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Are Traditional Candles Safe

A tea light or night light is a small candle wrapped either in plastic or metal to allow all the wax to liquefy when lit.

Typically wider than they are tall, often multiple candles are burnt at the same time. Most candles are made of paraffin but can also be found using soy, beeswax and other plant waxes.

Now I know that I’m not the only person who has been given the task of lighting these little finger burners. When I first was introduced to the battery operated candle I thought what a revelation! these things are great!. After purchasing some smaller tea light candle sets for my wife just in case they didn't work right?( I know like how could a candle not work right). Any way they passed the test and soon became her favorite. Soon after that all the candles in our house have been up-graded to battery style and everyone who comes over is just as amazed as I was.

Fortunately not only do they make battery operated tea lights, but also any other kind you can imagine. From 8" tall scented to 12" round these candles can be found in all verities.

These candles don't put out any heat so threes no threat of fires, According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (cpcs) in 2001.The Commission report said that while deaths from residential fires have fallen from about 4,000 in 1980 to 2,500 in 1998, those fires caused by candles have increased 750 percent from 1980 (20 deaths) to 1998 (170 deaths).

In most cases, unattended candles is the cause of most house fires, candles being tipped over and igniting nearby combustibles. About half of home candle fires are started in the bedroom. Mattresses are the most common items that ignite,Then furniture (dressers, desks, and tables) and then curtains. Tea lights and tapers are common culprits in candle fires.

Even in today’s headlines you can still find occurrences of house fires being started by un attended candles. as a recent as Jan 3 in Texas a child playing with a candle started their mattress on fire which slowly engulfed the house , all escaped un harmed but the damage to the house will be costly,

Hence this article about using battery operated candles. Why would you want to stress out weather your grand kids are playing to close to the candles when you could just replace each with these newer and safer candles, and still get that familiar and comforting glow.


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