Candles or Bulbs

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Blake Bowden, Sep 7, 2009.

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Should the lesser lights be...

  1. Candles

    59 vote(s)
    67.8%
  2. Light Bulbs

    28 vote(s)
    32.2%
  1. jw21

    jw21 Registered User

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    Candles are sufficient, depending on time and your surroundings. Oil lamps are the best option...they last for hours, depending on the size and they can be reused.
     
  2. Bro_Vick

    Bro_Vick Moderator Premium Member

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    While bulbs seem cheesy and what not, this isn't 1717. Candles are messy, have to be constantly replaced, etc. Also the fire hazard in some of these old lodges would be too great.

    I am such a wet blanket. :)

    S&F,
    -Bro Vick
     
  3. Cigarzan

    Cigarzan Premium Member

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    Agree with Bro. Vick. Plus, our fans whould play heck with live flames. I like the S&C bulbs. They were at my degrees so I know they're the way to go! ;)

     
  4. dreamer

    dreamer Registered User

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    I am in Lodges where we use bulbs and Lodges where we use candles. For me, candles are the way to go.
     
  5. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    We're an order with tradition. No newfangled LED lights. Use those bulbs the way it's been done as far back as anyone can remember! Chuckle.

    Candles are very nice and give an aura to a degree, but they are a fire hazard. Most jurisdictions now have the lesser lights on a single pedestal yet century old pictures show each light on its own pedestal. I take it someone tripped, knocked down a candle and lit some building on fire once decades ago to trigger the switch.
     
  6. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    The two lodgerooms I've been to here have used electric candles. They're better than the bulbs, but still aren't really "three tapers."
     
  7. Browncoat

    Browncoat Registered User

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    My lodge uses bulbs, and they're cheesy...but fire code prohibits using real candles.
     
  8. bezobrazan

    bezobrazan Registered User

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    Why do fire regulations apply to lodges but not churches? They even let children walk with candles over runners.


    A true man learns to soften his heart and stiffen his spine.
     
  9. brother josh

    brother josh Registered User

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    Candles keep original tradition going


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  10. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Light bulbs simply for safety and cleanliness.
     
  11. Pete Ramboldt

    Pete Ramboldt Registered User

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    We use candles. They are 1.5" in diameter and about 18" long - made of bees wax. they burn clean and don't drip.
     
  12. Levelhead

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    We use light bulbs with the filament shaped like a s/c inside. Pretty cool looking.

    I prefer candles tho.
     

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