Review table lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside

Review table lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside

About table lamp from Xiaomi I briefly told, or rather wrote that I wanted to test it, but then it was not possible. In the company store of the company in Beijing, the lamp is available only to “look”, there can not buy it. To get on the official website, you can, but it is associated with a number of difficulties, so I just ordered an accessory in a Chinese online stores, and already two weeks later received a parcel from the highly anticipated gizmo.

Specifications Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside

  • Height: 221 mm
  • Diameter: 100 mm
  • Weight: 680 grams
  • The maximum brightness of 300 lumens
  • Rated power: 10 W
  • The range of color temperatures: 1700K – 6500K

The lamp is called Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside, «Bedside» is important because of the same name (Yeelight) has a clever lamp from Xiaomi.The official website of the accessory is presented as a universal lamp for the bedroom; to read, to do business, to fall asleep and wake up with the correct color and brightness levels lamp. In a word – a fairy tale! Let’s see how convenient and useful accessory in this reality.

Review table lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside

The weight of the lamp – about 700 grams per pack turns a kilo plus or minus. In size Yeelight Bedside rather big. To be honest, the photos the real dimensions of the lamp are not felt, personally, I imagined it more compact, but it was actually larger. The basis of the lamp is made of aluminum, according to the senses, the rest of the surface – a thick plastic, it can scratch, so you should gently wipe the dust from the lamp and generally “handle with care” is too much.

In terms of design, this versatile accessory. Also a small logo at the bottom and the top two trim buttons, there is nothing superfluous, and the lamp can easily fit into any interior.

The basic task of a table lamp – a source of comfort of light, and here, as it turned out, the device is able to offer such opportunities as we would like. If you just turn Yeelight, the lamp will shine in white, with a slight shade of care in the cold, quite bright.

If you download the app, you can control the settings of brightness and color with it. It features more than – you are free to choose any color from a large number of just moving the slider. You can leave the selected color, and light will shine to them. Another option – to set up the automatic change of colors in a specified range of tones or simply tell the program from two to any number of colors. There is also a snap to lamp bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band. If two accessories are connected and you go to sleep in the bracelet (it translates into sleep mode), the lamp turns off automatically. Another handy option – timer: set the time to turn off the lights, timers can be few.

Review table lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside

All this is well in words, the lamp can really shine juicy pink or acid green, and promotional images and even to amateur photographers Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside and looks simply gorgeous, take a look for yourself:

The problem is that what is really working for the colored light bulb is not so much, I mean a real life and a situation where you are working with a lamp on. It will be plus or minus ten colors, because most people are banal uncomfortable to sit in the lamplight glowing some pink, purple or bright red. That is, the “trick” with flowers in life, it may come in handy in some situations, but I honestly can not think of a lot of them. As a “nightlight” in the nursery for a young child it will be an interesting accessory for different tones it easier to be lulled likely. By the way, maybe you have a ready scenario where “iridescence» Bedside be useful?

Review table lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside

The second problem – the threshold of the minimum brightness. The lamp of the Xiaomi it too high, in my opinion, because of which use the device to read with dim lights I personally can not. For me, the minimum value of the brightness of the lamp is too high, it would be desirable to reduce it at least twice more. In this respect, any simple lamp with a mechanical dimmer will Xiaomi Yeelight hundred points the odds, because there the brightness can be reduced to almost zero. Yes, in this case, the lamp life will be spent, perhaps faster, but it’s convenient. The Xiaomi so do not come out.

In the end, really nice features but, in fact, be used as a light source and a simple design, Bedside bit – is a timer to switch on and off the bracelet Mi Band in “sleep mode.” If you use such a bracelet, a bunch of work.

Conclusion Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside

Honestly, when I saw the presentation of Xiaomi, which was presented to the accessory, and then I was looking forward to its release, and the fact that he bought Yeelight, is indicative, I think. As a result, I’m disappointed. The mineral “chips” in Bedside nothing but sleep timer and communication with the bracelet Xiaomi Mi Band. Millions of possible colors? The main question – who needs it? If in the application it was ready “presets” with a pre-chosen color tones and brightness – yes, perhaps it would have been helpful, but not in its current form. Another disappointing moment for me – too high minimum brightness. At night, when I want to read before going to sleep or watch something on your smartphone in almost complete darkness, I finally easier to include the good old lamp from Ikea, setting the brightness lower than Yeelight, which shines too bright. And it was in this role I had planned to use this device. Even amateur translation of corporate applications into Russian successfully reflects the problem that the lamp would have to perform – “night light”. As a result, I Bedside installed on a pedestal and shine just for the beauty of amber, and next – a normal lamp.

Review table lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside

And yet – in the case of Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside situation with the resale prices of that to which we are accustomed to speaking about the products of this company. Worth 250 million yuan accessory on the official website, and if you order from online stores, it is expensive, averaging about US $ 60. I think it’s too expensive for a simple lamp with the ability to turn off the timer. The rest Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside – unremarkable accessory that the task lighting bedrooms handle is not exactly the best, but in some scenarios, and is worse than an ordinary desk lamp in one or two thousand rubles, which, besides, you can always change light bulb.

Review table lamp Xiaomi Yeelight Bedside updated: August 20, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis