Updated March 26, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Remote Control Candles

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in March of 2017. While candles are aesthetically pleasing, they're not the safest way to light up a room. Remote control versions, however, still provide the romantic ambiance of traditional flames, but without posing a fire hazard or producing any smoke. They also offer versatility, like the option to dim or brighten their bulbs, and can even the colors they emit. We rounded up a good variety for any event. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best remote control candle on Amazon.

10. LED Lytes Square

9. Kohree Unscented

8. Frostfire Mooncandles

7. LampLust Ivory

6. CelebrationLight Votive

5. Playbulb Smart

4. Vinkor Flameless

3. Good Electonic Burgundy

2. Comenzar Birch

1. Luminara Outdoor

Editor's Notes

March 24, 2019:

While there is no shortage of remote-controlled candles, it's tough to beat those from Luminara, so we added an outdoor set from this brand. Unlike many that have a wax coating, these won't melt in the sun, nor will they suffer if exposed to rain. And while it's true that they're on the more expensive side, they're also known to last longer than most. But, if you need a more budget-friendly alternative, the Vinkor Flameless and LampLust Ivory are both options to consider. The aforementioned are all relatively plain; if you're in the market for something fun or eye-catching, the Good Electronic Burgundy works well for modern or classic designs, while the Frostfire Mooncandles and LED Lytes Square are the choice for funky or whimsical decorative schemes. Finally, we removed the Gideon Two-Tone due to problems with availability; for an alternative, especially for a housewarming gift, consider the Comenzar Birch.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on March 26, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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