Bedside lamps are often a staple in our bedrooms. There are multiple styles and designs that can satisfy your lighting needs from lamps that sit on night stands to free-standing lamps with lighting that can be positioned to your specific needs. No matter your current lighting situations, there is a good chance you could use a lamp that not only lights your side of the bed, but also one that can add a little mood lighting at the tap of your screen. The Xiaomi Yeelight is a bedside lamp that can offer all of the above and does everything it says it does for a fairly affordable price tag.
Physical appearance and size:
The Yeelight is a tall cylindrical built device that measures in at 11.2 x 5.4 x 4.9 inches. It weighs a mere 2.8Â Lbs making it exceptionally easy to move from room to room, or from her side of the bed to yours. all of which can be avoided if you buy multiple lights as you can pair and run more than one from your phone on the same app. The unit is powered by a relatively short power cable, roughly 3 feet. On the bottom, the Yeelight is sliglty elevated by a soft rubber ring that goes around the base. This helps hold the light in place as well as prevents any scratches on your beloved table tops.
The Yeelight app is free, but does require you to register for a free Mi account. Not a huge deal as it also helps keep the Yeelights firmware up to date with features from the app. Inside the app you will find a number of settings to help you get the most out of your light.
Lighting from the Yeelight:
You aren’t limited to controlling the Xiaomi Yeelight solely from the app, you can control it to some degree from the physical unit as well. On the top of the light you will find a power button to turn the light off and on with. You also have a smaller button to toggle between the various modes of the Yeelight. The outer ring is touch sensitive allowing you to adjust brightness on the fly by simply sliding your finger around the top.
As you can see, the Yeelight offers much more than just some basic lighting. A quick tap on the top can illuminate your room in the middle of the night with a soft, non-blinding light to help you find your way around. With over 16 million colors choices, you can easily find the right mood lighting as well as the right soft lighting to fall asleep by. During the time I have used the Yeelight I have found it to be rather convenient and fun to play with. Whether or not you believe that various colors of light have a relaxing effect or help you sleep better, the Yeelight gives you the full gambit to find out. Yellows and reds seemed to let me wake up better while blues in a dark room kept me calm. It could all be a placebo effect, but the fact remains that the light does a fine job at lighting. The Yeelight is stupid easy to set up, works as advertised and offers a lot of function for a fairly competitive price.
Interesting in picking a Xiaomi Yeelight up? Head to Amazon and snag one today. At the time of posting this they are listed for $69, but that price might change over time.