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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


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

£26.99  in stock
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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 LED Smart Bulb 1S, 8.5 W, White

£29.99  in stock
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Features

  • Only 8.5W provides 800 lumens of luminous lux. The Yeelight LED bulb has a lifespan of 25,000 hours or 22 years.
  • Adjust bulbs individually, or group multiple bulbs together to synchronize lighting for a whole room, and control them no matter where you are.
  • Each Yeelight Smart White Bulb has built-in Wi-Fi - no hub required. Just screw it in, tap in the app, use your phone or smart home speaker, and enjoy the stunning lighting effects.

Smart LED Light Bulb 1S (Dimmable) EU Version Yeelight

£35.00  in stock
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Features

  • The dimmable Yeelight LED lamp 1S can be dimmed according to your wishes and thus provides solid, pleasant and flexible basic lighting for your room.
  • The smart Yeelight bulb has a warm colour temperature and the brightness can be adjusted individually.
  • Choose from different light scenes or modes and use the built-in timer function as well as personalised schedules.
  • Control via light switch, Yeelight app or voice control (G. Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Smart Things)
  • Box contents: Yeelight smart LED lamp 1S (dimmable)

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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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