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Charles Murray
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Re: nifty use of sensor
Charles Murray   7/11/2013 6:24:53 PM
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I agree, John. It makes for candle fun without the fire hazard. When used with a checkered tablecloth, though, it doesn't have the same ambience.  

William K.
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Re: nifty use of sensor
William K.   7/10/2013 10:12:47 PM
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My guess is that the "tip switch" was actually intended to sound the alarm if a customer pocketed the thing, which does happen, I am sure.

John
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nifty use of sensor
John   7/9/2013 4:03:43 PM
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Any of the smaller electronic candles I have seen required you to blow on it like you would a real candle to turn it off and 90 degree or better rotation to turn the light on.  The larger candles seem to have a switch on the bottom side.  Nifty idea I guess.  Makes for candle fun without the fire danger.

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Because They Can...
Nancy Golden   7/6/2013 3:21:02 PM
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It is a lot of fun to play with sensors and design circuits. I think someone was just having fun and used it as an opportunity to play. If I could have gotten paid to design something like that and was given the budget to do so, I would have had fun with the bells and whistles too!

taimoortariq
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Re: Definitely a silly idea
taimoortariq   6/30/2013 12:06:55 PM
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Haha definetly a not so bright idea, sometimes you just see these type of products and think that what were they thinking? you just have to see what is needed from the product, instead of taking it too far and wasting the resources on it.

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Re: Anti-Theft?
Cabe Atwell   6/27/2013 11:01:29 PM
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You would think that would be an option built-in to something more destructive like a clothing iron. Maybe they could use the candles like those reservation LED disks many other restaurants use. 

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Charles Murray
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Re: Anti-Theft?
Charles Murray   6/20/2013 9:08:00 PM
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So it's called Smart Guard. Nice detective work, tekochip. As I always say, we've got a smart audience. I knew someone would figure this out.

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Re: Definitely a silly idea
BrainiacV   6/20/2013 1:49:16 PM
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Hahaha, that reminds me of a story I read years ago about the specification of leather preparation for the military required llama dung.  The requirement was there for so long no one remembered why.  They finally concluded it was used to odor treat the fresh leather used in saddles to keep the horses calm.

etmax
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Re: A better candle flicker
etmax   6/20/2013 12:14:14 PM
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:-) nothing short of brilliant

tekochip
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Re: Anti-Theft?
tekochip   6/20/2013 10:59:18 AM
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It is, indeed, an anti-theft feature called Smart Guard (hey, I had to look it up).

http://www.budgetlighting.com/gfx/sc/pdf2010/SC_2010_2_Evolution_Professional_LED_Rechargeable_Candle_Systems.pdf

 

You get a five second warning before the beeping starts and you either have to return the candle to its charger to make it stop or use a key fob.

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