“ Brand: Asda / Type: Tea Lights „
Since I now have began buying the scented Yankee candle tarts I have been buying lots more of the cheaper priced tealights to pop inside the oil burner to melt the tarts. I don't want to pay a lot of money just to burn the tarts because after all the tealights only burn the wax and I bought another shops own brand and found they worked just as well as some others I bought priced at a whole lot more expensive.
These tealights are a white wax which have a good length wick, I find the wick really easy to light with a match and find the length is long enough for the price. It is slightly shorter than a branded one but for the price I think it is a reasonably good length. They are circular shape and sit inside a foil container. The foil is quite flimsy but not a bad quality and the foil does house the wax safe enough.
The flame burns down the wick in exactly the same way as any other brand and burns nicely. The wax melts well and slowly melts in the same way as any other brand of lights. The wax melts into a clear pool of wax all the time the wick is alight. They have no fragrance to them and I cannot smell any scent from the wax at all because these are just designed for popping under an oil burner or in a tealight holder for giving a flame to a room or table if you are maybe using them for a dinner party or just to place around the room.
I do think they give off the same amount of light as a branded kind. The only down side is the foil container, because it is more flimsy and a cheaper foil I would suggest placing them into a strong holder or a safe surface because I think they would be far safer placed in a holder if using for a party etc. But I would do that anyway with any brand just to make sure they don't tip over and cause a fire. I have heard of some people not placing tealights into a holder and just leaving them to burn on a surface and they have caused a fire. So taking care of where you place them is a must for your own safety and the safety of others.
These melt my tarts really well and burn for around 3 to 4 hours, the claims are they burn for 3 and a half but I would say they come closer to the 4 hour mark from my usage of burning them. I haven't timed them to the minute or my hubby would say I was geeky lol.
Once the wax has fully melted and the foil has cooled down, I just bend the foil in half and place it in my recycle bin. Because the foil is quite flimsy it is very easy to just fold it in half and bin it.
I like these tealights, they burn very well and the wick sits well to hold the flame upright and not fall onto the wax etc. Look the same as any other tealight burning under my burner and I cannot tell the difference to be honest comparing these cheaper lights or the more expensive kind. Only difference is the foil container is a better quality with some brands. But that isn't an issue for my usage of using them. But if you are maybe wanting to impress someone special for a dinner date at home I would simply place them into a pretty holder to just maybe disguise the foil.
There are 100 tealights in the pack and they cost just £2 for this amount, I think the amount is super for this price and they are worth the money. So affordable for any budget in my opinion. The quality of the wax and wick is really good and the foil isn't a bad quality for the cheap price.
I will buy these again in the future and I highly recommend them if you use a lot of tealight for burning tarts.
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I give these tealights 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
We use these candles at the restaurant I work at to put on the tables in the bar on an evening - it makes the room look really nice and gives it a bit of atmosphere. They come in a pack of 100 which costs £2 so that's only 2p per candle which is a real bargain in my opinion.
The candles are white with a white wick and in a silver aluminium case. They are easily lit with a match or lighter, but for the first few seconds they are very liable to going out (just until the flame burns the wick down to the wax). In order to light these with a lighter, it's best to tilt them to an angle otherwise you can end up burning your thumb.
The flame is really quite durable; at the restaurant people are walking past them all the time and they are right by the door and they never get blown out by accident. It is also quite a bright light - some tea lights have pathetic little flames, but these really do light up a room. The burning time stated on the packet is 3.5 hours, but I have seen them burn for well over 4 sometimes.
I prefer candles with a scent for my own home, but I accept these aren't appropriate for restaurants because the smell might not compliment the food. These are perfect for such uses and because of the bargain price, they are perfect when you need to light something for a longer period of time.
One thing about the packaging is that it is quite difficult to get each one out. The Morrison's value range tea lights come in a bag where they are all loose - you simply rip the bag open and grab one, but these are a little trickier. They are tightly packed in rows and you have to use quite a lot of force to get one out. It's also harder to store them once they are opened because there tends to be large holes in the packaging - they tend to fall out and go all over your cupboard. This isn't a really negative point, just a little annoying (the picture does show a loose bag, so maybe it used to be like that and they have changed it?).
Highly recommended if you're having a dinner party or a romantic dinner, but a bit boring if you just want to have some pretty candles to brighten up your home.
5/5 - they do their job just fine!
Since discovering Yankee tarts, I have a collection of tart burners around the house which I light as soon as I get home from work, this means, I get through quite a lot of tea lights so most times when I shopping, I have to pick a pack up. I am not loyal to any brand really but one I have tried in the past is the ones from Asda.
Unlike the picture, the ones I brought didn't come in a loose bag, but actually stacked in neat rows and then shrink wrapped plastic, I actually prefer the candles that come like this rather than in the bags as I find that the casings look nicer and don't get scratched while banging around in the bag. The are pretty standard looking, measuring about 3cm deep and 3.8cm in diameter, the paraffin wax is white and they are in the standard silver casing. The silver casing is quite thin, however this doesn't impact the performance or look of the tea light so I am not too concerned about this.
They cost me around £2 for 100 which I thought is pretty good value and similar to others on the market, they are available in store (although that might be larger stores) and online too which is good if you are having a home food delivery. I have just spotted online that you can bulk buy the product and got quite excited thinking that these would be a good buy however the price is £20 for 10 packs of 100 so it doesn't work out to give any sort of saving.
The wick of the candle is a nice length meaning it is easy to light and the candle burns quite evenly, if I have to blow the candle out before it runs out, it is easy to re-light and I don't find that it has disintegrated. The burn time is advertised as up to 3.5 hours, which I think is pretty accurate, there have been a few that lasted a little longer and a little shorter however nothing significant or to complain about.
Overall, I would recommend these tea lights, they work out at around 2p each and perform just as good as any other on the market and for that reason, I would give them 5 out of 5 stars.
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Asda Tea Lights
Summer or Winter most evenings your find a Yankee candle wax tart being burnt, and as these need tea lights, I always try to make sure that I have some spare.
=Price and Availability=
These are priced at £2 for a pack of 100 tea lights, which works out as 2p per tealight,
This is where the tea lights lose a star, as the tea lights are in a polythene bag, are a free flow design, so tealights can knock against each other, there is no stability.
I have brought two pack of these tealights, and from both packs I found about 30 tealights over the both bags that were bashed and there was about 6 that were seperated from the foil type carriers and these were bashed out of shape.
I had only brought a few items and packed the tealights in seperate carrier bags to keep the smell away from food - Star no 2 lost
The packaging states that the tea lights have a burn time off 3.5 hours, on average I find they last between 2.5 hrs and 3.5hrs, but for 2 pence a tealight I can't be as picky as if I had paid 10p a tealight.
The tealights are about 1cm in height, and about 2.5cm in diameter.
I find the wicks are adequate in length to light, so there is no chance of you getting burnt, the tealights are unscented, so if you are burning a a fragrance tart, then at least you know there won't be a clash of fragrances.
If your burning the tealights they give a nice little flame on them.
For 2p per tealight you can't really moan, (although I have).
=Would I buy again=
No, I would not buy again.
To be honest, Tesco value tealights are £2 for 200 and these are packaged more secure and I don't have to root through to make sure that I have a safe tealight.
Over the last few years I have got quite into candles, especially on cold winters nights, but also during the warmer and lighter months they still give off a nice relaxing glow.
In my opinion, tea lights are a very cheap way of getting that relaxing glow from candles without having to spend lots of money. Most recently I bought a bag of tea lights from Asda and I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of them. For a large bag containing 100 tea lights from Asda it costs just £2, which equates to just 2 pence per tea light!!
The tea lights come in a transparent plastic bag, and inside they are stacked up neatly, and instantly it is clear that you are getting a bargain here for your money when you see the amount inside. They are pretty standard in that they are basically a white circular shaped wax candle enclosed in a silver foil holder, and they are roughly 1cm in height.
To light the tea lights is very simple, just a case of lifting the wick into an upright position, and then lighting the wick using a match or lighter, and hey Presto!
If burning these tea lights alone they are completely unscented. They don't produce any flames though which is good, and they give off a nice bright flame which lights the room up quite well, especially if there are a few of them burning at the same time.
Burn time is stated on the packet as being 3.5 hours, and I would say that on the whole this is pretty accurate. I generally light a few at about 19:30 and they are pretty much just burning out before I head off to bed. Occasionally the 3.5 hour burn time is not quite adhered to but generally I have not known one burn out before 2.5 hours has passed, and for 2 pence each this is not really worth complaining about. Once the candles have burned out I clean out the residue of wax that is left in the bottom of the foil holder (sometimes adding it into another semi burnt tea light), and then throw the foil holder into the re-cycle bin.
I use these tea lights from Asda in a whole manner of ways, often just on a plate to burn as they are, or under my wax tart burner to add a nice scent to the room, or sometimes in coloured glass jars to give off a different coloured glow depending on my mood. They are great on the table for a nice meal, and very relaxing if placed around the edge of a bath before a long hot soak after a stressful day.
Overall these tea lights from Asda are a cheap and cheerful way of helping to add light, colour and scent to a room for a bargain of a price. A bag of these will last most people for months and months, and they are reliable, burn well, and do a great job for 2 pence. Regardless of how I use them they always perform well, and do the job that I expect of them.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2013
I often pop in Asda to have a look around not for a main shop just for bits and offers they might have on, during one of these trips I bought a bag of Asda Tealights. Costing £2 for 100 they're about on par with other 'value' tealights.
These are very similar to most cheap brands of tealights I buy as in looks, packaging and performance- if I didn't know any better I'd say they were the same but with a different name on the bag..........
The package is a strong plastic bag containing 100 small white odourless candles. The candles themselves are small inchish diameter wax discs held in okay quality thin metal cases- these are smaller than the more expensive tealights I occasionally buy. Upto now none of the cases have leaked wax everywhere- unlike the Homebargains ones and they are quite dear at £1.50 for 30- none appear to be duds either.
The surface of the wax is slightly rough and the wick's stuck down but it's not a problem to lift them up to light. Once lit the wax pools into clear liquid wax which solidifies if blown out ready to be relit. As far as I can tell they're smokeless too.
I use tealights mainly in burners but do like to keep them in for the occasional powercut, having their own holder makes them ideal for this purpose. They last an average of 3 and a half hours before the wax evaporates away which is good for a 2p candle.
The only difference between these and dearer candles is that I find the actual size of the flame with cheap tealights tends to be shorter. Not really a problem except it takes a bit longer for fragrance oils to heat up.
5 stars from me
I recently bought an absolute bargain from Asda homeware department, a pack of 100 tealights for just £2, now that's what I call good value.
I never like to spend too much money on tealights as they are very cheap to buy anyway and they are not really pretty in themselves, they are just a nice candle to add to a pretty tea light holder so for me the look of them does not really matter, as long as they burn well and are quite safe candles then I am content and these candles definitely perform well.
Asda say that, "Tea lights are perfect for a finishing touch to your home. The candles gives a warm feeling to your room. Use these candles as a stylish centrepiece on the dining table, a side piece on the fireplace or even create a calming atmosphere in your bathroom."
I love decorating my rooms with tealights. I think they look really romantic and I have lots of nice little tealight holders that I place around the place. In summer too its really nice to put them outside on the table and sit out there until it gets dark and the lights look lovely.
These tealights are unscented which is fine because I have other scented candles that I like to light so the fact that these are unscented suits me perfectly. The wax in the tealights is white and so they look quite neutral and go with any tea light holder you put them with. The wax is in a silver metal holder which is somewhat sturdy but a bit bendy but it is perfect for holding the melted wax in. The wick is a good length and I find these candles really easy to light. They burn for quite a while and what I like is that when they come to the end they just sort of put themselves out as they run out of wax and do not drop any wax or ash over into the tealight.
Obviously you do need to be careful with tea lights and I would always put one in a holder and not just light it without putting it on or in anything as it can get quite hot on the bottom. Also, do not leave it unattended, I have never had any problems with these but you should always take care.
A great bargain from Asda.
These tea lights are only a couple quid for a hundred and they really do add a relaxing feeling to the room. I use them in the bathroom when having a relaxing bath. Well, relaxing only if the boiler decides to work.
The tea lights come in a big plastic bag which cannot be recycled. The candles can be recycled when they burn down completely, or you can just scrape the remaining wax out with a knife. It isn't superglued in place and comes out quite easily. These metal holders for the wax aren't particularly useful and i haven't found another use for them, so i just put them in the recycle bin.
The candles are unscented and they're not kidding, there is a fain smell when you open up a new pack but there is no vanilla scent or even the slightest hint of flavour, taste or smell. The wax is very slightly dry and there are a few candles with odd small blobs on the top, maybe rushed off the production line?
The wax isn't that smooth and the surface of each tea light is a little rough. It's not the surface of the moon but isn't like those Ikea candles you get which have a smoother texture to them.
These take a good few hours to burn down, most about 3 hours but some last slightly less than this. My record is 3 and a half hours for some but these are not the majority sadly. Good value for money then as these do last and can be re used if you're just having dinner with them at your table.
These really do look good, most of them go on the mantelpiece or around the bathroom and they're quite relaxing. For the artistic value they're quite good too, they really set the mood in a room.
I'd recommend placing a few in clusters around the room rather than spread out because one bright clump of them together actually looks quite good. Spread out it looks a little bare. Another thing you can do is put them in candle holders, especially the coloured ones from Ikea, these brightly coloured glass holders really add some colour and make things more "funky"
These are highly recommended, they're cheap at just £2 and they add an excellent relaxing mood to the room. They go well with some coloured holders or in clusters dotted around a room. Highly recommended.
Being a big fan of Yankee Wax Tarts I go through quite a lot of unscented tea lights, when it comes to these I'm not brand loyal and will buy them wherever the price is right. The ones I'm using at the moment are from Asda.
Asda Tea lights are sold in a clear plastic bag with very little detail on it, there is a small label on the front which informs the customer that you get 100 tea lights for you £2.00 and each of them will burn for approximately 3.5 hours.
Inside the bag the tea lights look just like any other basic unscented tea lights, they are made from white wax with a small wick in the middle and the whole thing is contained in a thin silver metal case. I have found with these that the wick is bent over into the wax and needs to be prised up before it can be lit, this is no problem and a fingernail usually does the trick.
I only use unscented tea lights in my burners and for that purpose these are fine, I have found that the majority of the tea lights burn evenly with no problems, all of the wax is used up leaving an empty case. I must admit one or two of them have fizzled out after about an hour but on the whole they have been very good value for money.
Once used the little metal cases, which are a bit flimsy, are easy to just fold up and pop in the bin, obviously you will need to wait a while before doing this as the metal cases do get extremely hot but this is just common sense.
The packaging states that each tea light will burn for approximately 3.5 hours, overall, apart from the odd 1 or 2 that didn't really work, I have personally found that they will give roughly 3 hours burning time which is ample for when I use them for my burner.
If you use unscented tea lights for any reason I would certainly recommend giving these from Asda a try, for the small price tag they burn very well.
I recently wrote a review of Sainsburys Basics tealights, and marvelled at how cheap they were compared to the Yankee Candle unscented tealights which cost a whopping £4.99 for a tiny packet. I have since run out of my Sainsburys tealights and have purchased a pack of the Asda tealights, which I am reviewing today.
These Asda tealights come in a pack of 100 for the grand old price of £2.00, working out at just 2p per tealight. This is similar to the price of the Sainsburys version. The packaging too is similar - these Asda tealights come in a clear plastic bag with the tealights held inside. There is not much on the packaging other than the name of the product and some basic information. When I opened the bag for the first time I was a little careless and I ripped it a bit too hard, which left me with a massive rip in front of the bag. I therefore decided to put the tealights into a large tupperware for storing them, which I think was a wise decision as it offers more protection in the cupboard than the plastic bag did!
The tealights again are similar to any others that you would see - circular wax discs held inside a thin and quite flimsy foil case, with a white wick through the wax and poking out the top. With these Asda tealights, similar to others that I have used, on many of the individual tealights the wick is stuck down onto the wax and I have to use my fingernail to gently lift it up to enable me to light the wick.
Once the wick is in the correct position, these tealights are easy to light using matches or a lighter. I can then set them into my wax tart burner with ease. Again if I blow the candle out for any reason, it can easily be re-lit. Like most tealights, these do stay warm for quite a while after being extinguished so I always let them cool down before handling.
These tealights are unscented meaning they are perfect for use in wax tart or oil burners. Each one burns for around 3.5-4 hours before the wax disappears completely. This is a reasonable amount of burning time for such a cheap product, and seems to be pretty standard for tealights.
All in all I think these tealights are of reasonably good quality for the price. When I reviewed the Sainsburys version, I had previously written that I would like to try some of the other supermarket versions to see if the quality was any better. I can say that the Asda variety seem to be of the same standard as the Sainsburys, and there does not seem to be much difference. I would happily use these again but have no preference for these over the Sainsburys ones that I previously bought. As they are both the same price, I will probably just buy from whichever supermarket I am in when I run out.
I give these a 4* rating and would recommend them. Thanks for reading and rating. I hope you found my review useful.
I love to have some spare candles stored around the house just in case I am in the mood for a nice late night movie and want some nice atmospheric lighting to make things more exciting. I also like to use these for a pleasant romantic dinner or for a more romantic setting as I find that tea lights are so much easier to use and dispose of then normal candles.
I purchased these Tea lights from the Asda home ware section, priced at a great value of £2 you get around 100 tea light candles per pack. This is amazing value considering other branded names sell packs containing fewer candles and at considerably higher prices, I have seen a few priced from £4.
They come packaged in a small plastic see through bag, with a card on the front clearly displaying key information about the lights including safety guidelines at the back. The candles themselves have a solid white wax with a tiny wick located in the centre with the wax being enclosed in a small silver container. I found that the Wick can sometimes get pushed flat on the candle, so I had to use my fingers at time to stand it back up again to enable it to be lit, which all in all is not a huge problem. I also found that the metal container to be slightly loose at times, but once the candle is lit the casing sticks well to the wax. The packaging was a slight let down; as the candles are not packaged firmly together I would worry that some of the candles would get loose and fall out of the silver casing. However this has not yet happened, so I guess I am worrying about nothing. However the points mentioned are all just minor set backs to what results in a great simple candle.
Upon lighting ensure it is in a safe container, then once lit it only takes a few seconds for the wick to ignite a small flame. I hardly noticed any scent or any significant sparks or fumes. The candles each last around 2 hours which in my opinion is quite good, especially considering you have a huge quantity to go through, and therefore they will last quite a while.
I did try to reuse them a couple of times the next day, but unfortunately found that they would only lit up for a few seconds before going out. This is not huge problem, because it did manage to last 2 hours the night before so for me that exceeded my expectation for such a cheaply priced item. Of course having huge quantity in a pack meant that all I had to do is relight a new candle, without having to worry going through them too quickly. All in all these are a great bargain and therefore would recommend to everyone.
Overall these are great quality tea lights that have a very low price tag. They last for an impressive amount of time, without emitting smoke or sparks and adds a nice atmosphere during those late night movies or romantic settings.
I love candles of all descriptions and as I live about two miles from an Asda George store, this is where I buy a lot of my candles. I bought a large bag of Asda's own brand of tea lights from there about two weeks ago whilst I was looking for a DVD. These cost me £2 for a bag of 100 little tea lights. These compare very favourably price-wise to the likes of Sainsbury's, Tesco's and even Ikea, where I used to buy a lot of my unscented tea lights from, in the past.
The tea lights are very plainly packed and come all thrown together in a plain white and transparent plastic bag. The only way to get access to the candles inside is to cut the top off with a large pair of sharp scissors, as the plastic is quite tough and impossible to break through just with your fingernails.
Each tea light is housed inside a silver, quite soft and flexible, little metallic holder and candle inside is a plain sort of off-white colour with a super long wick. These tea lights are standard size and no bigger or smaller than other tea lights you'd expect to see. The difference with these ones fro Asda, however, is that the wick is so much longer and therefore easier to light, especially if I am using matches rather than a hand held lighter. It makes it far less likely that I'll burn the ends of my fingers off.
I have' actually timed how long these lights take to completely extinguish but as I tend to burn them when it's become dusk, at around 6.30pm and I go to bed around 10.30pm, I do know that they must burn for around the four hour mark. Occasionally, one or two of them night burn themselves out just before I go to bed, but usually they are still burning though it's obvious that most of the wax has melted by this point. I consider this to be really excellent value for money, especially when you consider that there are 100 of them in the bag and that I only paid £2 for them in the first place. A bag of this size lasts me for weeks then I'll go back out to Asda and stock up with more.
On the whole, they represent great value for money and as they last so long and give off such a nice bright flame, I'm going to continue to buy this brand for as long as Asda keep on selling them.
I bought some tea lights from Asda when I last did an online shop. It's one of those things I'd run out of and kept forgetting to buy meaning I was missing out on my usual Yankee fragrances! The tea lights cost around £2 for 100 which is reasonable and compares well to other supermarkets etc.
The tea lights are packaged in transparent plastic wrapping, so you can see what you're getting. I took Asda's word for it that there were 100 tealights in the bag. I had to rip the bag open as there wasn't an easy way to open it as such, so now it looks a bit messy with a big hole in the bag. It lives in the cupboard, however, so this isn't too much of an issue.
The tea lights come in the usual metal casing, but are very lightweight and versatile. They look a bit more sturdy than other brands I've used in the past. They are white and unscented, which is ideal for what I use them for. The first thing I noticed was that the wick seemed to be longer than usual, which made them easier to light, especially when I have to reach into the opening of my wax tart burner.
I've been using these tealights with my wax burner, and I've noticed they seem to give about three hours worth of burning before they extinguish themselves. Sometimes I'll let them burn right down until they blow out, but other times I'll blow them out myself if the Yankee scent I am using is quite strong. They seem to be as easy to light the second time as they were from new, without the need to trim down the wick which I know you're supposed to do ideally.
I would recommend these tealights as being excellent value for money, and being available from your local Asda or Asda online, they are convenient to throw in the trolley with your weekly shop.
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I love little tea lights to dot around the livingroom on their own, pop in my tea light holders or use with an oil burner, especially now I've discovered Yankee candle tarts. I'm not loyal to any paticular brand but I normally end up buying theese as I do most of my shopping in Asda.
The tea lights come in a clear plastic bag with no paticular order. The bag has the Asda logo on it with the label '100 unscented tea lights' on the front. It's very standard and basic but allows you to see what you're buying with no mistake, so that's good. The tea lighs themselves are also quite basic, a small, white round candle in a little metal holders.
The candles are quite easy to light, I tend to use matches rather than a lighter as I always manage to burn myself with a lighter. There's no smell from them, but they are unscented anyway so they're purelt used to provide a nice warm glow or to burn wax/oils. I don't recommend moving them after they're lit or very soon after blowing them out as the wax melts and spills over the edge very easily. I've burnt myself lot of times being stupid and moving them around so be cautious if you do.
It says on the bag that each tea light should burn for three and a half hours. I'm not sure exactly because I often blow them out and re-light them on another day but I've noticed they do last well and I've found myself re-lighting the same candle three or more times.
Overall, these are great basic candles. You get a bag of 100 from Asda for just £2 which I think is worth every penny. They're also great to keep at home, even if you're not a candle fan, they come in handy during a powercut. I had one a few months back and my house was one of the only ones in the street with a bit of light coming from it thanks to these candles. Definitely give it a go as they're better than a lot of more expensive alternatives.
I have a lot of pretty glass tealight holders, and I also like to burn wax tarts, so tealights are a bit of a household essential for me! I have tried out different brands and generally find all the ones I use to be pretty good, so I have no real brand loyalty. The key things for me are a good price, and good little burners!
As I now tend to do a lot of my shopping online with Asda, it has been a bit of a no-brainer for me to purchase these tealights with the odd grocery order. A pack of 100 tealights will set you back £2, so 2p per tealight which is of course a good price.
These tealights are as basic as you would expect. The candles themselves are white and unscented, and they come in thin metal holders. The tealights all come in a thin plastic bag - the packaging is cheap and cheerful, and as I keep all my tealights in a basket in my living room it is discarded straight away anyway. The packaging does tell me that each tealight burns for 3.5 hours.
These are very easy to light and light easily first time. They give off a lovely warm glow and always burn to the end - I am yet to find a tealight that hasn't burned all the way through so these are well made. And I would agree with the burning time too, and I have to say that I think 3.5 hours for a 2p tealight is pretty decent! These work equally well in my tealight holders and my tart burner.
Overall I have had no problems whatsoever with these tealights. They are cheap, they burn well and evenly, and they last a decent amount of time too. So it is definitely five stars from me and I will be buying these again. Recommended!