I agree it doesn't look quite as realistic from the side but still not bad. The "flame" does rotate back and forth occasionally. Typically we set ours in a place where they are mostly viewed from the front.Except when viewed from the side when the "flame" is a thin piece of plastic.
Here's the thread. Or at least one of them. For my tastes, Luminara is worth the money. And aside from the Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off coupons, QVC probably does sell the least expensive Luminara candles.Icemanfred, you should see if you can find a thread started around xmas time or first of the year on this subject by Mikeerdas. He was checking them out and comparing them to other similar ones out there.
well, I found this site that sells the tapered candles without the big bulky base.
But at $20 I wonder what brand they are. and how good they look.
Do you have any video of the tapered candles?Thanks for the link, it's nice they do some volume discounting.
I'm looking for "non-waxed" tapers to complete the look of the candelabra I just bought from HG. That version seems to have been dropped in favor of now everything being wax dipped by both manufacturers. The site above carries brands from both manufacturers from what I can tell. I know Liown uses "moving flame" in their descriptions as it's on the packaging I have and on their website (thinking on their patent as well). Mystique is one of their brands as well. I bought my illuminaires tapers back in November from Tuesday Morning for 16.99 each. My tapers are just that, tapers without any supporting stand or such. The TM pricing label showed them at $30 retail which sounds about right for these type. The pillars were more I think and I knew that TM's price was a great deal so went to 3 TM stores to find as many as I could afford at the time...always tough at xmas time. $3 more isn't a big jump from TM's pricing. Wish they weren't dipped or I'd buy them.