So I can understand the sometimes very bad reviews NOT. I find these candles just lovely! Have them in the color cream and the vanilla scent spread throughout the house! The flames "dance" and flicker like real candles. From a distance, you would not even get the idea that this is just artificial candle flames. Because one thing is surely clear. Up close they are viewed from a halt what they are, namely, real wax candles with LED lighting! The remote control works fine for me. One just needs to hold only accurate to the candles, then it works well ... even with the light and dark are! Conclusion: A very good buy and just a great alternative to real candles. I can only recommend it with a clear conscience!