Pumpkin Lighting Without a Flame
Posted on 10-20-2015
The best part of Halloween (outside of the treat bag, of course) is creating the perfect Jack-O-Lantern to welcome guests to your party and little trick-or-treaters to the front door. Burning candles are becoming a thing of the past with all of the new ways to give your pumpkins a glow. And, that is a relief as candles pose a fire hazard, dry out the inside of your pumpkins, and can give an unpleasant stench when the flames begin to burn pumpkin flesh. So, here are some great ways to light up your funny, scary, creative faces and designs this year.
Flameless Candle Tealights
You may have faux tea lights around the house, so why not throw a few in your Jack-O-Lantern to create a flickering affect? The more you use, the brighter the light will be. You will find Halloween themed battery operated tealights for pumpkins that are orange to blend with the pumpkin.
Get creative with LED strobe lights that change colors or use a single color LED bulb to make your Jack-O-Lantern stand out in your neighborhood. There are LED lights made just for pumpkins like the Pumpkin Lite that is shaped like a puck and easy to use.
Glow sticks are easy to find and give a soft glow to a pumpkin. Use one color or multi for a funky effect. They are safe to use and will last a long time. Jack-O-Lantern Glow Sticks come on an orange base with prongs to stick down in the pumpkin for sturdiness. Kids are sure to love switching out colors for a different look to all the pumpkins!
Christmas Light Strands
Use a strand of LED Christmas lights for a great candle alternative. Drill holes in your pumpkin to create patterns and turn on the light strand for a great fall decoration. There are many different colors, multi-color and blinking lights.
Try using solar lights this year to light up your pumpkin design. It's energy efficient, and you don't have to worry about forgetting to turn the lights on and off in your Jack-O-Lantern. Solar lights also come in a variety of colors. But, remember to keep them in sunlight during the day for the lights to glow at night.
If you are really feeling techy this year, try setting lights to some spooky Halloween music. Use laser lights for a bewitching look or rig a motion sensor light and sound in your pumpkin to give those trick-or-treaters a scare!
Whatever lighting you use, be sure to keep your home surroundings safe and fun for those making their way to your door for a treat...or trick!
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