Is it better to light candles at bezman, or later when there will be more pirsumei nissa? I find 4:30 (approx candlelighting time in NYC this year) to be too early to catch the regular "rush hour." Is it better to delay so as to achieve more pirsumei nissa? Assume I have limited sized candles.
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Rama Orach Chaim 672:2 says that even when you light it indoors in a place where those outside can not see the Menorah it should also be done on time.
Per Kav HaYashar 96 you should light as soon as possible, since Mitzva Habaa L'Yodcha Al Tachmitzena.