We have spent countless hours developing our special 100% natural Beeswax candles with cotton wicks. Beeswax burns longer than paraffin, bringing burn time for each candle from 12-15 hours. Additionally, these candles are a natural alternative to oil based candles and produce a pleasant aroma with less smoke. Wax formula, wick size, and other features were specially engineered to make these the ideal candles for our lanterns. Other candles can melt down prematurely due to improper wax formula and can leave significantly more soot on the heat shield compared with our candles. We recommend using only UCO candles in your lanterns. For use in Original Candle Lantern, Original Candle Lantern Plus LED, and Candlelier Candle Lanterns.