As Carnival wraps up in the Caribbean communities, Frux Home and Yard wants to take a moment to acknowledge the tragic events in Haiti which caused the 2015 Carnival celebrations to wrap up a day early and the country to call on 3 days of National Mourning.
Feb 20, 2015 /prREACH/ -- A parade float running into an electrical wire caused the loss of 16 people's lives, with 78 more injured. Frux wants to take a moment to share their respects for those that were lost or hurt in the events, where sadness and grief overwhelmingly overtake a festival of such joy and celebration as Carnival offers year after year. Brazil also felt the raw and deadly affects of electricity when three men there were also killed during the manoeuvring of a parade float during their annual celebrations.
“We know how vital electricity is to every element of our survival. At home, at work, and throughout almost every moment of our every day we are at the mercy of electricity and the bounty it provides us when it comes to convenience and comfort. But, we need to never underestimate the power it has and the damage it can cause when not approached with the necessary caution and responsibility it demands” says Lisa Palmer, spokesperson for Frux Home and Yard.
Challenged with creating decorative lighting solutions for homes that provided the warmth and ambiance people have come to expect from electrical lighting with an elegance and a dramatic affect that have come to be expected in the festivities and celebrations, Frux Home and Yard knew they also needed to put safety first.
With table top center pieces often involving flowers in water and the activity in these occasions seeing things get bumped and jostled about, they knew that when it came to adding candle light, they didn’t want to risk open flame, but the wires that would be necessary for electrical candle light would also provide unnecessary risk. Fires and electrocution are two guests you never want at your parties – so they looked to battery operated candles in their Frux Home and Yard product line up.
When looking to entertain at home, respect the power and danger of electricity and turn to battery operated candles, like flameless LED tea lights, to add the ambiance to whatever the theme or occasion.