Turn on the light: Xiaomi Yeelight 2 Gen. – Test / Review
Just imagine – it’s dark and cold outside and you haven’t turned on your lights in your flat. What now? Well, of course – you could stand up and turn on the switch but you have to move yourself. In this case you have to stop the film for a few seconds or you ask someone who’ll do it for you. Butt here is a better way to do that. You could use for example your voice to control lights, and all this kind of stuff in combination with #Alexa . From now on, you don’t have to stand up for irrelevant tasks. This promise is also given by #Xiaomis #Yeelight . In this review, we’ll test, if it’s true or absolutely crap. Have fun!
Right now, we live in a time, where some things are unnecessary but also not. Of course, you can turn on the light as usual but does this make fun – to push on a switch? No! But it takes the action, which you want. But what happens, if we combine this usual thing with fun and more technical structure? Well, it’s getting fabulous. That’s the reason we bought a few months ago the #Xiaomi #Yeelight. We also tested the Device to see, how it works and how much fun it makes to play with it.
Right now, you can always purchase the LED bulb between 14-20 Euro. But you must know, you have to import that bulb, otherwise you’ll pay much more on different platforms. And the support from these different platforms is also worse. We’ve selected GearBeast for our product, because there was a sale and we were able to buy the product for just 15,14 Euro / £13.67 / $17.89. As we said, it’s really cheap.
Advice: If you order correctly, you won’t have shipping cots, otherwise you have to pay the shipping fees. Please take care in this process, that you choose the option, where you get the tracking number and use the option for delivery insurance. Sometimes it’s really helpful, because it can happen, that your order will be lost on this long shipping way from a different continent to your place. In this case Gearbeast would send you the same order for no more fees, because you’ve ordered the product with the delivery and protection insurance. You don’t have to do this, but for bigger deliveries, it won’t be wrong.
- Product: Xiaomi Yeelight 2 Gen.
- Holder: E27
- Power: 9W
- Voltage: 220V
- Lumia: 600
- Colour: 16 millions
- Estimated lifetime: 11 years
- Features: Dimmen, Wlan / WiFi / Voice Control/ App-Control
- Light: RGBW
- Gehäusefarbe: silver
- Weight: 140g / 250g mit packaging
- What’s in the box: LED Bulb, Quick Start Guide
As soon as the #bulb has arrived at your home, it’s time to do the setup thing. First of all you have to unbox your item and then you should open your tablet or smartphone. It must have either Android or iOS, if not you’ll have a big problem, because you can’t setup the bulb without the #Xiaomi App on a Smartphone or Tablet. I know –it’s frustrating. The setup will be completely in English. Good for you.
But please take care that you’ll register the Xiaomi Mi Account on Singapore or US, it won’t work with Mainland China. Now you can speculate why that’s so. You must choose the two options, otherwise Google Home or Alexa are unable to find the smart device. When yourbulb is initialized and ready for usage, it looks like that:
Advice: Please change the name of your LED Bulb within the app, because it makes it much easier to use it in the future via voice control. Only if you have one lamp, it is not necessary but as soon you have more than 1, it can produce trouble. Remember: Within the Alexa App, you can also create Group like: Living Room, Office etc.
The variant can be used when you have more than one bulb in different rooms, so you don’t have to create for each light a separate Group or Room in your App. In our Office, we are able to control the LED bulb within two controls. We can use the word „Stehlampe“ to control only this bulb, or we can say for example:„Wohnzimmer“ – which means Living room. That’s great, when you have more than one smart light in your room. You can control them all within one keyword. In this example: Just a room.
Great, you’ve almost done, that was the hardest part. Now you have to go into your #Amazon Skill Shop and must activate the #Yeelight Skill. Check out the picture below. Skills are for free, you don’t have to pay for them.
As soon as you’ve activated the Skill, please wait between 1-3 minutes, so the Echo or Echo Dot can sync with the cloud. Afterwards you can open your app and click on the menu Smart Home. The following options will be visible.
Now you have to select the option Add Device (our picture shows the German Version Gerät hinzufügen). As soon as you’ve started the process, you have to wait 20-30 seconds. Please don’t stop the App meanwhile, otherwise you must repeat this step over and over.
After this step, the App shows you beside the Add Device Button a new button with your light. In our case you can see the bulb “Stehlampe“. If your light is now connected to Wi-Fi and a power cord – you can finally start to control your light or lights with Alexa and your amazing voice.
Don’t worry if you can’t understand just Alexa and the word Stehlampe. We created this Video in German, but I’m pretty sure that you’ll understand, what we wanna show you guys.
The Video below also shows you, what’s in the box and a first usage:
Okay, the price is great and the functions are also okay and no one can moan about it, but you must recognize, that’s only a toy to bring some joy in your nerdy life ;). If you are having fun with Gadgets like this, it will be the perfect item for you and your home or office. If you also have plans to create a smart home flat, you should definitely have one of those at home. Technichub gives this product incredibly 9 out of 10 Points. We pulled down one point, because you have to import the item to get a great price, because at your place, it’s much more expensive and as we already said before, it hasn’t the same customer service.