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Elizabeth M
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Definitely a silly idea
Elizabeth M   6/19/2013 7:05:02 AM
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Seriously, you are dead on that it is quite silly to program something like this into an LED candle! One of points of having electronic or mechanical things to replace real things (ie, a light replacing a candle) is to overcome the limitations of the things they are replacing. A real candle, as you point out, can be a danger or nuisance if tipped. An LED candle not so much.

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Re: Definitely a silly idea
AnandY   6/19/2013 7:26:51 AM
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Maybe restaurant owner wished his/her customers to have the experience of real candle. So opted for LED candle exactly mapping real candle.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Definitely a silly idea
Elizabeth M   6/19/2013 7:29:17 AM
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You know, I thought about that AandY, and thought that maybe they didn't want someone to realize it was LED and not an actual candle (somehow--not sure if that would be possible?). But putting an alarm on it would completely blow that concept, wouldn't it?? There goes the experience of a real candle right out the window! :)

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Re: Definitely a silly idea
loadster   6/19/2013 10:46:55 AM
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maybe and this is a HUGE maybe. If the guts of the led candle are also supposed to support a configuration of a seebeck type heat source and led circuit, then tip sense is important. Huge maybe. Gynormous maybe. Tellerex makes these. Otherwise the tip detector is simply a nuisance and a battery depletion device. Also, it doesn't emulate a real candle unless you liken a blinking red indicator and a beep to burning your dining table up.

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Re: Definitely a silly idea
rpl3000   6/19/2013 10:56:24 AM
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Maybe it was cheaper?

Charles Murray
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Re: Definitely a silly idea
Charles Murray   6/19/2013 12:13:14 PM
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Could it be their way of forcing users to keep the LED candle oriented properly, just for appearances? I can't imagine why else they would do this.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Definitely a silly idea
Ann R. Thryft   6/19/2013 1:24:13 PM
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How crazy. This reminds me of an office chair I bought years ago, when buying something made in China was fairly new. The chair was an excellent copy of an American-made office chair, and it even copied exactly the LOOK of the adjustment levers for adjusting height and tilt. But the levers themselves were incomplete and entirely non-functional, so it was impossible to adjust the chair.



tekochip
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Anti-Theft?
tekochip   6/19/2013 4:15:01 PM
After all, who wouldn't want a few of those beauties to adorn their own dinner table?

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   6/19/2013 6:49:34 PM
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As odd as it sounds, tekochip, your explanation is probably the most logical one I've heard.

patb2009
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Re: Definitely a silly idea
patb2009   6/20/2013 2:01:43 AM
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Ann

 

I once saw a very funny advertisement that was based upon a letter from a clothing merchandiser to a factory in Taiwan.  The merchandiser had numerous complaints one of 

which was that the sample jacket has a small cigarette burn on the sleeve from

an accident by the photographer while prepping some advertising shots. The factory had

dutifully burned holes in the sleeves of 10,000 units.

 

 

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