Tealight candles are the same diameter as votives but are just 1 inch high. They’re usually used under something, such as a pot of simmering potpourri or a lampshade. Small and lightweight by design, tea light candles are extremely versatile. Generally speaking, they only burn for about two hours. That doesn’t mean you’ll run out of ways to use them anytime soon. Put one at each of your guest’s place settings at your next dinner party to create an intimate ambiance that won’t be forgotten. Sitting out on the porch at night? Sprinkle tea lights across the banister to create an inviting glow. You can also use them to accentuate your living room or den.