Foo - Candles/Lamps/Lanterns
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I have no idea where this came from, but lately I've been intrigued by/curious with fire as a light source. There is something very comforting about having a small flame nearby providing some light (minus the glow from the computer monitor). Here's a pic of my little oil lamp and a candle lighting my room....
(hehe, my candle holder is made of a piece of pipe strap, a nut, washer, & bolt, and a half inch pipe floor flange)...
I'm about to buy a Dietz (http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=WKL&Product_Code=DHL90&Category_Code=DL) hurricane lantern and some tealight (http://www.amazon.com/300-Unscented-Tealights-Packs-100/dp/B000M3OZL0/ref=pd_sim_k_1) candles online.
Anyone else here into candles/lamps/lanterns?
08-13-08, 10:21 PM
naw, I'm always afraid I'll burn the house down. I've got a few, usually only light them to impress the company.
nifty candle holder though!
08-13-08, 10:34 PM
I like candles too. Fire at night is a natural thing to want, but that instinct has kind of gone away with modern lighting. I especially love camp fires, but you get fined around here for having one due to idiots starting brush fires.:(
Agreed. Candle/fire light is very pleasing. I'm really not a fan of bright lighting at night anyway. Using candles makes power outages fun. :)
But between laziness and fear of burning things down, I've just settled on using 15w incandescent light bulbs most of the time.
08-14-08, 12:23 AM
Oooo. Fire pretty. *blink blink yawn*
(No candles for me, alas... I have two pyromaniac kitties. Seriously. If they had thumbs they would be lighting matches all the time; as it is they won't leave any flame alone even if they burn their own whiskers off!)
08-14-08, 12:25 AM
I own an oil lamp...love it. spent many nights reading by oil lamp light...
08-14-08, 12:30 AM
Our woodstove has a glass front window. It really draws me in when starting a fire. Warms the house nicely too. :)
Too bad it also includes dragging five trees dropped on the neighbor's property up to the house. Oh well...cheap BTUs.
I've always loved a not direct light - preferring a couple of small light sources versus the blaring overhead.
Oil lamp .... erm no. I have this nose that goes right to the headache gland in the head and it bothers me - same when someone blows out a match or candle around me -- DIOS MIO - instant front lobe headache - ugh. (I'm such a picky-poo person, aren't I? :D) - stinks though.
So in my bedroom now - I have two low level table lamps on - one for me on the computer - and to light up the fish who like it at night - and the other by my bed.
At work - we have the overhead flourescent lights - some that take 4 bulbs (ugh). Now some ladies love this searing brilliant light and call housekeeping to change out that bad 4th bulb that died.
Me? I just about bribed the guy to stay away from my dim 2 lights in the two sets of lights over my head for the last couple years. My last job - the guys would just stare at me and replace the slightly dim lightbulbs and so I so then sat in a freaking tanning booth at high noon, with a nuclear blast overhead (they should have provided sunglasses with those light bulbs!). HUGE FREAKIN headache every single day when I left work.
Now in my old area - with the "Green" stuff working at the college - they're reducing the flourescent lightbulbs in the overheads from 4 to 2, and even eliminating some of the way too multiple lights altogether - plus in their offices - preferring to use a couple of smaller table lamps with energy saving lightbulbs.
However, I do use candles in my wiccan ways and I must say a room or outdoor area filled with candles is awesome ... and sexy. :D
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