Price update: Yeelight LED bedside lamp 2 (YLCT01YL) for $39.94
Yeelight’s products have been a good and affordable introduction to the Smart Home for years. The first and second bedside lamps are also very popular with our team, now there is a new, more compact version. Is the Yeelight LED bedside lamp 2 just a mini version of the Xiaomi Mijia bedside lamp 2?
Technical data of the Yeelight LED bedside lamp 2
|Size||14,8 x 14,8 x 14,5 cm|
|Extras||App operation, dimmable, HomeKit support, Slider|
More compact design
The new Yeelight LED bedside lamp looks like you pressed the Xiaomi Mijia bedside lamp 2 a little bit together. The new generation measures 14.8 x 14.8 x 14.5 cm, while the old generation measures 20 cm in length, which is a good deal higher. Nevertheless, about 80% of the surface consists of semitransparent polycarbonate, which is also convex on the upper side. This looks much more modern than with the first generation.,
The base, which is probably made of plastic again, is held in a metallic grey. On the front there is a small round button, which can be used to switch the lamp on and off. If you hold it pressed for a long time, you can also change the light mode. As with the second generation, operation is via a touch slider, but there are now two of them: one on the left and one on the right of the base. The left slider changes the color temperature or the color in RGB mode, the right slider is responsible for the brightness.
Scope of functions
It is not yet clear how many LEDs are integrated and how many lumens the lamp offers. The second Xiaomi Mijia bedside lamp has 400 lumens and a total of 18 LEDs. The new generation requires a power input of 5V1A, i.e. 5W, which is permanently provided via the supplied power cable. The Yeelight YLCT01YL is also equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 LE and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi for connection to the smartphone and integration into the home network.
Of course the Yeelight App will be used again, but the lamp will not be listed yet. But in the Mi Home App it is already listed, where you can control it and integrate it into your own WLAN. So the lamp can also be controlled when you are not at home. You can adjust the colour and brightness, create scenes, timers and/or a schedule and add them to a room.
Like the previous generation, the Yeelight Bedside Lamp 2, the name in the Mi Home app, can be integrated into the Apple HomeKit. That’s why you can control it with Siri, for example, if you use an iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, you can also use the Google Assistant as an intelligent language assistant. The range of functions should therefore be the same as with the Xiaomi Mijia bedside lamp 2.
The Yeelight bedside lamp 2 doesn’t look like a whole new generation of the popular bedside lamp, but like a light upgrade, as was the case with the very first generation. Personally, I have the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp 2 at home, which I still like very much. It has now been redesigned under the Yeelight brand and produced even more compactly. If the functionality is really identical, we have to find out in a review, if you want one.To the gadget