New York: Smart and safe candle company LuDela has introduced the first real-flame candles that don't require matches -- but just the press of a button on your smartphone -- to be lit. These candles offer the convenience and increased safety benefits of LED candles, but with the real-flame ambiance and scents of real-flame wax candles. "Featuring unprecedented Wi-Fire technology, the LuDela smart candle is the first to feature a real flame that can be lit, extinguished and controlled via a smartphone and eliminates the need for matches or other fire starters," the US-based company said in a statement on Tuesday. The new technology addresses safety and aesthetic concerns that candle burners have faced for centuries, resulting in a safer, more convenient, and hassle-free approach to burning candles that delivers increased peace of mind and enjoyment to users. "There's nothing quite like the glow, smell, and ambience of candles, but with it comes the fire risk, wax mess, hassles with wicks, and the time it takes to light and extinguish multiple candles," said Jamie Bianchini, Co-founder & CEO, LuDela. "LuDela addresses these issues with a smart candle that delivers the convenience and increased safety benefits of LED candles, but with the magic and fascination of a real flame," Bianchini noted. The patent pending Wi-Fire Smart Module communicates via Bluetooth to the free app. The app has numerous features allowing one to ignite and extinguish the specially formulated natural wax cartridge with natural, lead- free wicks. "There is no dangerous, flammable gas either? it's just a real candle!", the company said. The LuDela smartphone app lights, extinguishes, and controls multiple candles with the touch of a button. The smart candles are available at an introductory price of $99 at LuDela website with delivery expected in early 2017, the company said.