How to measure candles for your Pyramid or German Candle holder.
All you need to do is measure the diameter or width of the brass candle cup.
The height of the candle is determined by the diameter of the candle, so that means all you need to do is measure the diameter not the height.
To measure the diameter, take a ruler, center it on the brass candle cup holder, start at the number 1 then read across, don't worry if the brass cup tapers in, just measure to the end.
The photo above shows a measurement of 9/16 inches
It is that simple. If you have trouble reading the numbers, get either a magnifying glass or put on 2 pairs of reading glasses.
How many sizes of German Pyramid Candles are common? (We have converted the millimeter measurements into inches, so the inches are only approximate)
Tealight: 1.5 inches Diameter or Width (5/8 inches tall)
I have a large Pyramid so it must take large candles, not correct, large Pyramids use all sizes of candles, so measure carefully.
I have a small Pyramid so it must take small candles, not correct, small Pyramids use all sizes of candles, so measure carefully.
I received the large candles - The large candles are not very large? The candles are direct from Germany, made especially for German Pyramids, the Germans have decided to call them "Large", so if you order large candles, remember they are 17mm in diameter.
Save yourself the trouble of ordering the wrong size candles by measuring carefully.