Luma Candles is a name you probably may have heard before. If you spend any time in front of the TV at odd hours, perhaps that name is familiar. First sold on late-night infomercials on TV, this is not your regular Ginsu knife infomercial, yet this particular product made its way to my local Fry’s Electronic’s store checkout line. At 19.95, it is hard to pass up on LED Candles.
Luma Candles shtick is that it looks, feels, and smells like a real candle as it is a real candle. The outside of the candle has a nice smooth, waxy finish. It is soft to touch and smells like vanilla (lavender is also available). The candles are packaged in Styrofoam, a much-needed accessory to keep these light candles from breaking during shipping. The candles are wrapped in plastic and may be removed as needed. A box of Luma Candles encloses three candles, batteries, and a wireless remote. The RF remote allows for one to change between 12 set colors as well as set a timer. The candles, when unlit are a pale custard yellow color. These colors soon fade when the candle is turned on—utilizing 3 AAA batteries per candle (& a CR2302 on the remote), these candles probably won’t last as long as the MiPow Playbulb Candle. However, the light put out is of attractive quality.
The LED’s used in the Luma Candles are exposed and a bit harsher to the naked eye when looking at the candle from above, but the lighting through the candle’s sides is wonderfully smooth and lifelike. We like the Luma Candles; they make for good mood lighting at home.
At 19.99 for a box of 3 candles, the Luma Candle is a perfect gift accessory to a candle fanatic. To purchase Luma Candles, follow the link to Amazon.