This decorative ceramic lantern uses a 25 watt NP5 light bulb to heat wax in a jar candle from the top. Warming the candle from the top gives you results almost instantly because the scented wax is quickly liquefied. Most candle warmers heat the wax from the bottom so you have to wait for the entire candle to melt before you can start to smell it. Our 26 ounce and smaller jar candles will work in this sand stone lantern. The candle is sold separately.