REVIEW – The Aukey Aura Lamp isn’t your average everyday table lamp. It has a modern design and multi-colored LED lights, all controlled by a remote. I received one recently to review. Let’s see just how different this lamp really is.
What is it?
The Aukey Aura Lamp is a dimmable LED table lamp with a remote control that has 6 lighting modes, 4 lighting speeds, and a lighting memory function.
What’s in the box?
- Aura Lamp
- Remote Control
- AC Adapter
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
Design and features
The Aukey Aura Lamp has a modern ring-shaped design with a small footprint (13.9 x 12.6 x 4.72 in), the perfect size for an end table, desktop, or nightstand, and its white color makes it suitable for almost any home interior.
The base and outer-ring of the lamp are made from aluminum alloy, and it’s very well constructed.
The inner-ring is plastic and contains 72 LED lights. According to the specs the LED’s have a lifespan of 35,000 hours.
There’s rubber padding on the bottom that keeps the lamp from sliding around and provides scratch protection.
Power is provided by an AC adapter.
The included candy bar style remote control allows you to change the lamps modes, brightness, lighting effect speed, and colors. You can also use the remote to save up to 16 lighting presets. Once you save a preset, you can quickly access it using the memory button on the remote.
The remote takes a little getting used to because it has a lot of features. But once you use it a few times, it’s not an issue. And its size should make it a little harder for you to lose between your couch cushions.
One thing I didn’t like was the fact that the buttons aren’t backlit which makes it difficult to use in a dark or dimly lit room.
Note: If you’re giving this as a gift the 2-AAA batteries required for the remote are NOT INCLUDED.
The lamp is easy to use and has a lot of different functions. You can choose from 6 different lighting modes: static, stack, pulse, chase, three-color chase, and three-color rotate.
When you first plug the lamp in it automatically powers on to the warm white setting, after that it will default to the mode it was in when last powered off.
You can dim the lights when the lamp is in static light mode, there are four different levels of brightness to choose from. If you have children this feature makes it an excellent night light.
The Auto function allows you to choose from warm white light or rainbow swirl with the press of a single button.
Below is a picture of each static color, a total of 7 in all.
The lamp doesn’t get overly bright, so don’t expect it to light up an entire room. But the different colors and animations make it a great mood light. Perfect whether you’re just relaxing, watching tv, or having a party. It would also make a nice accent light for your holiday get-togethers.
To give you a better idea of how the different color animations work I posted a short video of below.
What I like
- Modern style
- Easy to use
- Good build quality
- Mood lighting
- Lots of different colors and animations to choose from
What needs to be improved
- AAA batteries for the remote not included
Overall, I like the Aukey Aura Lamp for what it is. If you’re looking for a modern lamp with lots of colors and cool animations, then this lamp certainly delivers.