While half of India use candles during power cuts and while praying, its various uses have been picking up in the cities. They shine from restaurant tables, flicker on altars devoted to “conventional” religious paths, light the homeless in secret rooms of abandoned buildings, provide a firey glow to birthday cakes, and are urgently lit during electrical power outages. Different colors, shapes and fragrances constitute for its different types.
Here is a list of some of the most common candle types
These are strong and self-standing. Their shapes are typically round, but also come in square, rectangular, hexagonal and some other designs. Some may have more than one wick. Heat resistant candle bases or stands must be used if you do not wish you burn yourself.
Also known as Dinner candles, is most seen in movies. They are usually 3/4″ to 1″ in diameter, ranging from 6″- 18″ tall. Tapers need to be securely set in an appropriately designed candle holder, which will keep them in an upright position for proper and safe burning.
Produced from gelled mineral oils or gelled synthetic hydrocarbons and hence the name. It is an absolute merry to play with them as they are transparent, rubbery and are usually poured into various shaped containers. Gels can also be made rigid enough to retain and support their own shape.
Have a low stable profile and are designed to float on water. They vary in form from simple, smooth designs to elaborate, realistic shapes. They are mostly seen in receptions of different hotels and convention centers.
They are found in any three-dimensional shape imaginable. They can be molded or sculpted by hand. It becomes one of the child favorites as it is a usual for birthday parties.
Are normally 2 1/2 ” high and are usually square or cylindrical in shape. They are burned safely in small, heat resistant, glass containers to control the liquefied wax, as the candles burn. They are commonplace in many churches, altars and also in Hinduism, Diyas are used
These small filled candles are used in food warmers or as candles in a tealight holder. They completely liquefy themselves in the thin metal outer frame. They are also suitable for accent lighting, for heated scented oil as well as floating candles.
Ranging from Romance to rage, there are plenty of moods that candles alleviate. But most of the times, it is always a warm invite to the pleasant atmosphere. Following gives you an overview of the moods. Follow them and it shall help you pick up the right candle at the right mood requirement.