Q: Is a candle an ignitable wick embedded in wax or another flammable solid substance such as tallow that provides light? ¶
A: Yes, and in some cases, a fragrance.
Q: Were candles more common in northern Europe? ¶
Q: Were candles tallow and beeswax until the mid 1800s at which point they were made mainly from spermaceti , and stearin? ¶
A: Yes, Today, most candles are made from paraffin wax, a product of petroleum refining.
Q: Were candles expensive? ¶
A: Yes, and relatively few people could afford to burn them in their homes in medieval Europe.
Q: Were candles the main source of lighting before electric lights were available? ¶
Q: Were candles the most common candle? ¶
Q: Are candles that a lead core was used in the wicks to keep them upright in container candles? ¶
Q: Are candles used mainly for their aesthetic value and scent? ¶
A: Yes, and particularly to set a soft, warm, or romantic ambiance, for emergency lighting during electrical power failures, and for religious or ritual purposes.
Q: Are candles distributed to a crowd or audience? ¶
A: Yes, such as Christmas carolers or people at other concerts/festivals.
Q: Is a candle placed at the bottom center of the hurricane? ¶
Q: Are candles to tell the time? ¶
Q: Were candles made of tallow due to the prohibitive cost of beeswax? ¶
Q: Are candles one of the leading sources of residential fires in the U.S? ¶
A: Yes, with almost 10% of civilian injuries and 6% of civilian fatalities from fire attributed to candles.
Q: Is a candle approximately one candela? ¶