Grave lights work as eternal memorial lights in cemeteries and memorial gardens to honor and remember deceased loved ones.
They symbolize eternal life and show that the departed loved ones shall always stay in our memories. Traditionally, candles were for this purpose but nowadays, there is also the option to use solar powered lamps.
Light and illumination are usually associated with God (the true light of Jesus Christ). As mentioned in Psalm 18:28, “You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”
In addition, according to John 8:12, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Besides, the flame of a candle can also be compared to the flame of life. Like a candle or lamp kindles, burns, flickers, and eventually goes out, humans too take birth, grow, undergo changes, dwindle, and ultimately pass away.
You can place a grave light and light it on the grave site after a funeral or even on special days and anniversaries. Apart from the usual wax candles, you can explore options like electric vigil candles and solar powered lamps that charge in the sun during the day and light up the grave site during night.
Most solar powered grave lights are designed in such a way that they give the appearance of an artificial flame that casts a flickering glow.
Thus, they combine the convenience and durability of modern lights with the peaceful and harmonious effects of traditional candles. Moreover, they offer LED lights in different colors including white, blue, red, and gold.
Needless to say, they are excellent for outdoor use. Plus, these charming grave lights require low maintenance and are easy to install.
These lamps are mostly made from UV-inhibited acrylic material. Hence, there are several acrylic engraving options as well like angel, unicorn, bear, balloon, cowhat, dolphin, dove, deerbuck, fish, butterfly, heart, rose, flag, cross, praying hands, Star of David, and so on.
In addition, some grave lights are mounted on a granite base that can be adhered on smooth surface with a granite sealant. To fix it permanently, you can use a clear silicone adhesive. You can find it easily at the local hardware stores.
In case you need to mount the memorial light on a monument with rough edges then you may select brackets to be placed below the base of the product. Those with ground spikes can be installed directly into the earth. In cases where the memorial has a vase then it can be installed on that.
Some grave lights also include a stake for flower arrangements while some allow you to personalize the memorial with a decal. Photo grave lights that feature the deceased loved one’s photo on a plate mounted on the lamp, too, are quite interesting.
If you want an adorable remembrance candle for indoor use then you can consider choosing from a selection of electric or flame-free vigil candles as they can be used outdoors as well as indoors.
Of these, the ones that include AC/DC transformer are ideal for indoor use. They have the capacity to illuminate continuously for a full day (24 hours) on a single charge.
Furthermore, you can get electric vigil candles that run on D-batteries or standard flashlight batteries. They can burn continuously for about six months. Some of these memorial candles also have base options such as flat mount, ground mount, or edge mount base for easy installation.