These Mooncandles are flameless meaning messy wax and dangerous flames can be a thing of the past, just a beautiful vanilla scent is given off at the convenience of the remote control provided. They can be set to different modes to really set the mood. Another advantage of them being flameless is that there is less worry as to where you can place them such as next to home furnishings or in the bedroom. The flameless candles are also safe to use around children and pets. The remote control has a wide range as well as a timer for your convenience. Batteries are included.