The company Xiaomi has known primarily smartphones, but in China, the company sells a wide range of smart devices for the home. It came to us in the hands of a clever “nightlight” Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp is one of them.
What is it?
A small lamp, designed Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp to be placed on a desk or on the nightstand.
How is it interesting?
Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp Fixture is interesting in that it can be connected to your phone via a wireless Bluetooth and interest manage it. The device also supports collaboration with other intelligent devices Xiaomi.
Familiarity with Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp
The lamp comes in a typical package for Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp of durable unpainted cardboard.
The Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp is a small (10 cm in diameter and 21 cm in height) of the cylinder, whose lower part is made of metal, and the upper – of smooth translucent white plastic. Build quality is very good, the design – nice and neutral. Inside is an LED module company Osram (one of the largest manufacturers of lighting equipment). From the visible controls the lamp only on / off switch and key pairing with your smartphone, located on the top edge, plus the brightness can be adjusted, leading edge of this finger on the very brink.
The lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp comes complete with the power supply with a very short cable. So if you put a lamp on the bedside table, it is desirable that the outlet connection to the mains is situated right at the table.
The first step is to work with a light bulb must be installed on a smartphone app (available in versions for iOS and Android) and move the lamp into pairing mode. After that, the application will find it itself and offer to update the firmware (at least that’s what happened in my case).
Lamp Control Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp takes the most simple and clear: Move your finger left or right adjusts the color, up and down – the brightness. You can switch between color and white mode, color mode, you can choose almost any color, in white – make the lighting warmer or colder. There is interesting mode Flow, in which the lamp will automatically switch seamlessly between four user-selectable colors.
Also, the lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp review maintains the beginnings of automation. These include:
- The ability to create events on the schedule. Unfortunately, the only supported five events, it is impossible to create an event for every day – you can choose only “every Monday,” “every Tuesday”, “every Wednesday”, etc.
- Support the night mode. During certain times of the lamp itself will switch to night mode when it lights up when you turn smoothly and does not hurt the eyes.
- Light Service. In this mode, the lamp turns on itself and begins to gradually increase the brightness of half an hour before the set wake-up time.
- Integration with the Xiaomi Mi Band. If you use Mi Band, you can connect a lamp and a fitness bracelet to each other. This lamp will turn off itself when you fall asleep.
I would also like to note here that the chosen color on the screen of your smartphone and color lamps have little in common. So adjust the color of the “blind” does not come out.
Well, so the light shines on the good and the maximum brightness of the scattered light is able to illuminate the room area of about 15 square meters. When used as a nightlight maximum brightness at all it is frankly excessive.
Verdict: Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp
Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp – an interesting device, which, however, can not be called “fully intelligent.” You can consider this my personal whim, but for me, any smart device without connecting to Wi-Fi and control via the Internet – this is money down the drain. In the case of a Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp night mode and light alarm merit, but currently existing programming possibilities of events scheduled impossible to watch without tears (although perhaps this will be fixed in future versions of the firmware).
As light, Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp makes a good impression of the high maximum brightness, the ability to adjust the color temperature of white light, a nice design, and excellent workmanship. Fly in the ointment can be called a very short power supply cable and the fact that the real color corresponds to the selected application in a very approximate.
To summarize, I can say that I myself would not have bought such a device due to the above restrictions, although the price Xiaomi Yeelight Lamp (about $ 80) is not too high for the quality of LED lights.