HomeKit Weekly: Yeelight offers a beautiful lamp with a HomeKit bulb included

Yeelight is an underrated HomeKit vendor. They produce a variety of products at extremely fair prices. The company's lamps avoid the dreaded “No Response” phenomenon. Many HomeKit vendors do the same. This unique set includes a sleek floor lamp that's perfect for the bedroom, plus a HomeKit light bulb.

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Unpacking and setting

The Yeelight comes in a fairly compact box, which is great since the lamp is quite tall when assembled. Remove the protective plastic from the light body and then screw each piece together. The off/on switch is built into the cord, but since you'll likely be using HomeKit, you'll probably turn it on once and leave it alone. This is a standard lamp without the HomeKit bulb included in the box. If you ever want to use it outside of HomeKit, you can easily do so.

Unpacking and assembling the lamp will take about ten minutes (take plastic scissors). The included HomeKit light bulb is for this model. If you already have the lamp you want to use, you can buy it for much less. The combination of a lamp and a light bulb would be a great gift idea. The bulb has HomeKit code built into it, so it's great for future use, but luckily, it also includes it in the manual. Screw the bulb into the lamp, plug it in, turn it on, wait 10 seconds, and then scan the QR code in the Apple Home app. Once it's added to your network, you can select a room, name the device, and view the automation options available. As for lighting, the lamp allows you to adjust the temperature from soft warm white to cool daylight, or choose from over 16 million colors to customize your own. However, the built-in HomeKit options covered everything I was looking for.

To summarize

Overall, the lamp represents represents great value when compared to the quality of a regular lamp, the reliability of a HomeKit lamp, and the individual packaging, making it a great gift idea for those who love HomeKit and are going to college, buying their first home, etc. The lamp offers many color options and can Easily used with HomeKit automation systems to turn on at night or when motion is detected by the HomeKit motion sensor.

Buy Yeelight lamp and light bulb on Amazon.

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