In preparation of casting spells, I have been working out the logistical challenges particular to my living situation. I have discerned a method of surreptitiously burying items on public/private property, how to disguise ritual as other forms of meditation, and how to procure the necessary materials in a seemingly innocuous manner. But there is still one matter with which I am still stymied:
I live in a flat with another who must have no knowledge of my undertakings. Exploiting her aversion to visiting our storage locker, I may prepare simple apparati there, and store any that I like without fear of discovery or disturbance.
There is but one limitation, however: I cannot burn candles in the space because of their fire detection system. I can schedule time alone at home, should they be necessary for the initial preparation, and transport the item to storage, but in the cases where a regiment of candle-burning is prescribed, cannot continue once there.
Is there any substitute for ignited candles in spell-casting?
Any assistance would be appreciated,