Inherited my Great Grandmother's floor lamp that has been passed down through the family. It was truly in bad shape and headed towards the dump. It had brittle wiring, gobs of epoxy resin throughout, and badly stained paper candle covers. My memory held images of more authentic looking covers with the wax drips. Old family pictures with the lamp in the older years verified this. The candles are sturdy and authentic looking and do not hold on to dust and dirt. The only problem I had with the installation was that on this particular floor lamp, they were slightly too tall to make the connection when screwing in the flame light bulb. Mostly the fault of redesigning of the bulb itself. This problem was easily resolved by adding a threaded nut or washer to the nipple where the candle socket attaches adding the needed height to provide ample spacing for the bulb to sit in correctly. Would definitely recommend these over paper covers any day. Something as simple as a candle cover can make or break your floor lamp in appearance and quality.