Bright Prospects

Days are getting shorter, and for us die-hard alfresco diners, the tea lights and hurricane lamps are slowly losing the battle against the darkness. Dubbed 'My New Flame', these unabashedly electronic candles hold out more than a glimmer of hope to rectify the situation. A circuit board comprises the 16-inch taper, while the 'flame' is a grid of 128 micro LEDs that have been programmed to flicker and wave with verisimilitude.