W3product was founded in 2000 by Peter Wolters and René Boom. Many historic buildings were still lit by chandeliers with real candles and unsafe electric candles. In collaboration with the Government Buildings Agency, W3Product has developed a new electric candle based on LEDs, which resembles real candle light very close in colour perception. The result: the E-Candle. W3product currently employs 4 people.
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The E-Candle was first applied at Paleis Het Loo. The existing 2.700 candles in the various chandeliers were dissaproved. Now, the E-Candles provide lighting in Het Loo, but also in the Royal Palace on the Dam. The advantages of the E-Candle are legion. It is much more durable: 40.000 hours as opposed to the 1.000 hours of an ordinary lamp. Energy costs are much lower as well (payback period of one to three years), it is safer and the lamp resembles the authentic light of a real candle. The E-Candles hang in palaces, museums, mansions, churches, restaurants and other historic buildings.
There is still plenty of work for W3Product. In Europe, there are still many country houses, castles and other buildings that can be equipped with the E-Candle. W3Product also never sleeps when it comes down to product development: W3Product is currently developing an E-Candle that works on batteries. Some castles are not equipped with electricity. This way, the E-Candle can still irradiate its unique light during visits.
Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Norway and Poland.
E-Candle in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam
Wolters and Boom are proud that the E-Candle is used for the chandeliers in Paleis Het Loo and the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Abroad, the candles in the chandeliers in the Royal Palace of the Polish king Jan III Wilanow in Warsaw have also been replaced by the E-Candle. Wolters: “Very remarkable! This beautiful project in Poland also generated new orders. Another project is the Dresden Castle. Each project comes about through word-of-mouth, how beautiful that is?!”