About Candle Bridge Replacement Bulbs
The candle bridge is a traditional festive decoration perfect for display in the window of your home. Originally an arch of real burning candles, these now more often feature candle shaped lamps with flame-style, often flickering bulbs, which can still effectively create a warm, welcoming impression.
Evoking associations with both the Jewish Menorah, the nine-branched candelabra traditionally placed in a window to share the Hanukkah message with passersby, and the Saxon Schwibbogen, an arch, traditionally of iron cutwork, placed in a window at Christmas to express sympathy with light-deprived miners, the candle bridge is now internationally popular as a non-denominational symbol of seasonal comfort and joy.
Modern candle bridges come in many designs ranging from the rounded arch to more candelabra-like designs with more defined individual candle holders. They may be curved or peaked, metal or wooden, simple or elaborate. As their bulbs are a vital part of the overall design, these tend to be very specific to the candle bridge in question.
It's important to match your candle bridge replacement bulbs to those already in your own decoration, both in terms of fitting and appearance. The most common bulb style for these decorations is a screw-fitting 'candle bulb', but within that category there are many different bulb designs. For this reason, some people choose to purchase a few spare bulbs when they buy the original decoration.
Look for a reference code on the packaging or the body of your candle bridge specifying which replacement bulb you need, and make sure any bulb you buy is suitable to your particular candle bridge.