Traditionally, the window candle has been a symbol of welcome to others. The original candles were used in the 17th century as a main source of light for all homes and taverns of the land. Many used the candle for signals on the ocean for sailors to find ports and their passage home. On land the candle was placed in the window at night to welcome pioneers who traveled far distances. During the 18th century, wax candles and natural gas lighting dominated the countryside. Not until the early 19th century, when electricity was discovered, was the wax candle replaced as a main source of lighting in homes. Today candles are used in homes for fragrances and the aesthetic beauty they offer. Electric window candles have replaced the traditional wax candle, but the symbol of the candle placed in the window as a welcome light is an American tradition. Continue the American tradition with the Williamsburg LED Battery Operated Window Candle. This candle automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn, and will last the entire holiday season on 2 AA batteries (not included) -- over 1000 hours! It emits a natural amber glow and features a padded, heavy non-tip base and a lifetime non-tarnish finish.
- Perfect addition to your home decor; automatically turns on at dusk, and off at dawn
- Locking non-tip base holds candle in window
- Lasts the entire holiday season, runs 1500 hours on 2 AA batteries (not included)
- Natural glow; no outlets or cords required
- Over 120,000 hours of bulb life