We know you love the inviting glow of our flameless candles and we agree. That warm light, and the knowledge that it's safe and completely flame-free, is comforting. But that joy can turn to frustration if setting the timer is a difficult process.

Here, we've broken down the steps to setting your candle timer with ease.

First, identify which type of timer you have. The illustrations below show the different types of timer setups our products feature.



Setup Types

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For candles with a Push Button setup:

push button setup

If your candle has TWO BUTTONS:

5-Hour Timer:

  1. At your desired start time, press and hold the Large (green) button until the candle blinks one time, then release the button (Indicator Light will continue to blink indicating the timer has been set successfully). Candle will stay on for 5 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 5 hours each day.

10-Hour Timer:

  1. At your desired start time, press and hold the Large (green) button until the following: the candle will blink once, and after a short pause, the candle will blink twice more. (Indicator Light will continue to blink indicating the timer has been set successfully). Candle will stay on for 10 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 10 hours each day.

If your candle has only ONE BUTTON:

  1. At your desired start time, press and hold the button and wait for the candle to blink.

    1 Blink = 5-hour timer is set – Candle will stay on for 5 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 5 hours each day.

    2 Blinks = 10-hour timer is set - Candle will stay on for 10 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 10 hours each day.

  2. Press Button = Deactivate Timer

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For candles with a Remote Control setup:

remote control setup

5-Hour Timer:

    1. At your desired start time, press the ON button on the remote control.
    2. Press the 5HR button one time. Candle will blink once. (Indicator Light will continue to blink indicating the timer has been set successfully). Candle will stay on for 5 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 5 hours each day.

10-Hour Timer:

    1. At your desired start time, press the ON button on the remote control.
    2. Press the 10HR button one time. Candle will blink twice. (Indicator Light will continue to blink indicating the timer has been set successfully). Candle will stay on for 10 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 10 hours each day.

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For candles with a Screw Base setup:

screw base setup

5-Hour Timer:

    1. Turn the base counterclockwise to manually turn candle off. (ON - is automatically in timer mode)
    2. At your desired start time, turn the base clockwise to turn the candle on and activate the timer. Candle will stay on for 5 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 5 hours each day.

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For candles with a Switch Button setup:

switch button setup

If you have a remote control:

5-Hour Timer:

    1. To use the remote control, the switch on the bottom of the candle must first be set to the ON position.
    2. To set the 5-Hour Timer: at your desired start time, push the ON button on the remote control, and then push the 5-Hour Timer button on the remote control. The candle will blink once. Candle will stay on for 5 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 5 hours each day. 3. To deactivate the timer, push the OFF button on the remote control.

If you do not have a remote control:

    1. At your desired start time, slide the switch to the TIMER position to activate the timer and turn the candle on. Candle will stay on for 5 hours and shut off automatically. It will come back on at the same time every day thereafter and remain on for 5 hours each day.

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To change a previously set time (for all candle types): Simply repeat the original timer setup steps at your new desired daily start time. Please note that your timer will need to be reset when you change the batteries in your candle.

If you have any questions about how to set your candle timer, or If you have questions about your flameless candles, our team is here to help. Please call us at 1-888-867-6095 or send us an email at customerservice@sternohome.com. Live chat is coming soon!