New York, NY (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
Autumn brings summer to a close, but it also augurs the unofficial start of the holidays. In communities where the falling of leaves creates a beautiful, colorful canvas, the changing of seasons is a good enough reason to gather. Many people choose to celebrate fall by hosting a party or open house, sometimes with traditional fall activities like bobbing for apples or making jack o’ lanterns for Halloween next month.
Traditionally, candles are involved in these autumnal activities in many ways. They light the spooky faces of the jack o’ lanterns and illuminate the pathways from homemade paper bag luminarias. Candles imbue a haunted air to homes decked out for Halloween. But these same candles can present hazards.
Left unattended, especially with children present in the home, candles are easily knocked over and a fire can start within minutes, often before an adult even knows about the problem.
The National Fire Prevention Organization (NFPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people on how to reduce fire danger, has recognized the level of danger presented by unattended candles in and around the home. Studies conducted by the NFPA show that nationwide, the fire department is called to the site of a fire started by a candle every 40 minutes. More than half of these fires begin when candles are placed too close to flammable objects in the home, such as walls, curtains, bed linens, couches, or rugs.
Online retailer Smart Candle’s flameless candles are designed for indoor or outdoor use, meaning that they can be re-used every fall. Smart Candle offers flameless candles in many sizes, ranging from small votive candles to large pillars. Flameless candles are battery powered and use light emitting diode (LED) technology to give the look of being lit. Many of these candles also come in a rechargeable model, allowing the consumer to keep them for many years and maximize savings.
From the outside these candles have the same appearance as traditional candles, and they give the same amount of light. When placed inside a pumpkin or paper bag, there is no way for onlookers to tell the difference between this and the conventional candle.