Posted on 1st Apr 2014
A candle is a solid block of wax that has an embedded wick. The wick is ignited to provide light and heat. In a long gone era, candles were also used as a method of keeping time. As the years went by, candles were used primarily as a source of light. Now they are used to add to the decor and ambiance of a place- homes, restaurants or outdoors.
Candles are a big part of our days. We see them all around us, in restaurants, in our homes, at parties and even outdoors. And there are so many different kinds to choose from- Votive Candles, Tea Light Candles, Taper candles, floating candles, LED pillar candles etc.
But keep in mind that candles pose as fire hazards and if not used wisely can end up burning the place down.
So say you want to create the ambience of a candle lit place, but you wish to do so without the fire hazards that come with it. How do you use candles without worrying that your toddler may knock it down? Remember your running cat is likely to knock down a lit candle and set the place on fire.
You can avoid all these dangers by using LED candles.
What are LED candles? They are accent lamps that are designed to look like real burning candles. However they do not have the potential dangers of candles. They are designed in such a way that the “wick” of an LED candle is recessed inside the candle body, as if the candle has partially burned. The top portion glows as if it were a wax candle. Often times, LED candles even flicker to simulate a real flame.
How useful are these LED candles? These candles are great for outdoor parties. At outdoor parties, the breeze could extinguish a real candle but not the LEDs. These candles are resistant to both wind and rain and hence can be used for barbeque parties. Kids can safely use LED candles in their rooms. These candles can also be used as night lamps.
LED candles are very realistic but without the problems that wax candles have. They are non messy and are very safe to use, even by little children since they do not drip wax.They can safely be used in programs at schools or at church services.
LED candles come in various colors and these can be used to decorate the room and match the color scheme of the room. LED Candles come in various hues of Green, red, yellow, and blue, as well as rainbow. These candles look realistic because of the flickering light they come with.
Since LED candles do not get hot or have dangerous flames, they can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Remember LED candles make great gifts. Most of the LED candles are rechargeable, and hence they have a very low cost of maintenance. The battery life is very long the candles can last up to 350 hours.