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UCO Doubles Down on Helping People Stay Lit

June 8, 2022

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Suzanne Hermann
Darby Communications
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Seattle, WA

UCO has been a leading brand in lighting and fire starting for outdoor, home, and emergency preparedness needs for over 50 years. Ever since the introduction of the legendary Original Candle Lantern, they have continued to offer innovative and high-quality products. In Spring 2023, UCO will expand upon that legacy of innovation and design with the Quicklite Match Kit and Emergency Candles.

No power, no problem with UCO’s new Emergency Candles. The Emergency Candles offer ultimate analog reliability when it’s needed most, with burn times up to 60 hours. The candles include a triple wick design to optimize light, heat, and duration for the situation and come in an easily packable aluminum container with integrated match storage compartment so you can light your candle in any situation. The Emergency Candles will be available Spring 2023 in two options: 100% paraffin with 24- or 48-hour burn times ($9.99-$14.99), and 100% natural beeswax with 30- or 60-hour burn times ($17.99-$29.99).

In a sustained effort to improve its fire-starting technologies, UCO will add the Quicklite Match Kit to its Spring 2023 lineup. The Quicklite Match Kit is a compact match case that offers one-handed operation for a truly quick light in any situation. A hinged spring-loaded lid gives quick access to matches, while the covered striker and waterproof silicone seal ensure your supply stays dry. This high-capacity case is perfect for disaster prep, bushcrafting, and survival situations, as well as use in the car, home, camp, or backyard. The Quicklite Stormproof Match Kit and the Quicklite Hurricane Match Kit both include 25 matches, the Quicklite case, and three strikers and will be available in two colors. MSRP: Quicklite Stormproof Match Kit/$14.99 and Quicklite Hurricane Match Kit/$12.99

UCO Quicklite Match Kit

“The story here is being reasonably prepared, and the Quicklite Match Kit and Emergency Candles provide ultimate convenience when the lights go out,” says Craig Frazee, Design Engineer for UCO. “On the trail, in the car, or at home, being reasonably prepared can ensure an inconvenience doesn’t escalate into an emergency. That’s why we are excited to expand UCO’s lighting and fire-starting collections with these durable and easy-to-use products.”

UCO’s new Quicklite Match Kit and Emergency Candles will be on display at Outdoor Retailer in the Industrial Revolution booth (47025-UL), and available to the public Spring 2023. For more information, contact

About UCO

Since 1971, UCO has been engineering gear that illuminates outdoor experiences. From Stormproof Matches™ to LED headlamps and lanterns, if it lights the way, we’ve made it. Now, we welcome the newest addition to our family, UCO Ware. Hardworking, easy-to-use utensils and mess kits designed for the modern-day explorer. UCO products make it easy and fun to get after it in the great outdoors. We know how important that is because it’s more than just a job to us, it’s our lifestyle. Learn more at