I bought one of these tiki torches to see if it worked and looked like a real torch. I was amazed.. I was blown away.. Not only does the torch emit light, it actually looks like a real flame. It is made of plastic , However, it looks like metal, and at night it truly looks like a real flame. I am going to purchase a few more for my garden to finish off the decorative effect. The solar charges great and the flame lasts until the wee hours of the morning. I love this item. NO fire danger, no batteries, no hassle Just a beautiful addition to your yard. . i WOULD SUGGEST PURCHASING THE 2PACK AT MINIMUM.