How to Choose an Outdoor Flameless Candle?

How to Choose an Outdoor Flameless Candle

Candles were sometimes used as mood lighting for some great occasions like backyard gatherings, parties, nighttime celebrations and so on. It can provide a lovely, luminous glow, but sometimes safety concerns and windy conditions make that impossible. One choice to consider is a flameless candle, but it's important to know which candles are suitable for outdoor use.

How to Choose An Outdoor Flameless Candle?

Before choosing an right flameless candle, you should know what are flameless candles?

The very best flameless candles provide all of the flickering glow of a real candle without the messy wax and annoying smoke. Some flameless candles are manually switched on at the base of the candle, but others come with remote control.

As with the real thing, flameless candles are available in tea lights, tapers, votives and pillars. You can choose from LED flameless candles or candles that are powered by a small battery.

Not all flameless candles can be used outdoors. Look for candles that specifically say that they are waterproof (or at least water-resistant). This ensures the battery stays dry and the candle will function as it should.

Flameless candles come in many different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. You can choose between tall pillars, long and thin tapers, short votives, and small tea lights. They can stand alone, fit in candlesticks or sconces, and serve as centerpieces or decorations. Other features to consider in flameless candles include:

Type of light: Most flameless candles use a realistic-looking LED light which last longer and the bulb stays cooler.

Effects: Flickering vs. steady light: Most candles mimic flame-burning wicks and/or emit a steady glow or offer both options. When you want something more exciting than a gentle flicker, look for flameless candles that offer different effects and settings. Some candles can change the color of their lights, while others move from a flickering flame to a steady glow. 

The flameless candles that flicker generally come in two styles. One style features a center “flame” that is only loosely attached. This flame then gives the appearance of soft, flickering light. Others have a fixed bulb that can be made to appear to flicker with a central control inside of the candle itself. The central control that lends a flickering appearance also controls any color-changing effects in the flameless candle.

Construction MaterialSome flameless candles are actually made with wax. Wax bodies are more realistic while plastic can be used indoors and outdoors. This wax might be lightly scented to seem more realistic, but this can backfire if the candle reaches temperatures higher than 115 degrees. Candles made from plastic don’t have this issue, but they don’t look as realistic, either. The primary concern for outdoor flameless candles is whether or not they are waterproof. Silicone seals around the battery compartment ensure that your flameless candles can hold up to an unexpected shower.

Size: As with wax candles, flameless candles come in a variety of sizes. When choosing the type and size of candle you need for outdoor use, consider what your goal is. Are you illuminating a table or just proving ambiance in a cozy conversation nook? Keep the size relative to the space.

Longevity and durability

LED candles offer more than 10,000 hours of illumination, but battery-powered candles with less-efficient lights need more attention. Expect to replace batteries every 300 hours or so.

Best solar-powered outdoor flameless candles

ZHONGXIN solar powered candles that twinkles on just as the sun goes down. Waterproof and reusable. These top quality flameless LED candles are made of wax look plastic and designed for outdoor use. They will not melt in hot weather when used outdoor. With the Type-C USB charge, you can easily charge them in rainy days when there is no sun outside for the solar candles to charge itself.

When Green Light steady on, it means your solar light was full of charge by Type-C USB wire.

Solar candle full of charge by USB

When Red light and Green Light twinkle on, it means your solar light was under charging and not yet get full.

Solar candle  charging by USB

However and wherever you plan to use your flameless candle and no matter which ones you choose, you'll enjoy the peaceful ambiance and graceful radiance it brings to your space.

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Post time: Aug-13-2022