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From: "red rover"
Subject: Re: Flickering Candlelight Effect??
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Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 13:02:41 -0500
NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 13:00:38 EST
Organization: Bell Sympatico
I was at a hotel in Beligium and in the lobby they
had a most fascinating chandelier. I was surprised
to see real candles being used and suspended
maybe a metre or so overhead. Wouldn't it be
a pain to maintain? What about dripping wax?
As I studied the candles I could see that the flames
weren't real. The real trick was the each bulb seemed
to be suspended on a horizontal pivot and randomly
something would give a bulb a "kick". The bulb would
wobble to and fro on its pivot giving the illusion that
the flame was being disturbed by a small air current,
like a real candle. Because it was too high I couldn't
see how the pivot was made or any part of the mechanism.
Was the "kick" a bimetal strip? Looked good though.
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