Because of these great inventions, I will never have to fuss w/ wicks, oil, lighting and putting out tiki torches again. I had 4 positioned around my pool for lighting purposes at night. I put them up to repel bugs too, but lets be honest, they didn't keep away squat when it came to mosquitos! Anyhow, they stayed up from May to Oct. Even though they had covers, water would still get the wicks wet, and they wouldn't light for anything. These on the other hand will go on and off with the a push of a button. I can't wait to use them come May!