Candle Light offers the option for both candle light and electric light depending on the mood and occasion. The two lighting functions influence each other: as the candle is burnt, so the shade of the electric blub concealed in the wax evolves. Equally, the design of an ‘electric candle’, makes the act of turning on a light a more concious and poigant one, whether flicking a switch or lighting a wick.
Once the wick is burnt down, there will remain a well in the wax to fit a small nightlight so that the candle can still be used as a source of light if desired.
Working prototype designed and built by Becky Miller.
Materials: polycarbonate tube, cast wax, candle wick, compact fluorescent low-energy bulb, standard electric components.Year: 2006