In this article we’re going to review the smart ceiling light Yeelight YLXD01YL. Getting smart lighting in your house is an easy way to get started with home automation.
Smart lights allow you to perform “smart” stuff, like schedule the lights to turn on or off whether you are at home or not, control the brightness and tone, set timers and much more. You can control them with voice commands, using your smartphone, or using a regular wall switch, and you can even integrate them with your home automation system.
Where to Buy?
The Yeelight YLXD01YL smart ceiling light was kindly sent to review from GearBest and you can visit the product page for more information. The smart ceiling light is with a discount for the next few days, so hurry up.
You can save $15 on the Yeelight with the coupon code: CJPLZLED320
Here’s a list of the most important specifications of the Yeelight YLXD01YL:
- Color temperature ranges from 2700K to 6500K;
- Equipped with 240 OSRAM LEDs;
- Brightness ranges from 0.1 lumen to 2000 lumen;
- Lifetime: 25000 hours;
- Can be integrated with other services like IFTTT, Alexa and Google Home;
- Works with 220V AC (doesn’t work in US).
The Yeelight YLXD01YL came nicely packed in a really nice box (as usual with Xiaomi products).
It came very well accommodated with very thick styrofoam. Everything was in a very good condition.
The package includes the ceiling light itself, some screws to mount the light on the ceiling, and a Bluetooth remote control. You’ll also get a small instructions manual. My manual came in Chinese, but I was able to find the instructions in English. You can find the Yeelight YLXD01YL English instructions here.
The Yeelight YLXD01YL has a very simple, elegant and modern design. We personally love the white frame color, but there are other color frames: blue, red, and yellow. The ceiling light has a reasonable size with 32cm (12.6 inch) diameter. This design protects the lights from dust as well as flying insects.
The product consist of two parts: the metal frame and the LED light. The frame is very sturdy and all the materials are really high quality. The metal frame has two labeled connectors for the AC wires. You just have to press the red buttons and insert the wires on the holes – there’s no need to use a screwdriver or any other connectors.
Warning: make sure that all connections are done while the mains power is off.
Once the frame is mounted on the ceiling, you need to connect the lamp itself. Connecting the lamp is very easy. You press the lamp against the conector until you hear a “click” sound.
The lamp has a latch on each side that you need to press if you want to disconnect the lamp from the frame. Again, everything is really high quality and the finishes are just great as shown in the figure below.
The Yeelight YLXD01YL supports both Wi-Fi and bluetooth. It works with the Yeelight app or the Mi Smart Home app that you need to download.
It also comes with a remote control that allows you to control the light via Bluetooth. The remote comes with battery included.
A really interesting feature about this lamp is that it can be connected with the Mi Band, and can shut down automatically when it detects you are falling asleep. I personally use a Mi Band and this feature seems a really great idea.
The Yeelight YLXD01YL can also integrate with other services like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT.
The Bluetooth remote control and the Yeelight app allow you to turn the lamp on and off, adjust the light brightness, and tone. Additionally, you can also set the moon mode, that imitates the moon for a relaxing night environment.
Moreover, the application allows to to perform other smart tasks like:
- Set timers;
- Create modes or chose between preset modes;
- Set schedules;
- Activate developer mode to integrate with third-party services;
- Connect with the Mi Band;
- Update firmware;
To wrap up, we’re very impressed with the quality of the smart ceiling Yeelight YLXD01YL. It may seem an expensive smart light, but it’s really worth the price, because it’s high-end quality. The finishing touches are great, its design is simple and modern, and its frame is very sturdy.
Additionally, it’s rare to see both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in such smart lights. The remote control is a great addition and can be very handy if you don’t want to access the app every time you want to change some light settings.
The Yeelight app performs great! I have other Yeelight products and I can control all of them from the same place and even integrate with the Mi Band. The app is easy and intuitive to use, and allows you to play with several settings and controls. The Yeelight YLXD01YL can also be controlled using the Mi Smart Home app and integrate with other Xiaomi Home Automation products. Moreover, the developer mode allows you to integrate with third-party services like IFTTT, Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
Get your Yeelight YLXD01YL smart ceiling light now by clicking the product card below.
Note: at the moment there is only a 220V version of this light. So, it doesn’t work in the US.
We hope you’ve found the Yeelight YLXD01YL review useful. We have other articles about smart lighting you may also like:
- Xiaomi Yeelight RGBW Smart Bulb Review
- Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp Review (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth)
- Utorch PZE – 911 Smart Ceiling Light Review
- Node-RED with Xiaomi Yeelight RGBW Smart Bulb
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