Denis & Deb Thompson - owners of Thompson Monuments

Thompson Monuments
1702 Superior Street
Webster City, IA 50595

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Some call them eternal lights or vigil lights. Some are made of solar powered cells and others give their light of memories from the more traditional candles.  Call it what you like... it means “You’re Remembered”!

Candle Comparison

    Thompson Monuments offers a variety of candle options for our eternal light housings.  Often we field questions from customers about which candle is best.  All of our candles have different features which make them ideal for different situations.  To help you decide which candle option would work best for you, we offer a comparison of our candles below.


- Traditional Wax Candle: Our traditional wax candles are ideal for those who make frequent trips to their loved one’s gravesite.  Our wax candles are designed to burn from 5-7 days, and are ideal for those who desire to keep up a constant, day and night vigil of candlelight for their loved one. 

-Hannah’s Battery Candle: Our Off/On Battery Candle has a flickering glow flame.  The Hannah’s Battery Candle is available in a White “flame”. 

This candle features a light sensor, that will turn the light off during the day, and turn it on at night, thus saving on battery usage.  Designed to run on 2 C batteries, the Off/On Battery Candle will run for more than 60 days, before replacement batteries are needed.  

-Hannah’s Solar Candle- The Off/On Solar Candle is perhaps the most maintenance free candle we offer. The Hannah’s Solar Candle comes with a White “flame”.  This candle features a light sensor, that will turn the light off during the day, and turn it on at night.  Designed to run on a special AA battery, the Off/On Solar Candle will run for more than a year, before a replacement battery is needed.  

Customers should be aware that these candles need to be positioned so that they are receiving full sunlight.  Without daily sun exposure, the candle will not light in the evenings. 

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