LED candles are the most realistic
non-flame candles we've seen on the market yet, and have the distinction of being greener in general because of lifespan and limited use of electricity to light.
We've brought you candles you can blow on as well as off, but we wanted to let you know about some of the additional options out there.
The Philips Aurelle line comes up when you search Amazon for LED candles, and these little tea light holders and tea light candles are rechargeable, and mask the fact that you don't have a real candle in the holder.
Do you have experience with LED candles? Let us know what you think in the comments!
They come in square, round and triangle holders and retail for $14.95 each, though if you buy a 10-pack at $200, that reduces the price to just $10 each. Also note that the triangle holder retails for $20, but the 10-pack is still only $200. You could also place the tea lights in your own holders.
has a wide selection of LED candles with a built-in LED, and come in a variety of sizes (up to 12" tall), colors, and multiple shapes (round, square, twist, stacked and hurricane).
Another option for tea lights and holders is the Viatek Rechargeable Candles
which come with a round holder. These are $37.48 for a 6-pack. They are 4.25" tall by 2.25" wide.
A final option is Hampton Bay's 3-candle set
, which oddly has a wick that doesn't light up (it's metal, so someone can't accidentally light the "wick")--we think these look great, except for the oddness of the wick. This 3-candle set is available at Home Depot for $30, and a detailed review by an LED aficionado is available through the link.