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
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 obsessed.
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
of 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 brilliant, actually.
more information at luminara.com.