Do you still use candle if electricity is gone?

Candle is a good solution when light if off - If electricity gone then candle can use in place of light
India
March 22, 2013 2:38am CST
I think now candle fashion is lost and now most of the people use emergency light if line is gone. But in some villages still uses candle because candle is less costly no problem of battery in it. In emergency light some time battery problem may arise. Do you like candle or only uses emergency lights. I think some couple do the candle light dinner but still I not know whats the meaning of candle light dinner. Can explain me I want to arrange for my danger and sweet hubby eheheh...but I know they are not interested in it.
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28 responses
• India
22 Mar 13
Surekha Let me tell you last year due to heavy rain and flood, we didn't had power for 3 days, the battery of emergency lights got discharged in few hours, stock of candles too, fortunately i had 2 lanterns and one petromax light that run on kerosene, we used them; there was one candle that runs on LPG gas; we could manage. About candle light dinner, haha ask my son in law to book a room in a good hotel, eat nice food in candle light; it is fun. I used to do that
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• India
22 Mar 13
Hehehe....no hotel in my town and my danger and sweet hubby not like to go anywhere. You are right uncle the battery of emergency light is discharged in few hours but candle stock is good habit. This may be helpful any place in home or on tour.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
9 Apr 13
We used to have lamp that runs on kerosine before and now a days kerosine costs are high and so is using candles and other things.
@miryanag (348)
• Bulgaria
22 Mar 13
I do use candles even when there is electricity. Sometimes I just enjoy the candle light. It gives me peace to my soul. I love it it's so relaxing. In my coutry candles are fashion
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• India
22 Mar 13
Hmmm I know some couple like candle light dinner. Ohhh candle is also a fashion I dont know about it.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
9 Apr 13
I think it is good to have candle light dinner.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
22 Mar 13
I Always burn candles, even in my bedroom. They are hanging on the ceiling. I also burn incense. To me this has nothing to do with electricity but with a relaxing life style. I also don't care to sit in the dark. In my living I just have 1 lamp of 5 watt or so, in my bedroom also just one salt lamp of 5 watt. We all (kids including) do find the "dark" comfortable and candles give atmosphere to the house and keep the good spirit(s) inside.
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• India
23 Mar 13
Ohhh God hanging on the ceiling danger why you do this. Burning candle is not problem but on ceiling fan. Hmmm in my badroom also only 5watt night lamp.
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@kprofgames (3018)
• United States
22 Mar 13
I use them even when the electricity is still running. I like the softness of the light. Especially in the evening when watching tv. When there is a power outtage tend to use flashlights more because I don't want candles lite all over the house. I would be nervous about a fire.
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• India
22 Mar 13
Ohhh means you use candle even the electricity is running wow!! thats great means you are saving electricity.
• India
22 Mar 13
Hi Friend, We still use candle when ever we don't have electricity.Yeah what u said was correct now a days when ever electricity is gone many people are using emergency lights and also many have inverters too. And in the same still village people are using candles and lamps.
• India
22 Mar 13
I think candle is good because we can carry it in toilet or bathroom also because if carry emergency light means take more space.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 13
Since here it is rarely without the electricity. So I doubt whether the candles are available at my home. Even if I can find the candles, I don't have the lighter to light them on. Perhaps I have to turn on the gas stove to light up the candles But I have torches at home anyway. So I will use the torches if there is no electricity.
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• India
23 Mar 13
Now mobile phone is also helpful to find candle if not finding hehe....really some time mobile light is helpful to find anything in house if not find. In my home 4 torches but no single torch is working.
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@tehpau (340)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 13
I still use candle. It is much easier to light a candle. Emergency lights need a long time to recharge after every use. It is useless when one forgets to charge it.
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• India
22 Mar 13
You are right using candle means easy and no recharge required like emergency light.
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@Jotomy (6355)
• India
22 Mar 13
Hi surekharathi ji, i still use candles and some times deepam which is our traditional whenever candle is not available at home.
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• India
22 Mar 13
Yes this tradition also I observe on special occassion some people put candle instead of deep. Hmmm I happy after reading your comment you know the tradition.
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@Jotomy (6355)
• India
24 Mar 13
yes we too follow our tradition and i am happy for it.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
22 Mar 13
I always keep candles in my place just in case I may need them! now a candle lit dinner is a different thing! is a romantic dinner when the light is soft and make the dinner a very intimate affair! make sure no one is around and you have the night for you and hubby only make sure no one is coming to visit! it is your night I hope you can do it I wish you the best.
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• India
23 Mar 13
Hmmm nice habit because helpful when light gone. I know candle dinner means romantic but still not know about it. Ohhh no one is around me okkk but I not like this because my hubby is calm and no talking with me also even we spend 10 hours together so I need other family members. Now my candle light dinner plan is cancelled ehehehe...
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@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
24 Mar 13
Oh sorry to hear that!why did you cancelled your dinner plan?
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• South Africa
31 Mar 13
I use candles but only because I want to.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
3 Apr 13
Candle is less costly and can be used by middle class people and inverters are usually used by high class people who are able to afford it and inverters take more electricity for charging.
@prashu228 (25820)
• India
22 Mar 13
Hi surekha Now a days i dont see anyone using candles. Most of them are either using inverters or emergency lights these days. Some are even trying solar lights and soon its going to become common i guess. ohh the candle light dinner . hehe i too never understood the concept.
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• India
23 Mar 13
Hmmm you should read all other discussions dear still most of the people including me use the candles. Hehhe....I want to know how can orgainze the candle light dinner. I remember this because here I am sharing about candle.
@anil02 (2886)
• India
22 Mar 13
Hello, yes still we are using candle. I have not emergency light. I want it. Candle light dinner means dinner is dim light. For it some use low power bulbs and some one use candle. Fragnance candle available in market.I hope your hubby agreed for it. He love you too much.
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• India
23 Mar 13
We also use candle and I always carry candles when goes on tour because nobody can say where line problem may arise. We cant carry everywhere emergency light. Hhehehe...he never be agreed for this so I leave this idea from my mind he is not romantic person.
@topffer (33792)
• France
22 Mar 13
I have some candles at home. They remind me the time where I was living in the countryside, and I had often power cuts during thunderstorms. I never had a power cut in this town, and I use occasionally the candles for dinners.
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• India
23 Mar 13
Wow!! no power cut in your place nice but nice habit because candle should be need any time so keep always.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
22 Mar 13
We are using lamps connected to a truck battery whenever there is power interruption. It is already i getting critical here in this part of the our country. Every day we have 4 hours brown out. I also use candles but very seldom.
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• India
22 Mar 13
But friend if you forget to charge the battery then we cant use the lamps but candle use anytime. Now summer season starts and electricity problem also starts.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
27 Mar 13
We have UPS at home with double battery connected to it. When power goes, it comes for few hours. I bought emergency lights twice and both the times, it got repaired soon. Candle is easy to light but UPS is still easier as it switches on automatically. Sometimes I do not even know that power has gone. In Candle light dinner, only candles are lit and no other sort of lights will be there. Hence the surrounding will be lit in dim light and eating in that ambiance is a different experience.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
23 Mar 13
Hi dear Who told you candle is not costly. Earlier it was available at 2 rupees now it increased to 5. We were in winter season, there was not much problem with electricity and no usage of candle too. But summer is coming and we definitely need candle. We have emergency light but on long hours power cut we need the service of candle. However, at present no candle available at home.
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@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
23 Mar 13
using candle should be done with caution since it may cause some accidents such as fire.. so when you use it put it in a safe place where it is stable and cant be reach by the children.. i still use candles even we have emergency lights specially when there is electrical problem..
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@jadoixa (1171)
• Philippines
23 Mar 13
as for me, i think it is better to use the emergency light. those that you just recharge and not have to use batteries for it. it is more safe because you don't have to worry about accidents like burning your house, etc..and you don't have to buy lots and candles all the time..
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@Porcospino (16558)
• Denmark
23 Mar 13
A blizzard recently hit my country and fortunately we were able to avoid power cuts during the blizzard, but we made sure that we had a flashlight and some candles ready in case we weren't able to use the lamps during the storm. I have experienced power cuts in the past and in those situations I used candles instead of electricity. I like to use candles in my home even when there are no electricy problems because I think that the candles create a nice atmosphere. I have candles on the tables and candles in the windows. I am a little nervous when I use the candles because we have a cat and one day she almost burned her tail because she jumped from the floor to the table where the candle was burning. Now I prefer to use candle lanterns so that she doesn't get hurt.
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@maximax8 (27943)
• United Kingdom
22 Mar 13
I have two candle sticks and these are for show not use. My sister's mother in law lit a candle and then she went to sleep. Her apartment caught on fire and the smoke caused much damage. She had to live in a hotel before moving somewhere else. Fire can be very dangerous. I lived in Kent in the past earlier in time than 2005. Electricity was poor there and we had regular times when it went off. I have a battery operated alarm clock and used lots of torches. I didn't like lighting a candle. In a shop in Glastonbury I saw some artificial lights which would be lovely for a candle lit dinner.
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