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Yeelight Bluetooth Lightbulb Review

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Smart pens, smart watches, smart scales and now we have not so dumb light bulbs! The Yeelight Bluetooth Bulb is available for both B22 bayonet socket fittings and E27 screw fittings.

The light doesn’t appear to be anything special when you take it out of the box, you just plug it in like a normal bulb. Turning it on you still won’t notice anything special, it gives off a normal coloured light and is perfectly suitable as a normal light bulb for everyday use. However, download the app (available on iPhone or Android) and you can control the Yeelight Bulb brightness and colour from your mobile!

It has a good colour and brightness range and is great if you want to read in bed and then turn off your light without getting up. There are a number of options available including a disco mode, which listens to music and changes the colour of the bulb as well as ‘ColorFlow’mode which changes the bulbs colour based on the colours in a photo you select.

YeelightYou can also set the bulb to automatically switch off or on at set times, very useful if you have problems getting up in the dark winter mornings.

The bulb itself works really well, unfortunately the app was rather frustrating at times. The system used to control brightness and colour were easy to mix up, meaning you can accidentally change the colour rather than the brightness, and sometimes the app just didn’t do anything at all. It seems to easily drop the connection to the bulb and you have to go and reconnect before regaining control.

It would also be nice to see the app offer some more useful features, such as the ability to have the bulb react to a phone event such as an incoming call, text or email.

On the plus side this doesn’t require any additional equipment such as a wifi bridge and the app is capable of controlling multiple bulbs if required (this feature wasn’t tested).

A good bit of hardware let down by the software, the Yeelight Bluetooth Bulb is available now on Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1rzvWXA and Amazon com http://amzn.to/1zzRwzB


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Features

  • RGBW LED Bulb - 2700-6500K, adjust bulb brightness among cool, white, warm daylight, ideal for daily use, or set the alexa led bulb to RGB color, such as blue, green, pink etc., making it an ideal decoration for home, party, anniversary, holiday, birthday, etc.【No hub required】
  • Voice & SmartLife APP Control - Compatible with alexa echo and google home, free your hands to voice control the smart light bulb to turn on/off, or adjust the color and brightness, eg. “Alexa, set bulb to blue”. Or remote control it via “SmartLife” app anywhere anytime, bring you a smarter life. 【ONLY works with 2.4GHz, NOT 5GHz.】
  • Schedules & Smart DIY Scenes - Set timer or schedules for the wifi led bulb to turn on/off at a specific time, streamline your daily life. Besides, you could DIY the scenes by adjusting the color and brightness among 16million colors, ideal for moving, reading, gaming, sleeping etc.
  • Energy Saving - 9W dimmable led bulb, equivalent to 60w for energy and electricity bills saving. Made from fireproof material, extremely low heat while using, ensure safe and longer lifespan up to 15,000hrs.
  • Family Share & Group Control - Create group via SmartLife app to control several bulbs at the same time. Besides, you could share the colour changing bulb to your family to control together. Top-notch support: 【eu-support@maxcio.com】

Yeelight Smart LED Bulb 1S Colorful Lamp 800 Lumens 10W E27 for Xiaomi Mi Mijia App/Apple Homekit/Google Assistant/Smartthings

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Features

  • 1600 million colors for choice With high-quality LED lamp beads, the eyes are fully protected. At the same time, the color temperature in 1700K and 6500K, 1600 million colors for choice
  • Freely adjust the color brightness Can adjust the brightness according to your needs. Let the light change with your needs. (5300K above lighting allows better concentration)
  • WiFi connection Built-in WiFi module, you can connect to the WiFi without Gateway and smart control it by mobile phone
  • APP lauguage setting Change the language settting on your phone to English and then download Xiaomi Smart Home App, it will change the language of the APP to English as well
  • Support: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android 4.4 System compatibility: the apple iOS, Android 4.4 or above

Yeelight WiFi Bulb 16 Million Colors E27 8.5W RGB Dimmable 800lm White Light Smart Home App Remote Control (4-Pack)

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Features

  • Bulit in Wi-Fi,Easy control via free app "Mihome" "Yeelight",No hub is required.
  • Convenient Wifi Remote Control--16 million colors bulb, dimmable and Color temperature range 1700k-6500k.
  • Ultra long terms of use up to 11 years, you don't even have to think about replacing a bulb.
  • Energy saving,Professional optical design and high quality LED provides stable lighting performance, reduces glare.
  • Work with Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Support Open API Link to Google Home.

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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