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stempleton
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I would love to keep this to myself, but have had so much help passed along to me, I must do unto others...

I do mostly children's church work and will not use fire in my act. At Duane Laflin's ADVANCE conference this year there was talk about a new vanishing candle with an LED. I called Fantasio two days ago and have just received my electronic candle. WOW!

For a quick review, my original thought was that it would look fake. Wrong. From only a few feet away, the "flame" looks real. It does not flicker in any discernable pattern, which was my biggest fear. It vanishes/transforms to silk in the same way as Fantasio's other candles. In his words, it is not to replace, but to offer an alternative to those such as myself who find themselves in situations where fire is a concern.

I did not specify a color, because it is of no great importance. My candle came in white. It comes enclosed in a nice velvet black bag, with candle holder. Although it is plastic, it is what it is, and looks from a short distance as a gold candle holder with carrying ring attached. Therefore, it does not need an adaptor, because it is built in to the holder. It also is ready to go with an installed battery, plus three additinal batteries...NOT OFF BRANDS, but Maxell, in my case, and the enclosed instructions indicate that each battery will last appx 26 hours of "burning."

This item is not listed on his website, and in speaking with him directly he said it is available only in limited quantities. I assume it is only available directly from him, because I have not seen it on any dealer site. The $50 plus $5 priority shipping is worth every penny. It arrived from his workshop in FL to NC in two days.

And I can't sign off without saying how helpful and thorough Fantasio was in describing this product to me. Have never met or seen him perform live, but he was truly professional in his service.

Hope this quickie initial review will help and offer some form of payback for the help I myself have received from the Café.

Steve
GarySumpter
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Sounds like a lovely bit of kit, thanks for the review!

Gary
tdowell2007
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Thanks Steve ~

Ordered mine today. And you are correct, Fantasio is a true gentlemen. Wish there were more like him!

Tony
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