Why do candles flicker and why some more then others?

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Offline Karen W.

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Well, some dance like fairy's across the wall in the room and yet others seem to just lightly cower lowly and shiver....Why is it that they flicker?

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Why do candles flicker and why some more then others?
« Reply #1 on: 29/11/2009 05:50:45 »
What you are observing is called "guttering". I have no idea why!

But I found this. (I'm too scared to read it.)

http://www.visionaryliving.com/articles/candles.php
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« Reply #2 on: 29/11/2009 06:01:51 »
Ok I read it but found no answer!! LOL... Thank you it was an interesting link! Guttering eh.. interesting....

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Why do candles flicker and why some more then others?
« Reply #3 on: 29/11/2009 07:36:49 »
It's probaby caused by small gusts of air molecules.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZGcNx8nV8U

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Why do candles flicker and why some more then others?
« Reply #4 on: 29/11/2009 07:38:56 »
Turbulent (rather than laminar) air flow ?