Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:54 am

I just stick with a traditional candle tealight to light mine. I buy the ones that burn for 9 hours.
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:02 am

The one downside to the artificial pumpkins is that I have to use battery operated lights. If I use a candle, I'll torch the pumpkin (and probably my house too). Hey does anyone know how to set a pumpkin on fire like Sam did in Trick r Treat when he went to visit Mr. Creeg? I'd work with a real pumpkin if I could do that...

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by iHaunt » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:33 pm

I lit my own all of JOLs from 5:30 pm till late midnite when the candle is gone! ;)

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:09 am

I light mine when it gets dark on Halloween night, not exactly sure what time that will be now. Certainly by 6 pm, even with daylight savings. I would love to leave them lit until midnight, but on a school night--as it will be this year--I'll probably have to blow them out when we go to bed, around 10:30 or 11:00. Of course, the battery-powered ones can stay on.

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:27 am

Yeah the battery operated ones can stay on...as long as I can find a long lasting one. The ones I have used in years past seem to dim considerably or just completely go out after about 4 or 5 hours. It's frustrating because, as it turns out, the batteries aren't even dead! They just , I don't know, overheat or something after being on so long. Grrr :x

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:23 am

I let mine burn untill around 1 AM. iHaunt, I also light mine around 5:30 PM

Murf, remember you're not supposed to blow the Jack O'Lantern out before midnight! Remember Trick 'r Treat! :wink:
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:30 am

Jack Skellington wrote:

Murf, remember you're not supposed to blow the Jack O'Lantern out before midnight! Remember Trick 'r Treat! :wink:
Ooooh, I'll have to tell my husband! He's the one who is always for blowing them out early!

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:46 am

Murfreesboro wrote:
Jack Skellington wrote:

Murf, remember you're not supposed to blow the Jack O'Lantern out before midnight! Remember Trick 'r Treat! :wink:
Ooooh, I'll have to tell my husband! He's the one who is always for blowing them out early!
Just beware of someone small wearing orange with a sack over their head & holding a half eaten candy lolly! :lol:
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Morticia » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:03 am

Jack Skellington wrote:I just stick with a traditional candle tealight to light mine. I buy the ones that burn for 9 hours.
Jack where are you getting these? I've found ones that burn for 6 and they were quite expensive, but I've never seen any that burn 9?
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:09 am

Morticia wrote:
Jack Skellington wrote:I just stick with a traditional candle tealight to light mine. I buy the ones that burn for 9 hours.
Jack where are you getting these? I've found ones that burn for 6 and they were quite expensive, but I've never seen any that burn 9?
My local supermarket. I live in England & buy them at ASDA Walmart (Walmart bought out ASDA 10 years ago, but also kept their name too). I bought a pack of 10 larger tealights for only £2 & they burn for 9 hours! :D
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Pumpkin56 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:00 am

I wonder what would happen if I painted the inside of my vampire jack red? Think that might give it the red glow I'm after?

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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:22 am

Pumpkin56 wrote:I wonder what would happen if I painted the inside of my vampire jack red? Think that might give it the red glow I'm after?
Yes, I think that would work quite well. :)
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Lillith » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:54 am

Yeah I found some tealights that burn 9 hours. I love those.
I like the traditional candlelight.
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:02 pm

Lillith wrote:Yeah I found some tealights that burn 9 hours. I love those.
I like the traditional candlelight.
Where did you buy them? I'm just thinking for Morticia, being that you're Stateside of "the pond." Although (ASDA) Walmart sell them over here like I said, so maybe the Walmart's over there will sell them?

The traditional candlelight is awesome though! :)
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Re: Creative Ways to Light a Jack O'Lantern

Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:32 pm

Nothing beats real candles, but when you have some acrylic pumpkins, you can't use the candles in those, of course.

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