Since some places don’t allow actual candles — my dorm, for instance — these LED candles could be a sad, if not practical solution. They “blow out” like real candles once the main button is pushed and, so says ThinkGeek, they almost look like real candles from a healthy distance. The flicker of the imitation flame is said to mesmerize even the most stoic anti-mesmerizer.
But yeah, it’s a $15 LED candle that can be used to spice up your otherwise dull and regular life. A single set of batteries will last up to 300 hours, more than enough time to eat candlelight dinners all by yourself.