Below you will find everything you wanted to know about light bulbs for your Scentsy candle warmers.
I have an idea that you may have some burning questions about Scentsy light bulbs. You may not know watt you don’t know, but the hot answers can be found here.Did you see watt I did there? If you’re bright you’ll notice it was light bulb humor. Otherwise, I guess you’re dim. But you won’t be after you read below.
In North America, most of our Scentsy candle warmers use light bulbs to warm our fragrant wickless scented wax. All of our warmers that use a light bulb use a small candelabra base bulb and all have a lightbulb included with all warmer orders.
15-watt Scentsy Bulb
Our smaller wall plug-in, night lights use a 15-watt bulb. If you have to replace the lightbulb in your Scentsy nightlight make sure it is a 15-watt bulb. I say this because there are also some appliance bulbs that look the same but are less than 15-watt. You’ll have trouble with wax not melting completely if you don’t use a 15-watt. All bulbs have the wattage printed on their base.
20-watt Scentsy Bulb
Our warmers that are three-piece with a lid – such as our cupcake, ice cream cone, Easter egg, our tall slender home, use a 20-watt bulb. Also on the bottom of all of our warmers, except the nightlights, you will see a tag saying it’s a Scentsy warmer and what watt bulb it takes.
25-watt Scentsy Bulb
Our flagship product was developed in 2003 using a 25-watt warmer. Most of our warmers, other than described above use a 25-watt bulb. Look on the bottom of the warmer if you’re not sure.
Special Scentsy Bulbs?
When I started with Scentsy in 2006 our lightbulbs were packaged in a Sylvania box. That’s a common light bulb brand that you can get at any home improvement store such as Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, True Value, even Target, Wal-Mart and Meijer.
Our bulbs are now packaged especially for us. We are the largest light bulb customer in the United States. I would think that designation applies to the entire world. The box is Scentsy, the bulbs are not unique.
Where to Get Replacement Bulbs
The best place to get replacement bulbs is through my Scentsy webstore here. If you’re placing an order for more wax or any of our other new fabulous products that you may not know we now have, add some bulbs to your order. They sell for $2.00 each or 3/$5.00. That’s a good deal.
However, if you only need a bulb for now, or if you’re no longer using your Scentsy simply because your bulb burned out, by all means head to one of the local home improvement stores mentioned above and get bulbs so you can get your Scentsy back on. Just make sure you have the correct watt bulb. That way you’re not paying $8 shipping on just one or two light bulbs.
If you use a bulb with less watts than required, your wax won’t melt as it’s intended to. If you use too high of a watt, you’re potentially creating a fire hazard. That is true though for any electric lamp you have in your home.
Won’t Using Other Bulbs Void the Warranty?
I sometimes hear of new consultants telling their customers that it will void the warranty on the warmer if they don’t use our lightbulbs. That is not accurate.
If you use a higher than required bulb and you end up having electrical problems – such as the bulb popping and breaking, or extremely rare, but smoke or fire, then that would not be covered under warranty because you used the wrong watt bulb.
It is IMPORTANT to note – that Scentsy has passed all UL safety certification and they truly are a SAFE alternative to wicked candles. Scentsy is safe. Let me say that again. Scentsy is safe – as long as you do your part.
Any electric appliance or lamp is subject to a potential fire hazard if you use a bulb that is too hot, or if you have problems with your electrical outlets or even if you have paper or fabric too close to the bulb.
After all, it IS a light bulb and it DOES get hot.
How Can the Scentsy Warmers Be Hot but Still Safe?
Scentsy wax melts at 125 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a relatively low temperature. When my children were younger they used to “play CSI” with the wax. You can stick your finger in our wax and it won’t burn. Then you can let it cool a moment and peel it off to have little wax fingerprints.
That said, as mentioned above, we still use a lightbulb that does get hot. The difference with our candle warmers that use a light bulb is that if anyone or a pet touches the side of the warmer it won’t instantly burn. You will be reminded that it’s hot, but you can leave your hand on it for three seconds (Who would do that? But you can.) without it being painful or burning.
Whereas if you touched a flame on a candle or a different kind of candle warmer that doesn’t use a light bulb you will instantly find that much hotter and likely painful.
We do have a couple other Scentsy candle warmers that have light but don’t use a 15, 20 or 25 watt bulb. As of September 2016 we have one warmer that uses an Edison 40 watt bulb – Parlor Shade warmer. The Edison bulb is a little harder to find locally, but they are still available. You can also find them online through Scentsy here.
We currently have another warmer that uses an LED light – Make a Scene. There is no way to change the LED light on that warmer. It’s encased. If the light goes out on it, it’ll be replaced under our lifetime warranty against defects. Contact your consultant to exchange it.
- Most Scentsy warmers use 15, 20 and 25 watt light bulbs and it’s imperative that you replace bulbs with the correct watt.
- They aren’t special bulbs and won’t void the warranty if you use some from a local store.
- Your best bet is to get them through my Scentsy webstore here when you’re already placing an order for more wax.
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About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/