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11. 28. 2007

Go Flameless this Year - Smart Candles

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At this time of the year when we're decorating like crazy, with candles in every room (at least in my house), it's a good time to think about the new flameless candles, such as the Smart Home LED ones, or even Glade. Yup, Glade.

The National Fire Prevention Association says that the rate of fires caused by candles is skyrocketing. "There's no such thing as a perfectly safe candle," says Jim Shannon of the National Fire Prevention Association. "The most recent statistics we have, for one year: about 190 people killed from candle fires in the United States, and almost 1,500 injured."

Statistics show that the number of candle fires rose 15 percent, and nearly 5 percent of home fires were started by candles. Compare that to the early '80s, when only around 1 percent of house fires were caused by candles. The reason for the jump? The popularity of candles.

This year I'm using one of the holiday LED candles from Smarthome ($19.95) on my mantle, which will be jammed with decorations and pine boughs. A microchip inside the candle creates random, non-repeating light patterns, so it flickers just like real candle. You can even select from two different brightness levels.

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If you're looking for an air freshner with ambience, try one of the brand new Glade Wisp Flameless Candles which comes in a frosted glass jar . They have scented oils: Clean Linen, French Vanilla and Apple Cinnamon scents which aren't too flowery or sweet. The starter kit costs $9.99 and the refills are $3.49. That's a trio of them pictured up top.

Amazon carries other options for LED candles.

Be safe out there.

Related posts:
LED Candles
Rechargeable Flickering Votive Candles
Real wax LED candles
LED Tea Lights

Posted by Evan    Category: home
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