The Number One Reason Everyone Should Use Flameless Candles
Posted 4 years ago
It was the strangest feeling. I spent a happy morning with my children. Set a nice table complete with accent candles, made them a full eggs. bacon and toast breakfast and sent them off to school. As the bus rounded the curve I grabbed my purse, hopped in the car and set out just minutes behind the kids to run the days errands.
Within a mile or two of the house, I had this strong compulsion to turn around and go back home. I tried to brush off the urge, but nothing doing. It became more persistent and so pressing that within a few minutes I was turning my car around and heading home - post haste!
Didn't know why - I just did. As I climbed out of the car, irritated at the strange inconvenience of it all, I heard my smoke alarm coming from the carport. Opening the door to the kitchen, what do I find? My wood kitchen table is burning in full hellish glory!
By the time I ran to the bedroom and grabbed the favored quilt off the bed, the chairs were joining in on the flame party.
After extinguishing the flames by quilt suffocation and and a bucket brigade of one, the house was spared.
What caused the fire? Candles. I had forgotten to blow out my mood setting breakfast candles before leaving the house. They had burned down to the glass tray - the tray had cracked and the wax spread - igniting the table.
Today I only use flame less candles.
Maybe you have never heard of them.
Flameless Candles are fire safe battery powered candles that have been created, using ingenious new technology to give them the look, feel and smell of the real thing.
Flameless Candles are made with a real wax shell combined with a flickering LED long lasting bulb which will require a close examination to prove they are fakes. Now I burn to my hearts content, not worrying about combustible tables or forgotten hot wicks.
If there is a candle you like more times than not you can now find a flameless one similar to it. There are tapered , votive, round, square, molded, some even include timers to preserve battery life. Others are even submersible.
The safety value obvious based on my true story. I kept the charred table on the deck for years as a reminder of my carelessness and God's grace. That said, these candles have fantastic home design applications as well.
Use flameless candles for your seasonal arrangements. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the peak holidays where candle accents come out in full force.
So many flower arrangements and table center pieces incorporate the use of candles to celebrate a family gathering. Many of these arrangements include dry or silk flowers. By using flameless candles Not only will you avoid the risk of fire, but you will protect your furniture from dripping wax or blackend spots on walls.
You will no longer have to clean your glass sconce of smoke residue or messy and difficult to remove wax spots.
Use them for weddings, anniversaries, party decorations. They also make fantastic gifts, especially for teen girls and romantic women who love to burn candles on a regular basis.
The remote control candles are really snazzy. Now you can display them in those hard to reach places above the front door or over the alcove or in any area of your home where it's just to difficult to light and extinguish.
They can be used indoors and out, rain or shine. Use them in wall scones and chandeliers. Eliminate the need for unsightly cords and rewiring when you want mood lighting.
Find a theme candle to use as a night light in your child's bedroom. There are a variety of solar candles that can be used out doors in the shape of Tiki torches, lanterns and sconces.
And for the more chic among us there are color changing candles great to use at cocktail parties and art gallery affairs.
The best part of all? They create the same beautifully subtle ambiance as their original wax counterparts.
If you have never considered battery operated candles now is a good time to shop around before the heavy holiday season hits.
Though you will need to have a ready supply of batteries (unless you purchase the higher priced timed styles) they are a fantastic risk - free option.
Sue Krippner is a Professional Organizer and Re-Design Expert. She has worked extensively in the art world for over 20 years and is the creator of the Profile Miracle. For more information visit: http://frugalhomedesign.com/profile-miracle.html "Discover the miracle of style."
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