Assuming one has an electric menorah in their window, but will not be returning home until well after dark, what is the appropriate thing to do?
- Activate the next night's bulb in advance, so that once night falls it is correct (but it's wrong during the day when it's harder to see)?
- Activate the next night's bulb after returning home and lighting candles (in which case it's wrong for several hours of night time)?
- Turn it off altogether until able to return home and activate the next bulb?
This would also be somewhat relevant if one was to be away for several days, but that's a more complicated situation.