LED tea lights evoke the warm, romantic atmosphere associated with candles. But unlike candles, LED tea lights do away with the fuss of worrying about open flames and dripping wax. Best of all, LED tea lights can save you energy in the long run, and saving energy not only helps the environment, it also means more money in your pocket.
Tea lights are small candles in a metal cover and were originally designed to keep food and beverages warm. However, due to their size and the delightful light they produce, tea lights became popular for use in decorative settings when a romantic or festive mood was desired.
As tea lights grew in popularity, there was concern that the candles open flame was a potential fire hazard. Because of this, many churches and restaurants began to prohibit the use of tea lights. Fortunately, innovation in the form of battery operated LED tea lights has made it possible to once again use tea lights in many different situations and locations.
Flame Vs Electric
Traditional tea lights are typically made of white wax and will usually burn for 3 to 5 hours. On the other hand, a battery-powered LED tea light will operate for 50 to 100 hours until the battery needs to be replaced. In addition, LED tea lights, unlike a burning candle, will work in a wide range of different indoor and outdoor locations, it is no wonder that LED tea lights have grown so popular.
For those who think that no artificial light could ever replace the warm, soft flicker of a real tea light candle, they have never seen LED tea lights that glow a rich amber color, and softly flickers to mimic the effect of a real candle.
What distinguishes battery powered tea lights from traditional candles is the LED light. LED stands for light-emitting diode. Unlike standard light bulbs, LEDs do not have a filament that will burn out. They are illuminated solely by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material.
Because of this, LEDs:
- do not get especially hot;
- are extremely durable;
- last longer than regular light bulbs;
- are highly efficient.
Until recently, LEDs were too expensive to use for home decorative lighting. But because the price for semiconductor devices has gone down recently, LEDs have become a more cost-effective lighting option. Even though the up front costs of LED tea lights may be higher than traditional tea light candles, their lower cost and energy savings in the long run can make them a smarter buy. As well, in the near future the price for LED lights will continue to go down as the costs for materials decrease and production increases.
With flame less, energy saving LED tea lights, let your imagination be your guide. Whether to simply add a little ambiance to your home, or to create that once-in-a-lifetime special atmosphere in a wedding, these remarkable little lights not only look fantastic, but they will also please anyone who is looking to save a little of their hard-earned money.