Flameless LED Candle Overview
Finding the best flameless, flickering LED candle can be a daunting task. With so much to consider like what size, shape, flickering or non-flickering, color or real or fake wax, we’ve decided to put together a list of our top picks. Also, be sure to see our buying guide below.
Here are the best LED candles:
1. Best LED Tea Lights: 24 Vont VNT-TC01 Tea Light Flameless LED Candles
Vont VNT-TC01 Tea Light Candles Review
Vont LED tea lights com in a pack of 24 with batteries included making them a great value. There small size mean they’ll fit in most if not all candle holders that don’t use a spike. They’re great for dyi crafts and decoration for large events.
Their light flickers like a real flame and gives off a yellow hue. From a distance, it looks like the real thing. The candles also come with a satisfaction guarantee. Vont also boast having a 2x longer battery life than their competitors.
The pack of 24 tealights are perfect for crafting, quick decorations, or for large events. You don’t have to worry about the wax melting. They can be stored away easily when not in use. Vont has a satisfaction guarantee for their candles.
The wick doesn’t move when the light flickers and the plastic make these candles look less real than larger ones.
Original Retail $12.99
2. Best on a Budget: 12 Homemory HMCLTLPNB Realistic and Bright Flickering Flameless LED Tea Light Candles
H&M HMCLTLPNB Tea Light Candles Review
Homemory H&M Realistic and Bright Flickering tea lights comes in a pack of 12 and includes batteries that have 100 hours of light-time. The batteries are replaceable by the latch at the bottom of each candle.
The company stands behind its product with a satisfaction guarantee and promise to replace any candle that doesn’t work. They’re great for decorations and their size makes them very craft friendly; perfect for setting the mood at a restaurant, hotel, or special even. The open wave design on top make the candle look more real than other flameless tea lights.
Realistic top and flickering light are great details. They come in a pack of 12 and their size makes them perfect for quick decorations and crafts. Homemory has a satisfaction guarantee for their candles
The wick doesn’t move when the light flickers and the plastic make these candles look less real than the larger wax ones.Original Retail $16.99
3. Best with Remote: Set of 3 Aku Tonpa AT-01 Flameless LED Battery Operated Pillar Candles Made with Real Wax with Remote Control & Timer
Aku Tonpa AT-01 Candles w/Remote & Timer Review
Aku Tonpa flameless LED candle set comes with an amazingly realistic moving wick that creates the illusion of a real dancing flame. These 3 decorative moving wick candles are 4”, 5”, and 6” tall and are made with real wax, making them perfect for; Christmas decorations, weddings, birthdays, holidays, and any other occasion.
A remote control is included with the candles, making them easy to set up and control. They require 2 AA batteries for each candle (not included) and the candles can be set by a timer at the same time each day and stays on for either 2 hours/4 hours/6 hours/8 hours.
The moving wick and off center tops make these flameless candles look identical to traditional ones without the risk of a fire hazard.
The real wax make them temperature sensitive and prone to melting if placed too close to a heat source.Original Retail $21.99
Brand Aku Tonpa
4. Most Elegant Design: Set of 3 Laura Ashley RF-060819 Flameless LED Candles with Timer and Embedded String Lights
Laura Ashley RF-060819 Candles w/Timer Review
Laura Ashley 3-piece tiered pillar candle set uses real wax and flickering LED lights to create an authentic look and feel that could go in any room. There are embedded sliver string light that wrap around the real wax, creating a one of a kind silhouette. The built-in timer feature saves a ton of battery life with its 4 hour auto shut-off.
The candles will automatically turn back on at the same time the following day. Batteries are sold separately and there is a remote control that can also be purchased separately. The complete set comes with three pillar candles in tiered heights of 4”, 5”, and 6”.
Unique design with silver string lights wrapped around the wax candle creates a modern and sleek look and the automatic shut off saves on battery life.
Remote control and batteries do not come included.Original Retail $24.99
Brand Laura Ashley
5. Best Rustic Design: Set of 3 Vinkor VK-1002 Flameless LED Flickering Birch Bark Candles with Remote
Vinkor VK-1002 Candles with Remote Review
The Vinkor Flameless Candle sets are made with real wax decorated in a birch bark pattern. Their flickering led lights give them an elegant and realistic appearance that’s great for all your special occasions.
They come in a pack of 4”,5”, and 6” battery-operated candle (batteries not included) and a remote control with 10 different keys and a super easy to follow operating manual. With these elegant candles you wouldn’t have to worry about starting fires and they’ll last longer than your traditional candles, the lifetime of the led lamps is up to 50,000 hours
The birch bark wax makes these candles stand out more than a regular white candle would. The flickering light and uneven top adds more realism making it difficult to tell that it using an LED light.
The candles are u sing real wax so they can be sensitive to heat. The birch patterns are identical and not unique.Original Retail $19.99
6. Best Pillar Set: Set of 6 LED Lytes LLS6 Flameless LED Pillar Candles with Timer
LED Lytes LLS6 Pillar Candles with Timer Review
LED Lytes Flameless Candles come in a set of six candles ranging in height from 2” to 9”. They are made with real wax and come with a dripping wax decoration making them one of the more realistic silhouettes.
The look and design are perfect for when you want the real look and feel of flame candles without the additional risk of starting a fire. The pack includes batteries for these candles but there is no remote, instead, there is a 5 hour timer that can be set on the bottom of the candle so you don’t have to worry about saving battery life. Another interesting addition to the pack it the 9” candle, most packs don’t include this size candle.
The added detail of the dripping wax on the sides of the candles make them look authentic. The extra lengths are a nice option to have and you get more than the standard 3 candle pack.
They do run the risk of melting due to being made out of wax and the 9” candle can’t be used as often in tight places as the other lengths.Original Retail $59.97
Brand LED Lytes
Key Considerations When Shopping for the Best Flameless LED Candles
Here are a few things you want to be able to keep in mind when looking for the best flickering candles.
LED Candle Design
Some LED candles are designed to feature a flickering flame while others are designed to hide the flame but only light the candle body. Some candles are made of plastic and others are made of real wax. One other thing to consider is the fact that some candles are designed to make it appear that there’s real wax dripping from the top.
LED Candle Size & Shape Design
Candles come in a variety of sizes such as tea lights, pillars, and tapered candles. Sizing for tea light candles would usually be around 1.5 inches across in diameter and stand roughly 2 inches tall. Tapered LED candles are usually around 9″-12″ inches tall. LED Pillar candles are typically about 3 inches across and height is roughly 4″-9″.
LED Candle Packaging
Flickering or non-flickering, flameless or flamed LED candles…whatever you decide to go with, one important thing to consider is the set that it comes in. Fake flame candles typically do come in a variety of packaging. Some of the smaller candles like the tea light options are easier to find in larger packs like 24 or 36. Some of the larger pillar-style LED candles are typically found in smaller quantity packages like 1 or 3, possibly even in sets of small medium and large versions.