There are several ways to light your pumpkin some are traditional and some are modern. Here are a few tips for lighting up your jack-o'-lantern this Halloween :
For a multicolor display, use a battery-operated light with LED bulbs. If you want the traditional looks of a flickering candle, but not the hazard of a real flame, these lights are for you! There is also the "Amazing Rainbow Pumpkin Light". It gives a really cool special effect where the light emitted changes between seven different colors.
Another option for illuminating your pumpkins is to use one or more glow sticks placed inside the pumpkin. This is probably the safest way to light a Jack O' Lantern, most glow sticks you find for sale in stores are not very bright. There are high intensity glow sticks, but they don't produce light as long and are expensive. If you do use this method you'll want to place your Jack O' Lantern in a very dark area, so that you can see the light being emitted from the glow stick.
Never, use an AC powered device to light your pumpkin. Its just too dangerous, particularly with so many safe lighting options available. Remember, any fire, no matter how small or protected has the potential for becoming a large and potentially disastrous one. Fire safety should always be the number one priority. Never leave a lit candle unsupervised. Never leave children unattended with a lit pumpkin, candles or other source of fire.
Have one or more fire extinguishers readily available and see that everyone in your household knows how to use them. Make sure your home has plenty of smoke detectors, that they are properly installed and they all have fresh batteries.