NOT the candles pictured anymore!
I've ordered many of these candles from Solutions over the years because the flicker to them looks so real and I LOVE the maintenance-free aspect to them -- set them up on Dec. 1, wait for the batteries to die (usually by February or later). I don't have to worry about turning them on or off with the built-in timers -- there's enough to worry about this time of year!
My latest re-order was to add to my set after moving to a home with more windows than my last one. I was extremely disappointed that the candles that arrived were not the ones Solutions always used to send (the ones with the orange "flame" like in the picture). Instead, this new batch feels extremely cheap with different battery insertion spots, does not have an on-off switch, and has hideous yellow "flames". They are not even remotely like the ones Solutions used to send, and are instead look EXACTLY like the cheap ones Home Depot sells for much less. Now I face the choice of hunting down the old, quality orange-flamed candles or changing over to the ugly yellow cheap candles because the two different colors look terrible together, even from far away!
December 11, 2014
Battery Powdered Candle
I have used flame free candles for a number of years on the window sill of my living and dining rooms for the holidays. I like the fact that they come on without my being around. I bought replacements this year as the works sometimes get ruined by not taking the batteries out after the 3 months are over. As we will be gone at that point I will ask my son to remove the batteries. Then I should get years of service from them.
October 14, 2014
The right effect at the right place
I've purchased six of these candles & have placed them thru out my Entertainment Center. The effect is just what I was looking for when I scattered them around the shelves. To watch then light at different intervals is interesting and a group pleaser.
May 10, 2014
No bothersome cord
These flickering candles at Christmas are perfect for us. They work off 2- AA batteries and have a built-in timer so all I have to do is place them on the window sill and turn them on....they go on and turn off on for the duration of the Christmas season. No heavy electric cords are draped over the sills to pull them over if the cords are nudged.
A note: one of my 12 candles didn't work; Solutions was notified and sent another immediately, no questions! They have really awesome customer service!
February 6, 2014
Will work for my needs
Lightweight and battery-operated is what I was looking for to put in our windows at the holidays. A couple of them did not work; am sending them back. We'll see how the exchange process goes!
January 30, 2014
Worked exactly as promised
every day around 4PM the candles wink on and then off again around midnight. Every day since early December and still going strong. If one occasionally gets out of whack, you just start it again at 4 PM and it's back on the cycle. I love coming home in the late afternoons and finding my candles on!
January 16, 2014
I am happy with the candles.
We ordered three sets this year. They are especially useful in windows that are not near an electrical outlet. Furthermore, they were very helpful during several power outages we had recently. We kept them handy for the nighttime hours. They were convenient and safer than candles.
January 12, 2014
Easy to use
It was great to set the candles and not have to turn them on and off all season. When we put them away, they still were all still in synch.
January 4, 2014