Thursday, May 22, 2008

Flameless candles - yes or no?



My good instrincts say no. But last weekend when hanging out in my backyard late into the evening, the candles kept going out. Hmm. A dilemma.

See candle HERE.

25 comments:

birdy said...

Definitely NO.

hello gorgeous said...

Jamais!

Sucker For Marketing said...

I actually like these. They are perfect for our windy nights here in Kansas. They are alro really good for when there are small kiddos around.

I mena, nothing beats a real candle (I wouldn't have one of those "burning" in my bathroom, but I think there are a few really good applications.

dewyjune said...

sadly I too have spent time wondering yea or nay. I still haven't decided

Design Junkie said...

I think they're like faux flowers....never as good as the real thing. But when circumstance make the real thing a problem, they're okay in moderation.

Revival Home & Garden said...

I think yes for the applications previously mentioned, but take a look at the Candela series by OXO...they have a much more modern sensibility, are made from recycled plastic, and are outfitted with LED lights that never burn out and last up to 8 hours at a time. Check out the series here:

http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10423&minisite=10024&respid=53057

I'm buying these suckers for the store...they are gigantic and would be wonderful outside:

http://www.oxo.com/OA_HTML/xxoxo_ibeCCtpOXOPrdDtl.jsp?section=10423&item=61905&minisite=10024&respid=53057

Currently I have the Demiglow and the Tooli, which are great for a kids' room.

Great Dame said...

I don't like them for indoors, but I was thinking of using some on an outdoor patio...Bad idea?

maison21 said...

silly question- have you tried placing your candles inside a lantern?

works for me...

Jessie said...

Outside = Okay

Jules said...

Maison21 = Occam's Razor

Unless you are completed opposed to the look of lanterns.

mrlfvl said...

I personally don't like faux candles - definitely agree with design junkie on the faux flower analogy. I agree with M21 - Lanterns are the way to go and there are SO many cool ones out there from Crate & Barrel to Mothology...

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I sadly have to vote yes. I had a party not too long ago and twice (yes two times) people accidently lit things on fire. It was a wine tasting so maybe it's just booze and candles don't mix.

Anonymous said...

Perfectly wonderful for outside, never in.
sara

Anonymous said...

I'd get glass hurricanes and good long burning candles first. Although I agree with the person who says that booze and candles don't mix. Depends on your parties.

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOO! NOOOOOO! NOOOOOO! Please, no, Decorno, I beg and plead you NOT to resort to this ...

Linda Merrill said...

I had a booze and candle disaster once and my dining room table will never be the same. So I'm open to them. I think they'd be better camoflauged a bit - like nestled in greens at Christmas on a mantle. Places where a real candle would make you nervous.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

No. Buy hurricane candle shades to keep the winds at bay. You can get four 11-inch-tall glass shades for $35.99 at Overstock.com ... http://www.overstock.com/Restaurant-Supplies/Libbey-11.5-inch-Tall-Hurricane-Candle-Shade-case-of-4/966802/product.html

pve design said...

tiki torches, fire pits, bonfires yes
faux no.

~M said...

They're fabulous for when it is too windy. They're less wasteful and they're great for candlight nooky without having to worry about falling asleep and waking up to a fire. Embrace technology!

Anonymous said...

oh for Christ's sakes why not? This purism crap has got to stop.

Kelly Anne said...

I was given one for Christmas (still not sure why), and I've never used it. Once you get past the "well, ok, this is sort of cool" thing, you realize that it doesn't even provide much light. I'd say go for the candle-in-a-bucket idea to escape the wind before trying these.

e. love said...

No, no, no, no, no, no, NO!!! No, Decorno, No... I love you, but no.

e. love said...

no, no, no, no, no, no, NOOOOOOO!!! No, decorno, NO!!!

Christine in DC said...

My name is Christine and I own a flameless candle. Moment of weakness + QVC late night...

It's kind of okay...but part of what I like about candles are the real flame and the smell. However, for places where you don't need that, they can provide some mood lighting--I've been tempted by the tealight type. I have used mine, for example, on my book case where I don't feel comfortable with actual burning flames...

melanie said...

I think the flameless candles are great. There are some really nice artist decorated ones with various designs and they look so realistic that you wouldn't know they are not the real thing. They even flicker like real candles. Take a look at the ones at
http://www.featherednestinteriors.com/catalog.php?category=74