Xiaomi Yeelight Candela is one of the must-have Smart Home devices that fall under the category of the Internet of Things. It comes as an excellent replacement to the traditional candle. It also has a perfect combination of settings that enables adjustment of light brightness to acceptable levels. With the right calibrations chosen the candle can act as a warm accessory for bedtime.
Design and Hardware
The Xiaomi Yeelight Candela is a minimalistic design that finds a space to balance between good aesthetics and advanced technology. When it comes down to size, the device measures 19.2cm in height while the diameter is 7.2cm. The base of the candle is made of an aluminium material which is fully anodized to prevent corrosion of the surface. The general outlook takes the form of a finely polished surface that is attractive and decorative in nature.
At first glance, the Lamp Cover seems like it’s made of glass but a closer look reveals a polycarbonate material that is transparent and durable. The choice of the material was based on its transparency, greater strength and the high affinity to resist heat. Light passing through the lampshade is carefully filtered to achieve a uniform distribution throughout the room. Beneath the lamp cover is the Gear which rotates smoothly when manually adjusting the brightness levels.
Inside the Lampshade is the source of light itself, the Lamb Wick. Myriads of metallic hole patterns on the internal bob enable transmission of light to be emitted outside. Being one of the best conductors, Yeelight Light Company chose copper as the material for the Lamp Wick. The candle can last for eight hours straight without getting overheated. Extra care should however be observed as the Wick is irreplaceable if bricked.
Charging the device is by the universal USB charger used on the regular smartphones. The micro-USB port is located at the bottom base of the smart candlelight. There is also a functional button for Bluetooth included at the bottom of the device. Adjacent to the Bluetooth switch is a LED indicator that lights up when the candlelight is charging. A tiny notch cut out at the bottom lining allows for passage of the charging cable and completes the design.
Yeelight Companion App: How It Works
The operation of Xiaomi Yeelight Candela employs the most recent Bluetooth Mesh Technolgy. The device can be paired with an Android or iOS platform to allow for adjustment of the lighting on four key modes; Home Mode, Night Mode, Music Mode and Daylight Mode. Regulating the level of brightness according to situations becomes completely easy when Candela is connected to a smartphone.
Its control alongside other Yeelight lights can be configured into a smartphone in a network called the Internet of Things. Plans are underway to create compatibility between Candela Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT. Candela has an inbuilt battery with a capacity of 2100mAh and a standby time of eight hours.
Xiaomi Yeelight Candela is the perfect bedside lamp in every sense of the word. It works best and can spice things a little bit more in the bedroom. The device comes at a reasonable price considering the high-quality materials that make up its components. Unlike a majority of the lighting devices, Candela emits visual comfort light that is acceptable to the eye. It however lacks WiFi connectivity but that’s not too useful for a lighting gadget.