development Corporation
Clark Turner Homes
Custer Design Group
Don Johnson Builders
Dorsey Family Homes
First Mariner Bank
Forty West Builders
Gast Construction Co.
Hoffman Custom Homes
Jarrettsville Builders, Inc.
Layne Thomas Builders
MGK Construction Co.
Mill Green Construction
Norman L. Graham Builders
Plumb Construction Company, Inc.
Richmond American Homes
Rosemark Custom Homes
Signature Custom Homes
Stephen’s General Cons.
The Griffmore Group
The Rachuba Group
White Oak Homes
Winespring Builders Inc.
Zonko Builders Inc.