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Yeelight Candela Review - Smart mood light

by 25. February 2019

The Yeelight Candela is a smart mood light from the home of "Yeelight", a Xiaomi subsidiary specializing in home lighting. In the test I took a closer look at the mood light with candlelight effect.

overview
Manufacturer/Model

Yeelight

Product

Yeelight Candela (YLFW01YL)

Specifications

Lamp
Brightness: 10 Lumens
Color temperature: 1800K
Leistung: 6W
Regulation: stepless
Effect: candle flickering

App
* Brightness control
* Brightness programs
* Light Group Administration
*Timer

Other
Connection: MicroUSB
Connection: Bluetooth

Material: aluminum and polycarbonate
Size: 7.20 x 7.20 x 19.50 cm
Weight: 430g

Scope of delivery

1x lamp
1x MicroUSB cable
1x user manual

Design, workmanship and delivery

The Yeelight Candela comes in a lantern or lantern-like design therefore. Design features are the Aluminum stand with rubber coating on the underside, which adjoins the base, movable Plastic cylinder with an aluminum design element as the finish, as well as the inside, also tubular bulbs.

Yeelight Candela Off

The Dimensions are 7.20 x 7.20 x 19.50 cm, at a Weight of 430g, Thanks to the integrated battery, the lamp can be operated wirelessly and used almost anywhere. But beware! After Degree of protection IP20 offers the candela no water protection!

Yeelight Candela turned on

The quality of workmanship corresponds to the price. To criticize is only the visible seam of the plastic cylinder, as well as the rotatable connection between the base and cylinder has some play. Of the Scope of delivery includes the Candela mood light, a MicroUSB cable and an English manual.

Setup and function

The lamp has 3 switching stages, which are switched via the switch located on the bottom. In Level 1 the candela is switched off. On Level 2 the light turns on. Level 3 is the Bluetooth mode that allows remote control via mobile device.

Normal operating mode

In normal operating mode, the light intensity is regulated by the rotatable cylinder. The regulation between off and full luminosity is infinitely variable. A printed below the bulb plus and minus signs helps with respect to the direction of rotation. If you turn quickly from right to left or vice versa, the Yeelight Candela automatically switches to one flickering candlelight mode, which adjusts the brightness at irregular intervals. A real candle flickering, however, is not imitated. For this purpose, the time intervals of the jumps in brightness are too large and the brightness change is too intense.

Yeelight Candela light element

Bluetooth operating mode

Im Bluetooth operation the lamp can be connected to a mobile device. To control the so-called "Yeelight App" needed to control all Yeelight products. The app is available for both Android, as well as for iOS mobile devices in the respective app stores. A setup wizard customized to the mobile device's system language helps in establishing a connection.

Taxes can be the Brightness (Off and 1-100), various brightness programs can be activated at the push of a button, there is an integrated Timer (1-15 minutes) and there is one Light Group Administration, Within light group management (BLE Mesh), up to 30000 Candela lamps can be connected in groups and controlled simultaneously. Unfortunately, the app misses the flickering candle mode, so this can only be activated manually. A Google Home or Amazon Alexa tax option is not (yet) available.

The Control range via Bluetooth covers a total living space. At the same time, the mood lamp can continue to be operated manually. If the candela is no longer responsive, it can be easily on the bottom side Reset button reset to default.

Light

The brightness of the LED indicates Yeelight with 10 Lumen. Similar to a candle flame, there is a slightly lighter "hot spot" in the lower part of the tubular luminaire, which decreases evenly towards the top. The 1800K LED light is pleasantly warm to downright glowing and particularly soothing. Thus, the candela is suitable for relaxing, for a romantic evening, as home theater lighting or as lighting for the garden party.

Yeelight mood light in action

Accumulator

The candela can be operated wirelessly via the integrated one 2100 mAh battery or wired via the MicroUSB socket, which also charges the battery at the same time. Depending on the brightness level is one Running time up to 18 hours possible. The battery life up highest brightness level is about 7 hours, The battery can be charged with a conventional smartphone charger, the PC / notebook or a PowerBank. Of the charging nimmt 3 hours to complete. An LED charging indicator on the bottom shows the charging status (red = charge, off = full).

Price Comparison

You want to know where to buy the Yeelight Candela? In our price comparison we list the current offers of the most popular shops. All prices are checked and updated several times a day. Should a shop appear several times, it concerns the different warehouses of the dealer.

Price Comparison - Buy Banggood
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34,44€
Price comparison - buy offer at Geekbuying
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34,44€
Price comparison - buy offer at GearBest
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36,60€
Price comparison - buy offer at TOMTOP
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41,90€
Price comparison - buy offer on Amazon
Shipping Shipped from Germany
51,99€
Price comparison - buy offer at GearBest
Shipping Shipping from Europe
56,84€

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Prices last updated on: 7. October 2019 17: 01

Final Words

Positive

►Beautiful design
►Good build quality
►Easy commissioning and operation
►Cozy warm light
►Bluetooth control option
►Long lasting battery life

Negative

►visible connection seam on the plastic cylinder
►Important candlelight mode
►By now only a few smart functions

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Summary

The Yeelight Candela is an overall convincing mood light that is unparalleled in the local market. The design is appealingly modern and adapts perfectly to various interior design styles. Thanks to the integrated rechargeable battery, the lamp can also be used very easily on the move. The build quality convinces. The only thing to criticize is the visible connection seam of the plastic cylinder.

The operation is straightforward. The smart functions are clear, however. An improved candlelight mode and also a Google Home or Amazon Alexa control option would be desirable.

The light produced by the candela and especially warm, is very calming. The battery life is lush with a maximum of 18 hours. The current price of almost 35 € is the Yeelight Candela quite fair!

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