- Can I use regular wax candles for my menorah?
- Is there any preference to oil lamps over wax candles?
You can use wax candles. The main thing is they should burn for half an hour and be a nice clean flame. Often it’s nicer with wax than oil.
See אור יצחק ח’'ב - http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=54963&st=&pgnum=283