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Measure Candles

Measure Candles

Method 1:

How to Measure German Candles

Measuring German Pyramid Candles

 


Method 2:

How to Measure German Christmas Candles

Measuring your German Christmas Candles

Candle Type Circumference in Inches     Circumference in MM  
Mini Candles  0.93" or 15/16"  23.6 mm
Small Candles  1.23" or 1 1/4" 31.4 mm 
Medium Candles  1.73" or 1 3/4" 44 mm 
Large Candles 2.1" or 2 1/8"  53.4 mm 
Advent Candles 2.53" or 2 1/2"   64.4 mm
Large Advent Candes 2.78" or 2 3/4"  70.7mm 

 Measuring the circumference allows you more "wiggle" room because you can round to the nearest quarter inch!  


Method 3: 

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.

measure German Pyramid candle size

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)
Mini: 7.5 mm [1/4 inch] Diameter or Width (2 5/8 inches tall)
Small: 10 mm [3/8 inch] Diameter or Width (2 7/16 inches tall)
Medium: 14 mm [9/16 inch] Diameter or Width (2 5/8 inches tall)
Large: 17 mm [11/16 inch] Diameter or Width (4 inches tall)
Advent: 20.5 mm [3/4 inch] Diameter or Width (3 7/8 inches tall)
Large Advent Candles Big: 22.5 mm [7/8 inch] Diameter or Width (4 inches tall)

Common errors:

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.