Winelight Wine Bottle Oil Lamp with Decorative Cobalt Blue Bottle
Preserve a special memory....Savor the romance-turn your favorite bottle into a beautiful, glowing Winelight, the original oil lamp in a bottle. Burns lamp oil economical clean. Perfect for party, patio, weddings, any special occasion. Fits most standard wine bottles.
-Coblat Blue Bottle
Always fill your bottle full of lamp oil, the lamp oil can only come up the wick by capillary action and it can only climb about 6 or 7 inches to the flame. If you let your oil get more than 6 or 7 in below the flame it will start to burn the wick.
If you want to save on the amount of oil you need to fill the bottle the first time, you can put pebbles, glass beads, sand, or marbles in the bottle and then fill it with lamp oil. This will also add weight to the bottom of the bottle and make it more stable.
You should have the wick above the top of the Winelight no more than the thickness of a dime. This will give you a "candle size" flame which is perfect.
If your Winelight lights for a while but then goes out, it is probably that the wick is twisted inside the Winelight. Sometimes if you try to raise thewick by twisting it and pushing it from the bottom, you get the same result that you do when you wring out a dishcloth. It gets twisted tight and the oil can not come through from the bottle. Push the wick up from the bottom then grab the end from the top and pull it up a couple of inches, straighten it out and then pull it back down from the bottom until the top of the wick is just above the surface of the Winelight.
If your Winelight smokes when you light it, it has to be one of three problems, you are either using bad lamp oil or you have the wick too high above the surface of the Winelight or you have let the lamp oil get too low in the bottle.
Liquid paraffin will not harm most materials and in some cases acts as a preservative so you can decorate your bottles inside with silk flowers, dried flowers, use your imagination!! (Example - A clear bottle filled with candy corn and the Jack O Lantern Winelight makes a great Halloween center piece)