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Original Xiaomi Yeelight E27 Smart LED Bulb - works with Amazon Echo! £9.71 @ Gearbest
Original Xiaomi Yeelight E27 Smart LED Bulb - works with Amazon Echo! £9.71 @ Gearbest

Original Xiaomi Yeelight E27 Smart LED Bulb - works with Amazon Echo! £9.71 @ Gearbest

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Wifi light bulb in white. Works with Amazon Echo and doesn't require a hub.

Download the Yeelight app (not the MiHome app as previously advised) and it works just fine

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Original Poster

No idea what's gone on here

Anyone had any experience with these?

Original Poster

aka80

Anyone had any experience with these?



Yep, I've got one of these and the multi light one. The app is ok, just don't use the Yeelight app as the Echo won't work with it. Get the Xiaomi MiHome one and you'll be fine.
Edited by: "EarlBarrett" 12th Jan

I just don't get smart lighting, I mean really, what's the point?

craigstephens

I just don't get smart lighting, I mean really, what's the point?



​control your lights from anywhere, anytime using any device.
full control of brightness/colour/hue.
set timers so lghts come on at set times or sunset etc
set lights to auto turn on as you come home/leave using geolocation, turn off when you go to bed/wake up.
lights flash when smoke alarm detected, flash a certain colour for text messages etc.
lights can be set to come on at random while away on holiday to appear as if someone home.

i'm sure there's more but think that should do.
Do people who have smart lights use any of those functions regularly? probably not.
Edited by: "learoy1" 12th Jan

Can you switch them off without the app but leave the switch on the lamp on.

I like technology, the wife doesn't. She would turn it off at the lamp, but when I come homeward and activate my geolocation it won't switch on..... Or am i missing something?

sbellseb

Can you switch them off without the app but leave the switch on the lamp … Can you switch them off without the app but leave the switch on the lamp on.I like technology, the wife doesn't. She would turn it off at the lamp, but when I come homeward and activate my geolocation it won't switch on..... Or am i missing something?



​ no. If you turn the power off at the switch, you will need to turn it back on before you can control the bulb remotely.

Pity it's not the bayonet fitting.

craigstephens

I just don't get smart lighting, I mean really, what's the point?



​It connects to your router & leaves a massive security hole to the outside world. Also talks back to China servers.

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migavupe

Pity it's not the bayonet fitting.



I picked up some of these : amazon.co.uk/dp/…ARG

tan159

​It connects to your router & leaves a massive security hole to the o … ​It connects to your router & leaves a massive security hole to the outside world. Also talks back to China servers.


In fairness it only leaves a security hole if it's poorly configured. UPnP can set up port forwarding automatically, which is great for some things ("Hey my brand new PS4 just works for online multiplayer!") but terrible for other things ("Hey my unsecured webcam can be connected to from the outside world!"). The solution is to disable UPnP port mapping, though be prepared for various services to be worse afterwards.

EarlBarrett

I picked up some of these : … I picked up some of these : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003GSK5O4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ACjEybK2YGARG


This don't fit all B22 pendants as the narrow section at the base isn't long enough. The IKEA ones are better if you have one nearby.

Just ordered one of these and the RGBW one, feel the need to use my Dot for something other than music...

nice. im trying to find a cheap "lamp" for one of these so i can put it in a perspex box I have to make a cheap hue type thing. Anyone know where i can get one?

Interesting concept this ..... :-)

does this need a hub to work with, like the Phillips had the bridge?

redduck

does this need a hub to work with, like the Phillips had the bridge?



Nope

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redduck

does this need a hub to work with, like the Phillips had the bridge?



Nope, the app handles multiple bulbs and you can set geofences up so they do stuff when you are in a particular area etc

learoy1

​control your lights from anywhere, anytime using any device. full c … ​control your lights from anywhere, anytime using any device. full control of brightness/colour/hue. set timers so lghts come on at set times or sunset etcset lights to auto turn on as you come home/leave using geolocation, turn off when you go to bed/wake up. lights flash when smoke alarm detected, flash a certain colour for text messages etc. lights can be set to come on at random while away on holiday to appear as if someone home.i'm sure there's more but think that should do.Do people who have smart lights use any of those functions regularly? probably not.



​sounds pretty pointless tbh. who really wants their living room flashing purple every time they get a text???

Does anyone know if these can some how work with IFTTT?
Are scheduled on/off times stored on the bulb itself? (i'd ideally like to get rid of the app once everything is setup)

Original Poster

The site above says they do work with IFTTT but I've not had a go of it yet.

Is this an 'ES' fitting? I need an SES bulb.

I have had Alexa for 2 months now, bought 4 TP Link plugs (when £16:49 at Argos), so I can switch on Lamps/Led Colour strips, a spare socket for Amazon Fire/chromecast and another for the Kettle.

Just had Hive installed (£183) so am waiting for those bulbs to be £13 or better again

Got Alexa plus 2 Dots, one dot linked to the KS Soundbar that was on here for £59 (now £170), the remote enables me to switch tracks so saved me £20 for a Fire remote. The other Dot is linked to my trusty 30 year old amp via The Bluetooth adapter which cost me £12:95.

The sound is superb through my amp via bluetooth.

Very handy to leave the kitchen with a cup a tea in each hand while asking Alexa to switch the LED's off.

Kettle is now always left half full with the switch down so I can boil it from upstairs.

The Hive central heating is probably the best smart addition so far. Water and Heating can be put on or off via text from anywhere in the world.

I'm hooked.

Edited by: "InTheKnow444" 13th Jan

I'm way more on board with these hub less lights. I already have lifx which I think is superior to hue and if I didn't have that I'd get these!

Don't think i could mix and match though....

learoy1

​control your lights from anywhere, anytime using any device. full c … ​control your lights from anywhere, anytime using any device. full control of brightness/colour/hue. set timers so lghts come on at set times or sunset etcset lights to auto turn on as you come home/leave using geolocation, turn off when you go to bed/wake up. lights flash when smoke alarm detected, flash a certain colour for text messages etc. lights can be set to come on at random while away on holiday to appear as if someone home.i'm sure there's more but think that should do.Do people who have smart lights use any of those functions regularly? probably not.


So basically for weed farms?

do these work with Samsung Smartthings HUB?

Original Poster

By the way, the Echo support has only just been added but mine works just fine with it.

Have a read through here if anyone is unsure.

forum.yeelight.com/t/c…105

can this be set up as a dawn alarm? I mean slowly come on at a pre-set time to simulate sunrise?

haslitt

can this be set up as a dawn alarm? I mean slowly come on at a pre-set … can this be set up as a dawn alarm? I mean slowly come on at a pre-set time to simulate sunrise?



Yes it can. It's called sunrise on ifttt

Original Poster

se23

Here's my set up with Yeelight https://youtu.be/3SaxSif5XO0



That's a great setup!

does this do multi colours? if not anyone know of a cheap wifi light like this one, that does colours? i like my mood lights haha

Original Poster

coldjim

does this do multi colours? if not anyone know of a cheap wifi light like … does this do multi colours? if not anyone know of a cheap wifi light like this one, that does colours? i like my mood lights haha



No, but there is multicoloured one on GearBest for £17 http://m.gearbest.com/smart-lighting/pp_361555.html

Annoyingly, this was only £13 last week so keep an eye on the prices changing.

Original Poster

coldjim

does this do multi colours? if not anyone know of a cheap wifi light like … does this do multi colours? if not anyone know of a cheap wifi light like this one, that does colours? i like my mood lights haha


It's back on sale at £14.98 - gearbest.com/sma…=21

Says £17.92 for me

EarlBarrett

It's back on sale at £14.98 - … It's back on sale at £14.98 - http://www.gearbest.com/smart-lighting/pp_361555.html?wid=21


Are these dimmable?

Original Poster

feelinghappy

Are these dimmable?



Yep

I have the multicolour one with ifttt and Alexa and no issues. you have to set the region to Singapore in the yeelight and enable developer mode but that's it. I can then say "Alexa trigger my light" with "my light" being the trigger phrase in ifttt.
I can't speak to them being secure or not but it works

My bulb has arrived and I've set it up with the mihome app and it's all working but I'm not getting echo to "see" it.
Any help please.
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