Options for smart lighting are becoming more prevalent of late, especially with more households owning at least one Amazon Echo or Google Home device. But many manufacturers are focusing on producing just the light bulb itself as opposed to a full lifestyle solution, which is why Yeelight's Candela caught my attention during our recent trip to CES. Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to create a mesh network, you can connect thousands of app-controlled, battery-operated Candelas to simulate a warm, candle-lit environment. Let's take a closer look at Yeelight's all-new Candela to see if it successfully bridges the gap between technology and lifestyle. Special thanks to Yeelight for sending two Candelas for us to experience! Yeelight Candela Specs ($59.99 each) 1800K color temperature with adjustable brightness Smooth dimming Offers manual or app control (iOS and Android) Built-in 2100Mah battery for up to 8 hours of continuous use Single-point control of multiple Candelas via Bluetooth Mesh Aluminum alloy base Product size (L x W x H): 2.83 x 2.83 x 7.68 inches Micro USB charging Luxurious Design and Premium Materials Sporting a soft champagne-colored base and a clear polycarbonate housing, I can envision Yeelight's Candela being offered for sale by a premium furniture store like Crate & Barrel or West Elm. Its modern, minimalist design language helps it blend into a variety of living spaces while offering a hint of techie flair, and the specially-tuned color temperature from the LED lighting element produces a warm glow without actually emitting any heat. In the hand, Candela feels robust and well-made, and features a rubberized bottom to give it more grip on smooth surfaces. Ambient Lighting, Anywhere With the built-in battery, you have the freedom to place Candela virtually anywhere.