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A website dedicated to candle holders.


It is pure chance as is the case with most hobbies that you end up with a collection- in this case candle holders. Having myself had an education in design where the words form, function and beauty are instilled into you; it is sometimes the humblest of attributes where all these terms become most manifest, the candle holder being an example.

Archaeological excavations have found clay candle holders dating from the fourth century B.C. in Egypt and excavations in Pompeii discovered several candelabra: The candle holder, the receptacle of light that through the ages has kept its function, even with the introduction and mass use of gas and electric lighting in the 19th and 20th centuries. The retention of the function of the candleholder even though its utilizable function can be considered obsolete can be attributed to the accompanying metaphysical traditions and symbols also associated with candle lighting. The form of the candle holder has been and is continually in development, with the introduction of new production methods, discovery of new materials, new processes and the changes in aesthetics and styles means there are is a scalar of candle holders out there, with varying characteristics all part of some type of story or history. This site is dedicated to the differences, the variety, the genealogy and the shared themes within candle holders.

Here underneath is a number of ways that candle holders can differ arranged according to theme:

  • Significance: religious significance, folklore, tradition and customs;
  • Function: lighting, security, emergency lighting;
  • Decoration: decoration can differ depending on significance, materials used, craftsmanship traditions, aesthetic styles and fashions;
  • Mounting: wall-mounted, ceiling mounted, table top;
  • Number of candles held: can depend on significance and function as well as pure aesthetics;
  • Material: different materials can be used depending on the use (functional vs purely decorative and locality and availability of materials).

Here is the answer to the question that I am usually asked:
"Q": Why Candlepower? "A": People think that this is very macho name so please read this:-)
Candlepower is a common term for describing light output. It is based on a measurement of the light produced by a pure spermaceti candle weighing one sixth of a pound, burning at a rate of 120 grams per hour. Spermaceti is found in the head of Sperm Whales, and was used to make candles in the past.

Candela.
The modern SI unit of luminous intensity, the candela, was based on an older unit called the candlepower, which represented the luminous intensity emitted by a candle made to particular specifications (a "standard candle"). The modern unit is defined in a more precise and repeatable way, but was chosen such that a candle's luminous intensity is still roughly one candela. A candle typically produces about 13 lumens of visible light and 40 watts of heat, although this can vary depending primarily on the characteristics of the candle wick. For comparison, note that a 40 watt incandescent light bulb produces approximately 500 lumens.


Over ons
Breng ambiance, warmte en sfeer in je huis door een decoratie van bijzondere kandelaars en kaarsen. De webwinkel van Candlepower Design biedt je een wijd scala aan unieke, stijlvolle en elegante kandelaars en kaarsen: van sculpturele schoonheden tot eigenaardige noviteiten, die eruit springen vanwege hun vormgeving en uitstekende vakmanschap.
Candlepower Design vertegenwoordigd onder andere de stijlen klassiek, barok, art-deco, fifties, vintage, hedendaagse en volksambacht. Wij bieden kandelaren met een stuk geschiedenis van gerenomeerde fabrikanten en bekende ontwerpers. Sommige van onze modellen zijn zelfs opgenomen in Musea collecties.


Onze kandelaars vinden de meesten hun oorsprong in de 20ste eeuw en bestaan veelal uit unieke exemplaren. Meestal beschikken wij over een enkel exemplaar, bij ons is: Op = Op dus een terechte uitdrukking. Laat jouw woon- en tafeldecoratie zich definitief onderscheiden met onze bijzondere kandelaars.
Om je inrichting te vervolmaken hebben wij ook luxe design kaarsen in ons assortiment, allen geselecteerd op stijl, klasse en elegantie, zodoende is er bij Candlepower Design altijd iets bijzonders te vinden.


Hou dit niet allemaal voor jezelf want wij hebben een geweldige cadeauservice. Verras vrienden, familie en collega's met cadeau's. We pakken jouw cadeau's zorgvuldig in en zenden het samen met jouw persoonlijke boodschap naar de gelukkige ontvanger van jouw keuze - en ja, deze inpakservice is echt helemaal gratis.
Kandelaars en kaarsen zijn van alle tijden en op ieder moment aan te wenden uw woongenot naar hogere sferen te voeren. Uniek, sfeervol, duurzaam en kwaliteit zijn de kernwoorden van Candlepower Design.


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