New-Style 12-Inch Fiberglass Wine Bottle Wick
This is Firefly’s newly designed wick and wick holder for use in Firefly Wine Bottle Globes. They are super absorbant 12-inch x 3/8-inch fiberglass wick and aluminum wick holder that fits standard wine bottles. Unlike other wine-bottle wicks, Firefly’s fiberglass wick is 12 inches long; just the right length to create a wine bottle oil lamp or tiki torch.
This is Firefly’s newly designed wick holder and wick for use in Firefly Wine Bottle Globes. To use, simply place the wick and holder into the wine bottle. Then slip the globe over the wick and position on the bottle neck.
This super absorbent 12-inch x 3/8-inch fiberglass wick and aluminum wick holder will also fit standard wine bottles. Unlike other wine bottle wicks, Firefly’s fiberglass wick is 12 inches long. Just the right length to create a wine bottle oil lamp or tiki torch.
IMPORTANT: We suggest filling your wine bottle 2/3 with fuel. It’s been our experience that below half full, the flame starts to diminish. Additionally, use a high-quality Tiki Torch Fuel, Safe and Green, or Paraffin Fuel like Firefly Brand. It will NOT work with cooking oil.
- Fiberglass Wicks Measures 12 inches x 3/8 inches. The perfect length and width to turn your wine bottle into an oil lamp or tiki torch.
- Aluminum Wick Holder Fits Standard-Size Wine Bottles. use a high-quality Tiki Torch Fuel or Paraffin Fuel like Firefly Brand. It will NOT work with cooking oil.
- Just What You Need to Turn Empty Wine Bottles into Oil Lamps, Oil Candles and Tiki Torches!
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Tips for Using Your Firefly Wine Bottle Accessories
This user guide covers a variety of Wine Bottle Accessories. The guide provides tips for Firefly Wine Bottle Oil Lamp Kits, Glass Globes and Fiberglass Wicks with Aluminum Wick Holders. It is pertinent to the product you purchased from Amazon.
The Glass Globe
We designed the handblown borosillicate glass globe to fit standard-size red and white wine bottles. Yes, we tested the globe on a large variety of bottles – Chardonnay, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Barbaresco, Cabernet, San Pelligrino, Beer, etc. And, yes, we did have the pleasure of drinking the contents! We found the globe fit all bottles tested; some required a little maneuvering to ensure the globe was straight. but all fit.
Recommended Lamp Oil
We recommend using Firefly Paraffin Lamp Oil or Firefly Safe & Green Fuel because they are designed to burn very cleanly producing virtually no soot, smoke or odor. If you choose another brand, please select a high-quality pure liquid paraffin oil.
NEVER MIX FUELS as mixing will change the burning characteristics. Never mix fuel with any other liquid such as water.
You want a combustible fuel, NOT a FLAMMABLE fuel. NEVER USE KEROSENE, ACETONE, ALCOHOL, GASOLINE or PAINT THINNER. Sorry for shouting but it’s important 🙂 and please do not use any kind of vegetable oil as it not a proper fuel for your oil candle.
All About the Wick
The wick is the highway for the fuel. Please be sure the wick is completely saturated before lighting it. If you light the wick before it is completely saturated, you will burn the wick and experience smoke.
Never let the fuel run dry as the wick will be compromised and doing so will significantly limit the lifetime of the wick.
Wicks require trimming over time when you notice they are not performing properly. Simply, twist and push the wick through the collar and trim to the bottom of the scorched area. IMPORTANT: Untwist the wick before readjusting to the appropriate height, otherwise, your highway becomes a bumpy back road!
The height of the wick should be about 1/16” or less above the collar for the best performance and to conserve fuel. Flames grow after the initial lighting. Wait for 5 minutes. You will be surprised how little wick you actually need. When properly maintained, the wick will last at least a year.
Filling Your Wine Bottle with Fuel
I would recommend filling the wine bottle 90% with fuel for a couple of reasons.
1) You won’t need to refill so often.
2) Once the fuel level is less than 1/2 full, the flame will start to suffer because it’s a long draw to the top of the wick.
NEVER mix the fuel with water or another fuel.
You can figure about 3 to 4-1/2 hours per ounce of fuel. Firefly CLEAN will burn significantly longer than Firefly Paraffin and Firefly Safe & Green Fuel.
Over time, there will be an accumulation of residue. It’s “powder like”. Simply use a dry paper towel to remove it. You can also hand wash the globe in soapy water.
Additonal Important Info
• The globe and wick holder get VERY hot. Extinguish and let cool for 10 minutes before touching.
• Never leave burning wine bottle oil lamps unattended.
• Petroleum-based Lamp Oil is poisonous. Keep it in a safe place.
• Place your wine bottle oil lamp on a flat, stable surface away from any traffic.