I am a wickaholic. I love candles in all settings but I have had a couple of close calls with flames left unattended. Flameless candles add ambience without worry. They are perfect for decorating your table for a summer BBQ. No need to worry about the wind blowing the flames out or, even worse, starting a fire. I use the ones with a timer so they welcome me home at the end of the day. The candles with a moving flame are very realistic and have taken them to the next level.