Candela Is A Candle For People Who Are Afraid Of Candles

While candles are still a big business, there aren’t many of us who would rely on them for light. Mood, or scent, sure — but with the recent invention of electrical light, candles have been less than useful for their original purpose. The Candela is a concept that attempts to make candles useful again to a generation unacquainted with their subtle joys.

It’s got push-button lighting and snuffing (couldn’t you just blow on it?) and it a spring-loaded system for keeping the flame at the same level. A mirrored interior multiplies the light, and the pod-like retro design is appealing to the eye. It’ll still burn like hellfire if you touch the hot part, though. They haven’t fixed that bit just yet.

[via NotCot]