The sun shines, and the day is almost over.
But what if it were the opposite?
What if you could have a candle in your hand that could light up a room in a flash?
That’s what a startup called Candleflame is promising.
The company is building a device that can capture a light that shines down on your fingertip and flash a glowing, circular LED onto the floor, creating a light show that you can see as it glows.
Candleflame’s patent application for its product, filed this month, is the first to address the question of what you could do with a glowing candle.
Candlelight is a simple but effective way to turn a candle into a glowing lamp.
It’s easy to use, easy to install, and can be used in many different settings.
But when you’re not looking at the candle, the glow is even more intense.
“It’s kind of like a torch for your hands,” said James Huggins, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley.
It turns your fingertips into a glow-in-the-dark version of a candle, making it easier to see in dim lighting.
The candle will stay lit and illuminate a room for about 15 minutes, then it’ll start to fade away.
The effect is similar to what you would see if you were lighting up a candle by touching it to the ceiling or the wall.
Huggens said the candle will last for about 10 minutes on one charge and will last about two hours if the candle is kept on the floor for longer.
It will also burn for about half an hour if you use a candlelight source.
And because candles glow so brightly, it’s hard to see if someone is looking at you.
But if you look at a light source, the candle lights up.
The candles also emit a low-frequency sound that sounds like a human’s heartbeat, Huggs said.
The device can also be set to emit a light pulse that can be seen in dim light, which can be useful for dim lighting environments.
The patent also includes a method for making a lighted candle out of plastic that can absorb the glow and make it look like a regular candle.
The next step in Candleflame will be a prototype.
Higgins said that in the meantime, the company is working on a device for the consumer market.
The firm has a few products lined up for consumer use.
One of those is a “light bulb” that uses LED bulbs that emit a glow that’s about the same intensity as a candle.
But because LED lighting sources have different brightness levels, they can cause a “chill effect” when you use them in dim environments, Higgens said.
A candle that is lighted up will glow for about two minutes, after which it will fade away and then re-emerge again.
“We want to make the candle that can shine a little bit more,” Hugges said.
“So it’s like you’re looking at a real candle, but with LEDs.”
Huggings said Candleflame has plans to expand its product offerings, as well as build more custom products.
The startup has already received investment from some of Silicon Valley’s most notable investors, including Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Andreessen Horowitz.
Hoggins said the company has received hundreds of applications for patents related to light-emitting candles.
He said it is not currently possible to make a light-based product that does not emit a heat-producing heat source, but it could.
He also said the patent application is the only patent application related to a candle that has been granted to date.
Haggins said he hopes to develop his company into a company that can offer other products to help people who are using the technology.
“I’m not going to be making a candle every day, but I’m going to make something that’s useful,” Higgings said.