Flameless candles looks like a real candle but does not burn. These candles produce a beautiful, luminescent glow, very similar to that produced by standard votives, tea lights, or tapers. Flameless candles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including those just mentioned, and in many round oblong shapes of varying heights. Many people love to light candles, but fire safety when using candles in the home remains a concern. This is especially true when you place candles in areas that are not under constant supervision, like the bathroom, or a seldom-used hallway. Even as decoration on a table, true candles knocked over, or grabbed by younger children can create problems. The invention of flameless candles helps solve this problem, since you get the pretty look of candles with none of the risk.
The look of flameless candles tends to be most convincing when you purchase votives, tea lights or round oblong candles in different sizes. With regular candles of these types, the flame and wick usually sink below the top of the candle, and the candles emit a glow when they are lit. Tapers are a little less effective in “fooling” people into thinking you’ve lit real candles, since the wick and flame of tapers are much more visible. They can still be very pretty, however, and are definitely safer.