Received these as a gift. I love the idea of the remote control but did not know that the batteries were being drained even when they are not "on." Each candle requires 3 AAA batteries, so that's 9 batteries in the three piece set! To turn them off manually would defeat the purpose and convenience of the remote control, however if you don't do this the batteries wear out quickly. They are beautiful, however I am not going to constantly replace batteries either. To do so is very expensive. The battery compartment is made of cheap plastic and from experience I have found that candles using three AAA batteries run out of "steam" in about 2 weeks. This is just not enough battery life in my opinion. I have some of the better brand of flameless candles with timers (sold on a TV shopping site and sometimes through Overstock) that run as long as 6 months before you have to replace the batteries. I never buy any brand but those, but then again, these were a gift from my grandson, so I thought I'd give it a chance.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. batteries run out quickly; battery compartment is cheap plastic
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate, but mention of the low battery life would be helpful to customers