Can one use electric lights as Shabbos candles?


This is a question that has been dealt with in detail by many Poskim.

The general consensus is that this is not a lechatchilah option, but that if there is no other way, then they should be used.

Concerning reciting a berachah, if you have an incandescent light bulb a berachah can be recited, whereas for fluorescent and LED lights Poskim dispute whether or not a berachah is made.

Please see here for a previous answer on subject (with sources), and here for an article on the topic.

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