Oxo Candela Lights Review- 08.07.08
Candela was acquired by Oxo, and seeing these new Flare lights as rechargeable ambient lighting to replace/accompany candles, i couldn’t resist. While i’ve always loved Candela’s playful kids slug looking lights and the taller lights, i never knew what i’d really do with them. But in the new products since Candela met Oxo, you can immediately see the more mature, versatile, hyperfunctional designs which have emerged around the same technology. The Flare, DemiGlow, and Luau (how fun would it be to run around in the woods with that lantern?) are a gorgeous addition to their family of products, and the Flare look so perfect for everywhere from dinner on the patio to lining around your pool… i finally ordered some… so on the next page see a full unboxing, including an upclose look at what’s in the box, how the lights are put together, and how they light a hallway.
One thing that blew me away on the user experience of the design… these lights run on rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries (which are replaceable), and they are charged by simply playing them on their base, which also doubles as a carrying tray. The lights also have adorable on and off buttons on the base. What i love is that - regardless of whether the light is on, when you place it on the base it goes off… as soon as you lift it from the base it lights up. And silly as it sounds, there is something magical about that interaction. Likewise, if there is a power outage, or you unplug the base to carry the tray, they will all light up. View the unboxing on the next page, and view the full selection of Oxo Candela Lights!
Even though the monitors are extremely bright, this should help give you some sense of scale… and it does make the workspace feel a bit more fun tonight…
To try them out, i had to wait all day for it to get dark (never have i counted down to sundown so anxiously) ~ and tried them out in the hallway… they are far brighter than i realized!
Nicely packaged and oh so very Oxo, with that clean design and hyperfunctional product/packing…
Cute little red shoelace like handle makes it that much more fun to carry around. Nice little touch
Not that friendly at first, but certainly efficiently packed.
Something to note, you don’t have to put the handle on the charging tray, it also comes with plugs to cover the holes if you choose not to.
Another thing to note ~ it’s not hot to the touch, so no worries about them overheating, or kids burning themselves on the bulb, etc.
These are definitely now on my list of great gifts ~ from pricing (8’s are 130$, 4’s are 70$, luau is 200$) to packaging to the nice design and great functionality of the lights. Amazon seemed to have the best prices when i was getting mine - shop the whole range here: Oxo Candela Lights