I needed a tealight that wouldn’t heat up for use in my candle wind chime so I tried these battery powered lights. They looked very nice, and lasted about 48 hours before the battery ran out.
This package of two LED battery-powered votive lights was only $2.99, and they come with batteries included so you can take them home and be ready to go without any fuss. There is a strip of plastic that is between the batteries and the contacts that sticks out of a slot at the edge of the battery box. You have to remove this before the lights can be turned on. This is a great way to assure that the lights haven’t accidentally been turned on in the package before you buy them. It is pretty hard to pull out, however. I had to use a pair of pliers.
Once you push the switch the fake flame flickers nicely with a yellowish light. I put one in the candleholder I had and left it on for the holidays. It lasted about 48 hours before the battery ran down.
Opening the battery box required a small phillips head hobby screwdriver, and some little tool like a paper clip, toothpick or something to pop the batteries out. They are “button batteries, ” and each light takes two of them. Of that type battery they are on the inexpensive end, model L1154. I looked for the price on line and found them anywhere from $0.68 each down to $0.34 each. So, if you really wanted to decorate with these lights for any extended length of time the cost could add up rather quickly.
Nevertheless, I am quite happy with how it allowed me to use my candleholder over Christmas.
Made in China