Title:
Led candle holder
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A candle holder includes a decorative candle, and a photo-audio control device mounted in the decorative candle. Thus, the photo-audio control device emits light and sound to provide photo-audio effect, thereby enhancing the amusement effect of the candle holder. In addition, the decorative candle has an outstanding appearance, thereby enhancing the aesthetic effect of the candle holder.



Inventors:
Tsai, Ching-tien (Changhua Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
11/048179
Publication Date:
08/03/2006
Filing Date:
02/01/2005
Assignee:
HSINN INN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. (Changhua Hsien, TW)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
431/289, 431/126
International Classes:
F23Q2/32; F23D3/16
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Primary Examiner:
PRICE, CARL D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Mayer & Williams, P.C. (Morristown, NJ, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A candle holder, comprising: a decorative candle; a photo-audio control device mounted in the decorative candle.

2. The candle holder in accordance with claim 1, wherein the decorative candle has a bottom face formed with a receiving chamber 12 to receive the photo-audio control device 20.

3. The candle holder in accordance with claim 2, wherein the photo-audio control device is hidden in the receiving chamber of the decorative candle.

4. The candle holder in accordance with claim 2, wherein the photo-audio control device includes a base 21 secured in the receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10, a control circuit 25 mounted on the base 21, a battery box 22 mounted on the base 21 to receive a battery 220 (see FIG. 3) to supply an electric power to the control circuit 25, a power switch 23 mounted on the base 21 to control the battery 220 to supply the electric power to the control circuit 25, and a transparent socket 24 mounted on the base 21 and inserted into the receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10.

5. The candle holder in accordance with claim 4, wherein the control circuit of the photo-audio control device includes at least one circuit board 251 mounted on a top face of the battery box 22, a horn 252 mounted on and connected to the circuit board 251, and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) 253 mounted on the socket 24 and connected to the circuit board 251.

6. The candle holder in accordance with claim 5, wherein the control circuit 25 includes two circuit boards 25 1.

7. The candle holder in accordance with claim 4, wherein the, base of the photo-audio control device is a circular body.

8. The candle holder in accordance with claim 4, wherein the control circuit 25 of the photo-audio control device 20 is provided with an audio-control switch 26 to control operation of the power switch 23.

9. The candle holder in accordance with claim 2, wherein the receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10 has a periphery formed with a locking groove, and the base of the photo-audio control device is secured in the locking groove 13 of the receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10.

10. The candle holder in accordance with claim 9, wherein the base 21 of the photo-audio control device 20 has a periphery formed with a plurality of locking holes 211, and the photo-audio control device 20 includes a plurality of locking screws 212 each extended through a respective one of the locking holes 211 of the base 21 and screwed into the bottom face of the decorative candle 10 to fix the base 21 on the decorative candle 10.

11. The candle holder in accordance with claim 1, wherein the decorative candle 10 is a translucent body made of wax material.

12. The candle holder in accordance with claim 1, wherein the decorative candle has a recessed top face provided with a glass support dish.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a candle holder, and more particularly to an LED (light emitting diode) candle holder.

2. Description of the Related Art

A conventional candle holder comprises a container for holding and receiving a wax material to function as a candle. However, the candle holder only has a single function, thereby decreasing the versatility of the candle holder. In addition, after the wax material is burned, the appearance of the candle holder is broken by the burned wax material, thereby decreasing the aesthetic quality of the candle holder. Further, the burned wax material cannot be replenished, so that the candle holder cannot be used during a long period of time.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a candle holder, comprising a decorative candle, and a photo-audio control device mounted in the decorative candle.

The primary objective of the present invention is to provide a candle holder having an outstanding appearance.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide a candle holder, wherein the photo-audio control device emits light and sound to provide photo-audio effect, thereby enhancing the decorative amusement effect of the candle holder.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a candle holder, wherein the decorative candle has an outstanding appearance, thereby enhancing the aesthetic effect of the candle holder.

A further objective of the present invention is to provide a candle holder, wherein the photo-audio control device is used to during a long period of time, thereby enhancing the lifetime of the candle holder.

Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a partially exploded perspective view of a candle holder in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a plan cross-sectional assembly view of the candle holder as shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a circuit diagram of the candle holder as shown in FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a schematic operational view of the candle holder as shown in FIG. 2 in use;

FIG. 5 is a schematic operational view of the candle holder as shown in FIG. 2 in use; and

FIG. 6 is a circuit diagram of a candle holder in accordance with another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings and initially to FIGS. 1-3, a candle holder in accordance with the preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a decorative candle 10, and a photo-audio control device 20 mounted in the decorative candle 10.

The decorative candle 10 is a translucent body made of wax material. The decorative candle 10 has a recessed top face provided with a glass support dish 11 to support a candle 30 (see FIG. 4) or a simulation candle 40 (see FIG. 5) and a bottom face formed with a receiving chamber 12 to receive the photo-audio control device 20. The receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10 has a periphery formed with a locking groove 13.

The photo-audio control device 20 is hidden in the receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10 and includes a base 21 secured in the receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10, a control circuit 25 mounted on the base 21, a battery box 22 mounted on the base 21 to receive a battery 220 (see FIG. 3) to supply an electric power to the control circuit 25, a power switch 23 mounted on the base 21 to control the battery 220 to supply the electric power to the control circuit 25, and a transparent socket 24 mounted on the base 21 and inserted into the receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10.

The control circuit 25 of the photo-audio control device 20 includes at least one circuit board 251 mounted on a top face of the battery box 22, a horn 252 mounted on and connected to the circuit board 251, and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) 253 mounted on the socket 24 and connected to the circuit board 251. Preferably, the control circuit 25 includes two circuit boards 251.

The base 21 of the photo-audio control device 20 is a circular body and is secured in the locking groove 13 of the receiving chamber 12 of the decorative candle 10. The base 21 of the photo-audio control device 20 has a periphery formed with a plurality of locking holes 211, and the photo-audio control device 20 includes a plurality of locking screws 212 each extended through a respective one of the locking holes 211 of the base 21 and screwed into the bottom face of the decorative candle 10 to fix the base 21 on the decorative candle 10.

As shown in FIG. 4, the candle 30 is received in the support dish 11 of the decorative candle 10. Then, the power switch 23 of the photo-audio control device 20 is turned on to connect the battery 220 of the battery box 22 to the control circuit 25, so that the light emitting diodes 253 of the control circuit 25 are controlled by the circuit board 251 to emit light outward from the socket 24 and the decorative candle 10, thereby providing an optical effect to the candle 30. At the same time, the horn 252 of the control circuit 25 is controlled by the circuit board 251 to emit sound, thereby providing an audio amusement effect.

As shown in FIG. 5, the simulation candle 40 is received in the support dish 11 of the decorative candle 10.

As shown in FIG. 6, the control circuit 25 of the photo-audio control device 20 is provided with an audio-control switch 26 to control operation of the power switch 23.

Accordingly, the photo-audio control device 20 emits light and sound to provide photo-audio effect, thereby enhancing the decorative amusement effect of the candle holder. In addition, the decorative candle 10 has an outstanding appearance, thereby enhancing the aesthetic effect of the candle holder. Further, the photo-audio control device 20 is used to during a long period of time, thereby enhancing the lifetime of the candle holder.

Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment(s) as mentioned above, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the scope of the present invention. It is, therefore, contemplated that the appended claim or claims will cover such modifications and variations that fall within the true scope of the invention.