Published at Wednesday, November 29th 2017. by Britney Dyer in Christmas Season.
The Pendulum Christmas Tree Candle Holder is an older design. It was first patented in the U.S. in 1867 by Charles Kirchhof. This model has a stem with a weight at the end, which balances the candle holder and helps it stay straight. This model generally has a ball-shaped (Kugel) weight or a star weight. All candle holders have a wax catcher to catch drips before they reach the carpet.
If LED Christmas lights are too soulless for you, but you dont want to go back to the energy-gobbling electric lights you grew up with, consider switching to traditional Christmas Tree Candles this year. Theyve been around for centuries -- much longer than the electric light. And theyre even greener than LED Christmas lights because they consume absolutely no electric power.
Second, decide what kind of Christmas Tree Candle Holders will look best. This is simply a matter of taste. Theres no right or wrong. The classic Clip On Candle Holder is a popular solution. It clamps on to the branch and has a swivel mechanism so you can adjust it. The Clip-On Christmas Tree Candle Holder is usually available in silver or gold.
When thinking about the perfect holiday lighting for the holidays, consider using EL Wire and LED Lights to replace those drab incandescent bulbs that cause a fire hazard and waste electricity. Their colors have been around for such a long time, that no one seems to notice them anymore. LED Lights come in a beautiful array of colors and have a low operating voltage. Now when you string the lights around the corporate tree, there is no reason to believe you may burn the office down. EL Wire is a new game changer for the holidays, as it comes in 10 gorgeous colors, and has a cool operating temperature. It runs off of a high frequency inverter, and uses the equivalent power as about 1/10 of a string of incandescent Christmas lights. Installing EL Wire is easier than Garland, as it hangs very easily, can wrap it around desks, or even drape over the fireplace for a new Yule time decoration. Some people even wrap EL Wire around the tree for an exotic look that most people havent seen before.
The fit is crucial, so its not worth cutting corners or trying to substitute another kind of candle. The candle really has to be snug in the base of the holder for safety reasons. Birthday candles are too thin. Dining candles, tapers and many pyramid candles are too thick. Make sure you get genuine Christmas Tree Candles. Again, the best are from Germany.
Finally: Stay flexible. The advantage of Christmas tree candles is that they dont restrict your overall design or look. You can use them with other Christmas decorations - for example, your favorite vintage, antique or contemporary ornaments or tree toppers - or virtually any other decorations you have. If you want, you can even use electric lights and Christmas candles together.