Product Type: Ikea household products
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Light up your living room, or your garden!
Ikea Rotera Tealight Lantern
Member Name: jeffjen
Ikea Rotera Tealight Lantern
Advantages: Suitable for use indoors and outdoors. Good quality.
Loving candles as I do, I am interested in finding decent oil burners and/or candle holders to hold or display them.
Whilst browsing the candle section at Ikea recently, these Rotera Tealight Lanterns caught my eye and I took a closer look, which then resulted in me buying one.
Whilst I have seen tealight lanterns similar to these in shops and stores before, they have always seemed cheap and tacky looking and not particularly well made. These however, looked to be of much better quality compared to any I have seen before and this was ultimately what led me to my decision to purchase one.
The Rotera Tealight Lantern is priced at £4.80 and as well as being available in black, I noticed it was also available in silver and cream. Whilst I personally didn't find silver lantern appealing, I thought the cream one was quite attractive as well as the black. In the end, I decided to go for the black lantern.
These lanterns are suitable for use both indoors and outdoors and this was another factor in my decision to purchase one. I thought it would like sitting next to my fire in the house, but equally as nice sitting on my patio table on one of the warm summer's evenings that I am hoping we experience this summer.
The lanterns have a handle on the top and so can also be hung from a garden lantern hook too, when using these outside.
My lantern is black metal with glass panels around the middle. There is a small catch on one of the panels which is hinged and so opens like a door to enable you to place a tealight inside in the holder. There are some star-shaped cut outs in the metal around the top of the lantern and it is attractive to look at. The lantern itself is quite lightweight and stands at approx 8-9 inches high. That is just my rough estimation as I don't have a tape measure to measure the exact height.
As I mentioned before, this lantern looks well made and isn't cheap looking, nor does it have any ill-fitting or loose parts in the glass panels, which is something I have noticed when looking at lanterns similar to these in the past.
I have used my lantern a number of times since purchasing it and it gives off a cosy glow when you light a tealight and place it inside the lantern. You have to be careful though as the lantern can get very warm, so if moving the lantern at all whilst there is a tealight burning inside, you should ensure you carry it by the handle on the top of the lantern.
You are advised to place the lantern on a fire-resistant surface and of course keep it away from any combustible materials and of course never leave your lantern unattended when it is in use.
I am really pleased with my purchase and am considering buying another one to use outside, suspended from lantern hooks for when we have a barbecue or are sitting in the garden. You can purchase lantern hooks from Amazon but I have also seen them for sale in garden stores.
I also love using my lantern in the house and it looks really nice sitting next to my fire with a tealight burning inside on an evening. Very cosy!
I recommend the Ikea Rotera Lantern to anyone who enjoys candles and burning tealights, as well as those who like to decorate their garden during the summer months. As this is suitable for use indoors and outdoors, I think these quality lanterns represent good value for money.
Summary: A decent-priced quality tealight lantern for inside or outside the house.