Confession: No matter how much older I get, I still get nervous about lighting matches and using lighters. Because of this fear, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t ever hop on the scented candle trend — that is, until I learned about an incredible invention called the candle warmer. (And yes, you can buy one in the Philippines!)
If you haven’t heard of it yet, then a candle warmer (or candle warmer lamp, as others call it) is basically a lamp that melts a candle and brings out its scent via a halogen bulb. You plug it in, place your candle underneath the bulb, turn it on, and voila! Within minutes, your room will smell like your desired fragrance — minus the fire, smoke, and soot.
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Different types of candle warmers in the Philippines & where to buy them
After discovering the beauty of candle warmers, finding the perfect one became my newest obsession. I needed to know everything before purchasing one, as it turned out that not only were there many sizes and designs to choose from; there are actually a number of different types of candle warmer lamps on the market as well.
So, I went to work and meticulously did my research. And it turns out that in terms of functions and special features, there are at least four different types of candle warmers you can choose from. As for where to buy candle warmers in the Philippines? Lazada and Shopee, of course. Below are the different kinds of warming lamps you’ll find online:
1. Basic candle warmer
Without any added features, this type will simply get the job done. It’s a regular candle warming lamp with a set height, a base for your candle, and an on/off switch. Plus points: It’ll serve as an #aesthetic addition to your room!
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2. With dimming switch
Now, this is the one I selected for myself! The only difference between this candle warmer and the basic type is that it comes with a dimming switch. This additional feature really comes in handy, as it allows me to adjust the lamp’s brightness according to my preference.
Additionally, this is also the version I stumbled across most in my search for the perfect one. You’ll find that this particular kind of candle warmer comes in various designs: lamps with wooden, metallic, and marble bases — and even those with crystal lamp shades! They also come in various sizes, which are often based on how big the diameter of the base is.
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3. With timer and dimming switch
In addition to a dimming switch, this type of warmer comes with a timer that will let it automatically turn off after a set amount of time. You can choose from three settings: one hour, two hours, or four hours. As I was paranoid about accidentally leaving my candle melting overnight, I really had my heart set on a candle warmer with a timer!
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Cool hack: how I added a timer function to my candle warmer with dimming switch
In my research, I found out about the amazing technology of smart plugs. I discovered that with the help of one, I could transform my own candle warmer into one with a digital timer.
Basically, you add a WiFi-powered socket that you can connect to via an app on your phone. A smart plug will allow you to schedule on and off times for your gadgets — so with a digital timer like this, you aren’t just limited to one, two, or four hours. Pretty awesome, right? You can shop for one on Lazada or Shopee.
4. With adjustable height and dimming switch
Different candles come in different sizes — so there isn’t exactly a one-fits-all kind of warming lamp. This particular type of warmer allows you to adjust the brightness and lampshade’s height to your liking.
The catch? They have a smaller base diameter, so in that sense, they’re still better suited for small candles. But if you don’t mind this at all, then this makes for an excellent choice!
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So, have we convinced you to purchase a candle warming lamp of your own? Should you decide to splurge on one, hopefully this guide to candle warmers in the Philippines comes in handy!