to accidents and/or forgetful? Flameless Luminara
candles come with a remote control so they can easily be
turned off and on from across the room.
get up — here’s a candle you can put out from across the
flameless, remote-controlled candles are either a brilliant
invention — effortlessly switched on (so no rifling around
for a lighter or matches); long-lasting; impervious to sudden
gusts of wind or flame-extinguishing sneezes — or yet
another product enabling our sedentary, convenience-obsessed
culture to become even more sedentary and convenience
can you pass me the candle remote? I don’t feel like getting
out of bed to click it off."
thing is, whatever remote-controlled candles say about our
culture, we’ve decided 1) not to overanalyze it, because 2)
we have our own issues — namely, forgetfulness and
occasional klutziness and brief lapses in basic fire safety
— that Luminara understands and has accounted for. They’re
ideal for homes with small kids and pets, too. And, 3) not
having to get out of bed or off the couch to put out a candle
is, in fact, an appealing prospect.
authentic wax, these candles aren’t as cheesy as other
battery-powered varieties and feature a fairly
realistic-looking flame effect created by a combination of
electromagnetics and LED lights. They also come with a
built-in self-timer so you can program Luminara candles to
come on at a specific hour — say, when you get home from
work in the depressing darkness of midwinter. Pretty
more information at luminara.com.