If you’re going to sell a sensory experience as being delivered “by candlelight” please don’t use hundreds of lifeless LEDs. The inevitable (but very few) fires throughout the colder seasons by people unprepared, with zero maintenance, and lacking any understanding have fueled this LED candle phenom. They even turn off on timers. We can no longer be trusted to put ourselves to bed.
OPINION: LED candles are soul-less. When you stare into a real flame candle, you see movement, feel heat, witness various reactions, all which may be learned from. This watching can be inspiring of thoughts perhaps not otherwise considered (how much was sparked when man stared into a fire?)
LED candles are lifeless mimickry. Complete disclosure: I despise them. Just make another soulless bulb and stop trying to tie it to our rich heritage. Don’t try to make something naturally warm “warm” by just appearing to be.
That said, can an LED candle warm a few stacked clay pots well enough to radiate warmth to you in an emergency? Didn’t think so. It is a one stop static ornament devoid of any further value.
Caterers use very small oil lamps to keep food warm. Given enough time, you could heat or cook food on just a single flame. Necessary? No, I’ve eaten straight from a can at times, but welcome…? Can you expect any of this additional value from LED?
We lessen our everyday lives and experiences for stupid fears. We strip ourselves of resources for stupid fears. I could go into SO many everyday things we are now being restricted from, by the most idiotic means. These things are being removed from shelves for us to purchase and many applaud this.