Flameless candles have come a long way since your gram’s ol’ Xmas decorations, and the PLAYBULB candle is the latest and greatest not-so-fiery incarnation. It’s a simple-but-smart LED candle that works with your smartphone — and it has been successfully funded on Kickstarter already. Here’s the lowdown to keep you from getting left in the dark on this nifty little contraption.
The PLAYBULB candle has a simple, modern design equipped with Bluetooth technology. It’s battery powered, and you can control it from your phone using the free PLAYBULB App, changing the color and light levels whenever you want. You can also program special lighting effects, which work great when you have multiple candle groups going at once.
We realize this might be silly to admit, but one of the coolest features for us is the fact that you can blow it out like a real candle, so you can create some epic birthday candle arrangements for your friends. When it comes to scent, there’s a lavender diffuser built right into the device, and hopefully they’ll offer a few different options as the product makes its way to market.
It also makes a safe and smart nightlight — you can program it on a timer so the battery doesn’t run out too quickly. However, the batteries should last for 240 continuous hours, which is not too shabby at all.
Use it as the glowing orb that it is, or flip it over and it becomes a traditional candle holder for tea lights. Having both options would be perfect for a barbecue on the patio or a camping trip.
If you’re interested in being among the first to use PLAYBULB candle, you can still contribute to their Kickstarter until October 2.
What do you think? Is this candle smart enough for you?