Battery-operated 6" taper with a faux flame tip is lightly coated with wax and has a bumpy grungy texture. The image of a house is imprinted on the candle. This is a timer candle, which means it lights for 6 hours straight, then shuts off for 18 and then repeats the process. Simply twist the bottom of candle to light. To change time sequence, just turn off and turn back on at desired time.