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What is a candle diffuser and what’s it for?

For those who burn scented candles, it takes a long time to fill the room with the candle fragrance.
VelaRosa® is a candle fragrance diffuser that quickly fills any room with your candle fragrance using a fan.  Sensory booth testing from a major direct selling company shows that this product can fill the room with fragrance in 10 minutes.  We tested this ourselves in two similar-size bedrooms (10 ft x 11 ft x 8.75 ft high).  Note that rooms much larger than this require more time for fragrance diffusion.
When the time expires, the fan stops, and extinguishes the candle flame.
The main intent of this product is to improve hot fragrance throw, as well as to improve candle safety.

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding site that entrepreneurs use to see if there’s a market for their product idea. They set a goal, and if enough backers pledge to receive a product, the project is funded. If you sign up for our email list, we will keep you updated when it’s available on Kickstarter. You can sign up at VelaRosa.com

Where can I buy the VelaRosa™ candle diffuser?

The diffuser is currently in development and we estimate a price right now of $59.99, including shipping anywhere in the continental USA.  We’ve now published our Kickstarter prelaunch campaign. If you're interested in buying the diffuser at a discounted Kickstarter price, please sign up for our email list at https://velarosa.com/pages/velarosa-main-page-sign-up

Can you use a bigger candle?  Is it only for tea lights?

For now, only tea lights. It's possible that you could use a small votive (2" diameter) in a glass but we're still testing if this impacts the fragrance throw. I’m using Yankee Candle Lavender Vanilla tea lights and they smell great. One of the tests we want to run is to compare the strength of a three-wick jar candle, to a single tea light with the diffuser.

How does it work?

Naturally, if you place a glass dome over a candle it will go out in a few seconds. However, if you place a fan under the candle and blow fresh air into the dome, it keeps the candle lit.
This diffuser has a battery-powered fan inside the base that provides a constant flow of fresh air to the candle flame.  The exhaust air picks up the candle’s fragrance and disperses it out into the room.  A protective outer cover prevents you from touching the hot inner glass dome.  The fan is on a timer and when the fan stops, the flame goes out.

How does the glass not get covered in soot?

No.  Two reasons why there's no soot...
1. The glass dome is high enough that the flame doesn't contact the dome.
2. The fan is circulating enough air that there's no time for the soot to build up on the top of the dome. If we were to slow the fan down just enough to sustain the flame, you would begin to see some soot on the top of the dome. 

However, if the wick is not trimmed, it's possible that the fan will not be able to exhaust the soot fast enough and soot will form at the top of the dome.  The dome will then need to be cleaned.

How long does the candle burn for?

The switch on the side sets the amount of time (1/2 hr, 1 hr, or 2 hrs) and when the dome is twisted, the fan turns on.  After the timer expires, the fan stops and the candle extinguishes. 

Does the candle burn out faster than normal due to the fan?

Actually, it's the opposite.  When you place the tea light in the bell jar, the heat melts all the wax after 20-25 minutes.  This causes the wax to rise slightly with only a tiny flame for about the first 2 hours.  As the wax level decreases, the flame gets larger, which increases how fast the wax is used up.
Regardless of how big the flame is, the diffuser continues to throw the fragrance into the room (hot throw) because the airflow carries the fragrance from the melted pool of wax. 

In a timed test, using the same tea light candles, the candle in the VelaRosa® diffuser burned for 1 hour 17 minutes longer than the stand-alone candle.

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