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Candle holders were more popular in the old times when there was no electricity, and Edison hadn’t discovered the bulb. These vintage candle holders were very ornate and beautiful. Here’s a post by Buzzle which tells you about the different types of candle holders along with their purpose. Take a look!
- A candelabra is a candle holder with multiple arms or branches. Sometimes, it is also referred to as a candle tree due to its branched structure. Although candelabra is the plural of candelabrum, it is mostly used in a singular sense.
- A chandelier, unlike a candelabra, is a glass candle holders decorative ceiling fixture and is meant to illuminate the whole room. They are made of glass or crystal pieces, which aim to obtain spectacular refraction of light. Modern chandeliers use light bulbs instead of candles and are mostly seen in large halls, temples, mosques, or churches.
- Menorahs come in several designs and materials.It is one of the popular varieties of glass candle holders. Traditional menorahs were made of pure gold; however the recent ones are made of silver. According to Jewish tradition, a new branch is lit on each night of Hanukkah (8 branches for 8 nights). The ninth branch is called the shamash, which translates to ‘helper’ or ‘servant’ in English, and is used to light the other candles.
Tea light holders, is a small candle which is enclosed in a metal container, in order to achieve complete liquefaction while it burns. It is mostly made of thin sheets of tin. Tealights are circular, short, and wide. They derive their name from their use of warming teapots.