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  1. Konstsmide 127 Slim Battery Operated LED Wax Flicker Candle

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    Special Price £7.99 Regular Price £9.99
  2. Konstsmide 178 Battery Operated LED Wax Flicker Candle

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    Special Price £13.59 Regular Price £16.99
  3. Konstsmide 178 Slim Battery Operated LED Wax Flicker Candle

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    Special Price £11.99 Regular Price £14.99
  4. Sirius Ivy Glass Battery Operated LED Candle - Smoked - Set of 2

    £24.99
  5. Sirius Sara Wave Battery Operated LED Wax Taper Candle - Set of 2

    £14.99
  6. Sirius Sara Wave Battery Operated LED Wax Taper Candle - Gold - Set of 2

    £14.99
  7. Sirius Ivy Mini Glass Battery Operated LED Candle - Smoked - Set of 2

    £14.99
  8. Sirius Ivy Mini Glass Battery Operated LED Candle - Clear - Set of 2

    £14.99
  9. Sirius Sille Mini Battery Operated LED Wax Flicker Candle - Silver - Set of 2

    £12.99
  10. Sirius Sille 250 Battery Operated LED Wax Flicker Candle - Silver

    £14.99
  11. Sirius Sara Wave Battery Operated LED Wax Taper Candle - Silver - Set of 2

    £14.99
  12. Sirius Sille 250 Battery Operated LED Wax Flicker Candle - Gold

    £14.99
  13. Sirius Sille 200 Battery Operated LED Wax Flicker Candle - Silver

    £13.99
  14. Sirius Sille 150 Battery Operated LED Wax Flicker Candle - Silver

    £12.99
  15. Jan Battery Operated LED White Wax Candle - 100mm

    £8.49
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LED candles are a modern and practical alternative to traditional wax candles, and are a safe and energy efficient way to create the same cosy and inviting atmosphere as a flickering flame. LED candles can be used in a number of different ways, with a range of shapes, sizes, and colours available to suit any occasion or décor. Whether you want to relax in a nice warm bath, add ambience to your dinner party centrepiece, or to decorate your home for Christmas, LED candles can help you get the look, without any of the hassle or safety concerns of traditional candles. In this guide, we will explore the benefits of LED candles, how to use them, and what to look for when shopping for LED candles.


What are LED candles?

LED candles are small lights that look like candles. They make use of LED technology to create the appearance of a real flame. Instead of using a traditional wick and wax, LED candles have a small light bulb, or an LED strip inside them that flickers and glows, to mimic a real flame. You’ll find LED candles are available in a range of sizes and styles, from small tea lights to large pillar candles. They can be used for both decorative and functional purposes pretty much anywhere you’d use a traditional candle, but LED candles are a popular alternative to traditional candles because they are safer, more energy efficient, and longer lasting.


What are the benefits of using LED candles?

LED candles offer numerous benefits compared to traditional wax candles, and you might not have thought of all of these – although you might think of others too!

 

  • LED candles are a safe alternative to traditional wax candles. Since they do not produce a flame or heat, they are much safer to use in households that have children or pets. They are also safe to leave unattended, and can be used in public spaces like restaurants or hotels without the risk of fire. With LED candles, you can enjoy the cosy and inviting ambiance of candles without worrying about the risks associated with open flames.
  • LED candles are a great option for outdoor use, such as on a patio or in a garden, where wind or other elements may pose a risk with traditional candles. The only thing you need to be concerned about is whether the LED candle you choose has an appropriate IP rating, to make sure it won’t stop working at the first sign of a rain shower – which is pretty common in the UK!
  • LED candles have a longer lifespan compared to traditional wax candles, making them a more practical choice. While traditional candles burn down and require replacement after a few hours of use, LED candles can last for years, thanks to their energy efficient design. This means you can enjoy the cosy ambiance of a candle without having to worry about constantly replacing it, or the wax dripping and making a mess. LED candles are a reliable and long lasting option for anyone who wants to add the warmth and ambiance that candles can offer to their home or event.
  • LED candles are highly energy efficient and can be a more efficient way to get the look, compared to traditional wax candles. The low power consumption of LED candles means that your electricity bills won’t be negatively impacted, but also contributes to a greener environment. Unlike traditional candles that burn down over time, LED candles can last for thousands of hours, so they are a smart and sustainable lighting choice. Additionally, LED candles do not emit heat, so you won’t need to worry about them causing a fire hazard or leaving soot marks on your surfaces. The energy efficiency of LED candles makes them a practical and cost effective alternative to traditional wax candles.
  • LED candles are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colours, making them a versatile lighting option that can be tailored to suit any taste or décor style. From classic pillar candles to more modern designs, such as tea lights, there is a huge choice available to suit any occasion or setting. LED candles are also available in a variety of colours, from traditional warm white to colour changing styles, allowing you to create the perfect ambiance and mood. With so many options available, it’s easy to find the perfect LED candles to suit your needs and personal style.
  • LED candles are a popular choice for those looking for an environmentally friendly option. Traditional wax candles can release harmful chemicals into the air, but LED candles do not. LED candles are also energy efficient, using significantly less power than traditional candles, which is better for the environment. Additionally, LED candles do not produce smoke or soot, reducing air pollution indoors and outdoors, and eliminating the chance of allergies being triggered by perfumes and oils contained in traditional candles. Choosing LED candles is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while still enjoying the ambiance and warmth of candlelight.
  • LED candles are generally battery operated, and do not have wires, so they are incredibly versatile in terms of placement. They can be easily moved from one location to another without worrying about wires getting in the way. This feature is particularly useful for outdoor settings, where wires can be difficult to manage and pose a potential safety hazard. With LED candles, you can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere anywhere you like, without having to worry about the placement of electrical outlets.

When can LED candles be used? 

There are so many opportunities to use LED candles in, and around your home! We’re sure you’ll be able to think of other ways to use them, but here’s a few ideas to inspire you:

 

  • LED candles are a popular choice for Christmas decorations, adding a cosy and warm ambiance to the festive season.
  • Create a romantic or sophisticated atmosphere during your dinner parties by using LED candles as part of your table setting.
  • Turn off harsh overhead lights and create a relaxing environment by using LED candles to add a soft and comforting glow to your living space.
  • LED candles can be used to create a magical ambiance for outdoor parties or weddings. There are weather resistant styles that are safe for outdoor use.
  • Birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions can be made even more special by using LED candles for decoration or to create a cosy atmosphere.
  • Enjoy a relaxing bath with the added ambiance of LED candles, creating a calming and peaceful environment that is perfect for unwinding.
  • Take LED candles on your next camping trip or use them during a picnic or a night under the stars – just make sure they’re suitable for outdoor use before you head out.
  • LED candles can be used during meditation and yoga to create a peaceful and calming atmosphere.
  • Many restaurants and bars use LED candles to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for their customers – they’re less likely to cause a problem if customers are intoxicated, or over-excited.
  • Create a relaxing atmosphere in hotel rooms by using LED candles.

Which rooms in the home can LED candles be used?

LED candles can be used in various rooms throughout the home, such as the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and dining room. They can also be used in outdoor spaces, such as the garden or patio. The versatility of LED candles means they can be used to create a cosy and relaxing atmosphere in any space, whether it be for a romantic evening, a relaxing bath, or a festive celebration. Their flameless design also makes them a safe option to use in households with young children or pets.


What materials are LED candles made from?

LED candles are made using a combination of materials. The base of the candle is typically made of plastic, while the exterior can be made of various materials such as wax, glass, or metal. The LED is made of semiconductor materials that produce light when an electric current passes through them. The combination of these materials results in a durable and long lasting product that mimics the ambiance of a real candle.


Can LED candles be scented?

Yes, LED candles can be scented. Some LED candles come with a fragrance that is designed to mimic the scent of traditional candles, while others can be used with scented wax melts or oils to create a similar effect. However, it’s important to note that LED candles do not produce the same level of scent throw as traditional candles, so they may not be as effective at filling a room with fragrance. Look at using essential oil diffusers instead if you want to scent your home without the risks of using a traditional candle. 


Do LED candles flicker like real candles?

Yes, many LED candles are designed to flicker like real candles. This is achieved through technology that mimics the natural flickering movement of a flame, adding to the realistic effect of the candle. Some LED candles even have adjustable flicker settings, allowing you to customise the level of flicker to your preference. However, not all LED candles have this feature, so it’s important to check the product description before purchasing if this is something you want your LED candle to be able to do.


How long do LED candles last?

The lifespan of LED candles can vary depending on the manufacturer and usage, but generally they last much longer than traditional wax candles. LED candles typically have a lifespan of 50,000 hours or more, which means they can last for years with regular use. This is because LED technology is highly efficient and does not produce heat, so the candles do not burn down or melt like traditional candles. Additionally, LED candles usually have a battery powered design that can be easily replaced or recharged, so you can enjoy them for even longer.


Day to day though, your LED candles will last as long as the battery does – you don’t need to worry about them burning out. 


Is it safe to leave LED candles on all night? Should they be attended like normal candles?

It is generally safe to leave LED candles on all night as they do not produce heat or flame, making them a safer option compared to traditional candles. However, it is still recommended to use them responsibly and not leave them unattended for long periods of time. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so it’s a good idea to turn them off before leaving the house or going to bed. Additionally, make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and safety precautions.


Are LED candles safe to use?

Yes, LED candles are safe to use as they do not produce flames or heat. Unlike traditional wax candles, LED candles use battery powered LED lights to create a similar ambiance without the safety hazards associated with open flames. This makes them a safer option, especially in households with young children, pets, or in public areas where safety is a concern. Additionally, LED candles do not produce smoke or release harmful chemicals, making them a safer and healthier choice for indoor use, particularly for homes where allergies or health concerns that are triggered by strong smells are an issue.


Do LED candles have a safety rating? 

Yes, LED candles should have a safety rating to ensure they are safe to use. While they do not have the same risks as traditional candles, it is still important to look for products that have been tested and certified for safety. Additionally, LED candles that are intended for outdoor use should have a suitable IP safety rating to protect against the elements.


The majority of LED candles in our range have a safety rating of IP20, which indicates they are suitable for use indoors. An LED candle rated as IP20 will not have any protection against moisture and liquids – so if you’re using them in the bathroom, situate them away from the bath tub, and if they get at all damp, make sure you dry them out thoroughly after use. 


Can LED candles be used outdoors?

Yes, LED candles can be used outdoors. However, it is important to make sure that the candles are designed for outdoor use and have the appropriate waterproof rating to withstand outdoor conditions such as rain or snow. LED candles are a great alternative to traditional candles for outdoor events, such as weddings, parties, or barbecues, as they are safe and will not blow out in windy conditions. Additionally, LED candles can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere on a patio or deck without the risk of fire or smoke.


Can LED candles be used as night lights?

Yes, LED candles can be used as night lights. They offer a soft and comforting glow, and because they do not produce heat, they are safer to use than traditional wax candles. LED candles can be placed in any room of the house, including bedrooms, and can be set to automatically turn on and off, providing a convenient and energy efficient way to light your way at night. Some LED candles are also equipped with a timer function, allowing you to set them to turn off after a certain amount of time.


What types of batteries do LED candles use?

LED candles usually use lithium ion or alkaline batteries, but some LED candles come with built in rechargeable batteries that can be charged using a USB cable. It’s important to note that the battery life and the type of batteries required may vary depending on the size and type of the LED candle. It’s always recommended to check the product specifications and instructions before purchasing or using LED candles to ensure you have the correct batteries and understand how to use them safely. You might want to be organised and buy your batteries at the same time as buying your LED candles – if you’re buying from us, you can buy your batteries from our range too. 


Can LED candles be customised to be different colours and designs?

Yes, LED candles can be customised to different colours and designs. LED candles are available in a variety of colours, including warm white, cool white, red, blue, green, and more. Some LED candles can even change colour, offering a fun and dynamic lighting experience. Additionally, LED candles can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit different decorative styles. Some LED candles are designed to look like traditional wax candles, while others have unique shapes and designs. Customisable LED candles can be used to create a personalised and unique lighting display in your home or for special occasions.


Are there decorative LED candles for Christmas?

Yes, there are many decorative LED candles available for Christmas. LED candles are a popular choice for Christmas as they offer a safe and versatile alternative to traditional wax candles. Decorative LED candles for Christmas come in a wide range of designs, including snowflakes, reindeer, and Christmas trees, and can be used to add a festive touch to your home. Many LED candles also have built in timers, allowing you to set them to turn on and off at specific times, making them perfect for adding some extra sparkle to your Christmas decorations.


How can LED candles be controlled?

LED candles can be controlled in a variety of ways, depending on the type of candle. Some LED candles come with a remote control that allows you to turn them on and off, adjust the brightness, and even set a timer. Others can be controlled through a smartphone app, allowing you to customise the colour and brightness. Some LED candles also have a built in timer function, which allows you to set them to turn on and off automatically at a specific time. Finally, some LED candles can be controlled through voice commands with the help of smart home devices like Amazon Alexa or Google Home.


What décor styles do LED candles suit?

LED candles come in a range of styles and designs, making them versatile and suitable for various décor styles. LED pillar candles, for example, are perfect for traditional or rustic interiors, while LED tea lights and votives are ideal for modern or minimalist décor. LED candles with intricate patterns or designs can add a decorative touch to any room and are perfect for bohemian or eclectic styles. There aren’t any décor styles that we can think wouldn’t work with LED candles; they can be used to complement any décor style, whether it’s contemporary, classic, or somewhere in between.


Our final thoughts

LED candles offer a safe, energy efficient, and customisable alternative to traditional wax candles. From creating a cosy ambiance during Christmas and dinner parties to using as a night light or relaxing in the bath, LED candles are versatile and can be used in many different settings. 


At Lighting Direct, we offer a wide range of LED candles to suit your preferences and needs. Plus, our Change Your Mind Guarantee allows customers to request a return or exchange within 30 days of delivery of your order, so you can shop with confidence, knowing that if your LED candle isn’t perfect, you can try again. Browse our range of LED candles today and add a touch of warmth and ambiance to your space.