Several weeks ago Mr. A found several of these new flameless wax candles marked down on clearance at Lowe’s to three dollars each. I had never seen them before but suddenly they seem to be popping up all over, I’ve seen them recently in Costco as well as at a couple of grocery stores.
Mr. A set them up in our bedroom to create a romantic mood and they are amazingly realistic. Honestly, the first couple of nights Mr. A actually tried to snuff out the “flame” with his fingers as you would a real candle. Until we started using these candles, I never realized what a stressor real candles can be. We’ve been lying in bed at night thinking of how on guard we’d be if we were using real candles.
No Fire Danger
With real candles, there is the frightening reality that something could catch on fire. Like your house, for one. We’ve all heard the horror stories about people using candles too close to a curtain and falling asleep and the next thing they know their house is in flames. There is no danger of putting your sleeve too close to the flame and catching yourself on fire. If you are in bed feeling sleepy and using real candles you endanger your life, but not with flameless candles. Our electricity goes out where we live on occasion and we always pull out the real candles. But you can’t just go to bed and leave the candles going, you have to be sure to blow them out first. These flameless candles are really going to come in handy.
No Soot, No Smoke, No Smell
One of the reasons I’ve avoided using real candles is because of the smoke and the smell of the wick burning. With flameless candles it truly looks like you are have candles lit, but there are no allergy irritants. I also don’t like “smelly” candles. You can buy flameless candles like this one that have a scent (and this one even has a timer!) 4-Inch Flameless Round Pillar Vanilla Scented Candle with Timer but I prefer the type we have without scent.
No Dripping Wax
These candles are made of wax and so they feel like a real candle, but since they aren’t set on fire there is never any dripping wax. So… no danger of ruining something with hot wax, accidentally spilling it on your clothing, the carpet, or burning yourself with hot wax.
Never Need Replacing
With real candles, the wick burns down and the candle melts. Not so with these cool flameless candles! They do take two double A batteries, but they last for 120 hours! If you use rechargeable batteries then you’ll really save.
I made a video of the candles… can you tell which are flameless and which are real?
As I said, we’ve been using these flameless candles in our bedroom at night and they are so realistic that it is hard to get your brain to realize there is not an actual flame. I love them because they don’t melt and no worries that something might catch fire.
Have you seen or used these new flameless wax candles? What do you think of them?