ALBERT LEA, MN, July 22, 2002 — With their warm glow and tantalizing scents, candles are a popular home decor item. But each year, candle-related fires destroy hundreds of homes and families. Now INGLOW Candle Company (http://www.inglowcandles.com) introduces a way to safely enjoy the ambience of candlelight anywhere: a line of patent-pending wickless, flameless candles.
Company founder Glenn Sherburne designed INGLOW flameless candles in 2001 after a family member’s home was lost to a candle fire. "After that happened, I began to research and discovered just how big a problem candle fires are in the United States," Sherburne says. "I decided to create a candle that had the exact look and feel of traditional candles yet was safe enough to place anywhere."
By December 2001, Sherburne had done just that. INGLOW candles are made of high-quality blended wax and are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, unscented or vanilla scented. But what sets these candles apart from traditional flame candles is Sherburne’s patent-pending INGLOW insert, a battery-powered device that lights and scents the candles from the inside out. A switch under each candle allows for the illumination to easily be turned on or off. INGLOW even offers candles with botanicals mixed into the wax — a fire hazard in flamed candles made safe thanks to INGLOW’s technology.
Each INGLOW candle will glow for about 50 hours before its AA batteries need to be changed. And therein lies another difference between INGLOW candles and traditional ones: INGLOW candles will never burn down, never melt away, never need replacing.
"You can enjoy INGLOW candles for years without ever having to replace them," said Sherburne. "And you won’t have to worry about the harmful, unsightly soot and messy wax often created by burning traditional candles."
INGLOW candles can be purchased through the company’s Web site at http://www.inglowcandles.com after August 1, at which time the candles will also be available in gift and department stores nationwide. INGLOW is actively seeking additional retailers and distributors as well.