All Yeelight Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2020
I was reading on a polish smart home website last week where they mentioned that Xiaomi are planning on releasing an EU version of this hub this summer. Hopefully it will just be a case of them including it on the EU servers and then us being able to detect our chinese varients within the Xiaomi app, we'll see!
None, but if you are planning on buying devices that are only available in Europe, it won’t work...
What the risk with running from the China server. Can they heck into your system and control your devices etc?
Be careful I don’t think this is on UK/Europe server...
I do recall seeing ZigBee2MQTT but I wanted the easiest solution, seems a lot of extra steps required. I'm sure I came across something saying that these sensors can be directly connected to my HA on PI (albeit only a couple). Although, I'd be fine using the gateway provided it was easier to block it's internet access/only require it for initial device pairing (I think I read this somewhere but didn't know if anyone in this huge community would have first hand experience with it) (embarrassed)
this one has the motion sensor. i have 3 of them for 6m now. they are very good. i have one in each bathroom and one by the stairs. they light up at night when I am near." this one has the motion sensor. i have 3 of them for 6m now. they are very good. i have one in each bathroom and one by the stairs. they light up at night when I am near.
We have these and they're brilliant: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32871630638.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.62002fa9tVp0bD&algo_pvid=b3f9d75a-c228-41e2-b552-aa3c2d089567&algo_expid=b3f9d75a-c228-41e2-b552-aa3c2d089567-2&btsid=0ab6d69515916455432958526e22ca&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_
https://a.aliexpress.com/_dTSUhGK We have these (also by Xiaomi) and they work fantastically. Highly recommend. Paid £8.
That's kinda what I want. I want to put them in my room under the desk and stuff.
once its Once its dark enough for them to come on they then stay on until it gets light enough to trigger the light to go off again.
So picked up one for my TV room, well I just ordered 3 more for the bedrooms. THANK YOU! Works with Amazon echo with ease However be sure to pick up a CR2032 battery as the remote will need one.
Love the one fitted in my bedroom. Just ordered 2 more for the lounge. Great value. My stockpile of redundant Philips Hue bulbs continues to grow :( They were not cheap, but the light they produce is too feeble. Apparently these also work with Smartthings so I can automate them I mainly use voice commands these days anyway.
How easy is this to install? Does anyone have the installation instruction I could check?
Ordered this one as I needed more brightness for a larger room. Hopefully it is as good as on on the deal here https://www.tomtop.com/p-l3382-1.html
How much is the controller? As far as I remeber the controller is double the price
Although it's to be used to extend the YLDD04YL strip light, what's stopping you from getting the same controller on the YLDD04YL and having it as its own separate light?
No I just wanted to make sure I could do what I wanted with it before pulling the trigger, but at this price, might just go for it! Quality seems good and now I know I can turn off the light on the back it'll work for my application, thanks!
Don't need a manual. Self explanatory. Have you received the light? What are you stuck on?
Great thanks! If anyone manages to find a manual for this online, I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know. Yeelight site is useless!
Yes. Mine arrived yesterday. The top ambient light can't be controlled via Google/Alexa. Top can only be controlled with yeelight app. You can have the top ambient light either switch off/on with main light or independently. You can't save a scene if the main light isn't on.
Hi I can't seem to find this info (can't find a manual for this thing...) so hoping you can help. Is it possible to have the top light off completely and bottom on?
Mine arrived on the 3rd in the end and I have to say i'm impressed with them so far. Dont miss the RGB of my other Yeelight bulbs, and the filaments look as good as any of the other ones like Ikea etc. Fully controllable with Alexa, only gripe was they needed firmware updates which stopped half way through and I needed to re-add the bulbs back into the app.
Had notification that my order is now in this country. Anyone else received theirs yet?
Almost 12 quid for a light bulb are you people for real !!!
Had my yi camera despatched 2/3 days ago
What's happened to the other Yeelight deals? I bought quite a few some time ago when they were popping up for under a tenner, now the deals aren't even posted anymore?
Just as good and don't require a hub. I think you'll be impressed.
Class i use them with alexa and a smart plug.
Voted hot. Anyone know a decent smart light that works with hive hub? (that isn't hive?)
Thanks for the post got main strip with 1m ext but purchased another two meters. I cant resist a bargain especially one that by the time it arrives and I get the royal mail letter saying to collect from the sorting office I have forgotten what I have ordered.
Good advice. However if you wanted an official Yeelight, then they are bit more expensive. I agree with you that 'smartlights' are easily made with plugs, but it is still a completely different product.
Ha! Good to know.... I moved mine downstairs to hide the noise :) It did have a firmware update the other day... I have a feeling it's something to do with gaining/losing connection with itself/attached devices but there seems to be no way to turn those audiable notifications off...
Yes, also getting the same random beeps, nothing in the event log, nothing online. Hard to find much info on this hub at the moment.
Same happened to me. It woke me in the night as we thought it was a fault with the alarm system.
Soo... Anyone else getting random mysterious beeps from this? The good is that now all my light switches and sensors have a good connection/signal but the hub has started doing a single bleep randomly, often in the middle of the night/early morning. Can't seem to find anything online and there are no messages in the app?
I think I read that you have to be on the China server. All of my equipment is on the China server.
£63.87 From Germany Warehouse now including shipping. Only if I had a place or space for this lol
Thanks, really appreciate the response.
I'm certain it will reduce to 30cm or less, the hanging cables are pushed into the light unit to reduce their length and the power cable wraps up inside the ceiling unit. Light output is impressive, as is the ambilight colour output from the top. Biggest concern I have is the poor response, app looses connection as does alexa, this is in an area with excellent WiFi coverage. My other yeelight and hue lights have no issues. I've not spent much time investigating yet as it usually switches on a few seconds later(ambilight less responsive).
What's the max lumens?
Do you know if the drop is fixed at the 50cm minimum stated or can it it be reduced further and sit closer to the ceiling?
Good for you. But you're not the only one with tangible experience - I've been using them for years, and the others on the thread below have had the same problems with a different seller from the one I used. Whatever you might like to think, these items (purchased separately to avoid import charges) were not lost in transit - payment was taken, they were supposedly shipped, then the seller cancelled the orders - after shipping, which is clearly impossible: "Parcel Status Shipment: cancelled by seller" - no refund. The seller was XiaomiMI Store, which at the time of purchase had 4000+ good feedback. Others were using different sellers. I've since purchased from a different seller, and it's already in the UK, within 10 days, but the seller that cancelled without refunds (since obtained obviously from AliExpress) is still trading, still cancelling orders, and AliExpress - despite being asked to remove him - have done nothing whatever to remove him. AliExpress is like the wild west compared with eBay. You've been lucky, but that doesn't mean others will be. It needs handling with great care, and you need to keep a close eye on what's going on. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xiaomi-mijia-led-corridor-night-light-smart-lamp-for-666-delivered-at-aliexpress-xiaomi2-dropshipping-store-3306063?page=5#thread-comments
I have, it's called actual tangible experience. I know for a fact I purchase a lot more than the average consumer as I sell B2B and have been using Aliexpress / Alibaba for years and wracked up thousands of purchases. If you didn't get your item it's more likely been lost in transit than not sent at all. It's absurd to label the entire platform a nightmare, do you have any idea how many sellers are on Aliexpress? Millions. If you had a problem with a particular seller you would be better pointing out what store it was as that would actually be useful information.
totally agree, ebay is more dangerous than Alibaba/Aliexpress. I constantly get defrauded by indecent sellers trying to scam you for a quick few quid. Aliexpress is problem-free. And for this price, nothing can go wrong.
Ridiculous or not, in your view, it happened to a lot of people, including me. Check the other thread. Yes, you can get a refund from AliExpress, but it's more hassle, you can't claim before a certain time point is reached, and given that there's an apparently correct tracking number showing you'll have no idea that it's been made up by the seller, who incidentally had a very good rating. Before you start sounding off, maybe check your facts first.
What a ridiculous statement. If a seller doesn’t ship you something you would get a full refund from AliExpress. You can’t fake a tracking code to show delivered to your address and everything is tracked these days. I buy from AliExpress daily and have never had an issue that wasn’t resolved. I buy for business and have easily made 2000+ purchases. I’ve had more issues with eBay sellers than AliExpress over the years.
Update: Yeelight has serious issues with Alexa at the moment. There is a HUKD discussion here https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/yeelight-and-axela-3358841#comment-39318455 Edit: 13/12/19 Now working again
Bulb arrived in great condition. Works well with stock app - White light is nice- Set up on its own subnet so LAN mode can be enabled ;) . @mrsyao you are correct. Just tried to order again but code no longer works.
Seems code has expired?
Code still working. Thanks OP. Looking forward to automating this in Node Red.
The cross hair top right in the app, allows you to integrate multiple third party products, yeelight being one of those
Offers come up again , really tempted but if it's a 50cmdrop minimum it wont be of any use to me
Sorry mate, didn't get any feedback, will probably pick one up and give it a go, must be possible I'd think?
The 50cm drop is too much for me too. Did u find a work around?
I was wondering about this as well, looking at 25cm drop, is that possible with some modification?
Your lighting circuit should always have a lower current trip switch. It should normally be 5 amps. Your sockets should eithier be connected to a 13amp spur or a ring mains with a 30/32 amp trip
Was just about to buy some, not genuine tho?
Are these Xiaomi original? Mine arrived just now and the branding looks off?
If you get anywhere with this would you let me know please. Mine looks blanked off too and I cannot find anything online. Cheers.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/301851895453 Is what I'm thinking.. but there's hundreds of sellers out there...
Thanks, I wasn't looking at this specifically, just as an example. Rgb? Nah, white is just fine. Any suggestions?
Well from what you say, I'm not sure the lamp will recongnise you. :)
I'm really not sure what any of that has to do with my comment, but oh well! (confused)
It definitely pulled me in.😃 I've looked into these, and they're not motion sensor but have sensors that detect lack of light. Though not sure what a humanised plug-in is :/ :/
The PayPal option's still there - but not all sellers allow it. I bought some similar to these a few days ago, using PayPal, but chose a seller to enable me to do that - small $0.80 fee involved. No way on this earth that I'd give any card details to AliExpress.
Tell the truth and shame the devil
I've been considering one of these for a while. My research suggests it's just a simple two wire, and earth, connection. Here's a link to an image of the connections in the fitting. So it should be a straight swap for many lights. The only potential complication I can think of is if you have "loop in" light pendants, which I believe is most common modern pendant light fitting, where the lighting circuit connections, from light to light, are made inside the fitting. I imagine it would be an easy job to use a terminal strip to overcome the lack of loop in connectors in the light.
Is this straightforward (and safe) to get wired into UK wiring systems? I'd be worried about electricians running a mile if I showed them one of these!
Bought one of these and was looking for a pinout so I can wire it up without the need to buy the strip with psu, any ideas?
Added links in an older posts. The unit released now is better than mine as it now does wifi and alexa. Pretty cool when you say turn on. Also you can have a motion sensor so it comes on when you walk in. That's great for the plinth near the floor. High Sensitive PIR Motion Sensor LED Strip Light Controller 12V - 24V Automatic Infrared Sensor Switch For 5050 2835 LED Strip https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/pIBnnZf2
Cheers, that’s cleared it up for me! (highfive)
Just buy 3 metres it should be that length. You can always add and remove anyway. Just that you have to make sure you have enough power going to. It's more a problem when going over 5 metres tbh.
Thanks for this info. So it’s easy to add an extra metre rather then reducing ?
Yeah you'd have to wired it into the lighting circuit these aren't for domestic installation though unless you have have a drop ceiling in your bathroom?? I've installed similar before but you had to cut a square the same as the light out of the plasterboard then attach mounting brackets to the ceiling joints however it doesn't fit flush unless you have ~50mm of plasterboard.
Warm is gentle and easy on the eye, daylight is stark and unforgiving but great for precision work, neither is a dirty light. More importantly than the unpopular colour temperature is that it can't be fitted to a normal ceiling without constructing some sort of frame to fit it into.
Much of my home is lit with daylight (6500K), not for everyone but certainly nice. :D I'm finding more people moving away from warm yellow dirty lighting, YMMV.
You can make one of these from recycled old laptop screen- tutorials are on youtube
I use 6500K at home, very rarely do I use warmer than 4000K, anything warmer looks dirty to me these days. I'm finding a slow move towards daylight, supermarkets are dragging their heels, probably due to the British public inability to accept change. :)
Fine but they still don't want to cut holes in their ceiling to fit them!
*in your opinion. Look, everyone has there preferences. If you don't like them, then you don't like them, i'm not trying to persuade you to replace all of your lights with higher kelvin ones, i'm simply pointing out that homes DO have lights of this colour temperature and it can (and does) suit some rooms/people very well.
Showrooms and offices yes, houses no... I had a 6000k daylight lamp years ago and hated it after dark. It messes with your circadian rhythm. Best scenario is a light in the kitchen that's 6000k during the day but no more than 3000k after dark.
Au contraire, as i've mentioned you WILL have seen them in showrooms etc. It's common practice, especially if you look at under counter lighting, the majority of which usually comes in 5500k - 6500k. As i said, i have them in my home in kitchen and bathrooms - as do a good number of people i know. At night it creates a daylight-light which i think most would prefer - esp. in the kitchen - by far from "freaking you out" (lol)
is there much difference between the light shown on this page and this one https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32966207327.html ?
Oooo I like this
A Xiaomi Gateway with Zigbee button should do it. The pack in the UK which comes with Gateway, 2 x PIR Motion Sensors, 2x Door/Window Contacts and 1 Wireless switch is around £60
Any physical wall switches compatible with this for visitors without access to the app?
This looks nice but it's a shame the shortest height is 0.5m as I have low ceilings. I'd need it to go right up to the fixture. I wish they did a colour version of their round dish light as I could use that.