Hurricane candlesticks owe their name to their ability to shield a candle flame from all but the strongest passing breeze. It is believed that they may have originated in India when it was ruled by Britain. The so-called “candle screens” were tall glass cylinders in which a candle or a coconut lamp could be placed. That was in the 18th century.
Paraffin was cheaper than oil, so it became customary to put a chimney on top of a kerosene lamp. Natural oils were even cheaper. In 1780, Francois-Pierre Aime Argand invented a lamp with a glass chimney and a knob to regulate the wick. The design caught on and was even carried over into the classic lantern, often depicted hanging from the rafters of a ship. The adjustable knob that controlled the wick as the oil was drawn in and the glass that surrounded it helped the sheltered light weather even the worst of storms. Modern versions of these lamps are still used today as camping or survival lanterns.
Candles and Hurricane lampshades
With the need for a hurricane lantern or lamp to light up your home, candles in protective glass tubes or bulbs are once again popular. Candles are a little easier to store than lamp oil “just in case”, are a little more attractive and usually have a better smell. However, candles tend to drip and their flame can flap at the slightest breeze, so keeping them out of drafts is still handy. Therefore, hurricane candle lamps are enjoying great popularity again. Additionally, decorative hurricane candle lights can be an attractive part of your decor even when not needed as emergency lighting. Some of them can even appear like the candle flame is floating independently above the table, while others resemble some of the fancy lamps introduced in Queen Victoria’s time. Hurricane candle lamps partake in this fantasy, introducing some types of ornaments that can only be made with today’s technology. Here are ten examples of hurricane candle lights for you to check out and enjoy. They are both decorative and useful. While electricity is generally reliable these days, you never know when you might need an independently powered lamp. It doesn’t hurt if it’s both beautiful and useful.
Coastal glass hurricane candle holder
Designed for votive candles, this small holder is perfect for personal altars or meditation spaces. The small pebbles in the base of the candle holder add a touch of earth while supporting the wire frame that holds the candle. The frame can be removed for cleaning or replacing the candle.
Tall holders made of rough, textured glass help to break the candlelight. The holders are large enough to hold a 3-inch pillar candle, which sits about two-thirds on a metal holder. Under the holder you can personalize your Hurricane candle holder with colored sand, coffee beans or pebbles.
This is a simple glass hurricane candle holder finished with metal bands. The chimneys are large enough to hold a 3 inch pillar candle. Brought to you by Birch Lane, the Merrimack Hurricane Candle Holder keeps drafts away from your candle flame. The subtle Hurricane candles are easy to use at dinner parties or in emergencies.
Rectangular pieces of glass bonded with gold-colored metal form hexagonal housings for your tall candles. These elegant holders are designed to keep candles out of drafts. You can easily decorate your dining table and provide emergency lighting. The gold-colored metal is truly iron, so you can rest assured that the frames are sturdy.
Raise the light overhead with these beautiful modern metal and glass Hurricane candle holders from Laurel Foundry Modern Farm House. The openwork holder is shaped like the facets of a cut diamond and contains a hurricane glass sized for a tea light candle. These lamps are suitable for parties and other places where the lights need to be hung out of reach.
Ceramic and glass lantern
With a ceramic base and a detachable glass chimney, this hurricane lamp accommodates a 5 inch candle. It is recommended that this Birch Lane Alford Hurricane lamp be spot cleaned only and that Sterno not be used in place of a candle. Suitable for outdoor use, e.g. B. for the terrace or garden camping.
Nautical hurricane candle lamp with flared top
The flared top of this metal and glass Babson Park lamp from Beachcrest Home adds an extra touch of elegance. Team it with burlap runners and sisal twine wrapped companion tanks for a nautical touch. Not only is it attractive enough to add romance to a dinner for two, it also has practical value as an emergency lamp.
Floating candle hurricanes
Clear glass towers with sloping votive inserts allow the flames to float. It’s perfect for dinner parties or for the candle-in-the-window effect or to create a mystical atmosphere. The drip in the votive holder can be removed for cleaning or to insert and light the candles. The design comes from Red Barrel Studio.
Hurricane lamp made of wood and glass
Made of wood and glass, the hurricane lamp accommodates a large 5 inch diameter candle. The wooden base is carved for added rustic charm. It is an excellent lamp for long, stormy nights with blackouts or simply to add atmosphere to an evening of stories. The large candle allows you to read or meditate late into the night.
Chauncey Hurricane Lantern
Enjoy soft candlelight and the glow of gold as the light sparkles off a band of decorative honeycomb metal. Both practical and decorative, this traditionally shaped hurricane candle holder will keep the cool winter breeze away from your candle flame. Whether you’re just enjoying a quiet evening or riding a storm, it will do the job.