Huawei is the latest company to dive into the market of smart lifestyle with the Huawei Smart Light Bulb. Its first series of the lightning product recently launch in Shenzhen on August 28. We are going to take an insight into the first three products selected by Huawei. As a product from Huawei, we have huge expectation from the intelligent LED full-color bulbs. So let’s find out how its better from the same type of full-color bulbs available in the market, and is it worth your money?
We have taken five different aspects of technical parameters, appearance, materials, heat dissipation and application into consideration for testing. We have also compared it with Xiaomi Yeelight which is already available in the market to learn and differentiate between both of them.
The parameter comparison: small head, big energy
Huawei’s choice of full color light bulbs
|Specifications||Huawei Smart Light Bulb||Yeelight Color bulb|
|Input Voltage||AC220V 50HZ||220V 50HZ|
|Color rendering index||80||–|
|Way of Communication||IEEE802.11b/g/n 2.4G||IEEE802.11b/g/n 2.4G|
|Life||25000 hour||25000 hour|
|Color adjustment||1600 million colors||1600 million colors|
Difference between the appearance of Huawei’s smart full-color bulb (right) and a Xiaomi Yeelight bulb (left).
Design: hollow design VS traditional design
From the first look, you can judge the design of the Huawei Smart Light Bulb is entirely different from the traditional light bulbs. The whole bulb comes with a four-stage design. The upper part of Huawei Smart Light Bulb comes with E27 lamp head, which is familiar with all home bulbs. The middle part is somewhat different and comes with the hollow design of polycarbonate material, which is very easy to develop. The hollow design of bulb provides better air convention for better heat dissipation and extended service life.
The bottom part of the bulb has a high-transmission PC cover, which is the illumination part of the bulb. It is tightly integrates with the bulb to provide mainly heat dissipation. We will talk about it later.
Huawei’s choice of full color light bulbs
The Xiaomi Yeelight bulb comes with the three-stage design. The upper lamp head is a regular E27 lamp head. In the middle, you can find a plastic-clad aluminum construction with a ribbed design and heat dissipation capacity. The bottom part of the Yeelight bulb is a make of high-quality poly-carbonate material.
A Xiaomi Yelight full color light bulb.
The flame retardant level of the lampshade comparison:
LED color bulbs are entirely different from the typical LED bulb, and there are many components in color LED which you can’t find in a regular LED. This makes the color LED grow in size as compared to other bulbs. However, big size comes with their own set of problems. A great color LED bulb must have heat dissipation integrates into the design. With the flame retardant good enough to avoid any fire when bulb being used for a long duration, as the self-ignition cause by heat is a big problem with LEDs. We have set combustion analyzing tests on the surface materials.
The right side is the hollow of Huawei’s smart choice bulb, the left side of the solid is a Xiaomi Yeelight bulb.
Both the Huawei smart LED and Xiaomi Yeelight LED lampshade are made up of high-quality poly-carbonate material. However, the Huwaie smart LED bulb material claims to meet V0 flame retardant standard. While on the other hand, Xiaomi Yeelight has no specific standard mentioned by the manufacturer. The plastic flame retardant grade gradually increases by HB, V2, V1, and V0 standard.
The V0 is the highest standard for flame retardant of indoor civil products. We have conducted the test by subjecting the bulb for burning test three times and for 10s each. If the subject’s flame is extinguished within the 30s, and without any burning then the product will pass the test.
Three consecutive 10s constant flaming experiments were carried out on Huawei’s selected full-color bulbs and a brand of Xiaomi Yielight bulbs. The test material and reports are as follows:
Left: Huawei Smart Light Bulb, right: a Xiaomi Yeelight light bulb
After first 10s ends, as given below.
Second 10s ends, as given below.
Third 10s ends, as given below.
1. Huawei Smart Light Bulb completely dominate the test. There are no flames and dark flames in the three consecutive combustion tests. Huawei Smart Light Bulb has indeed attained the V0 flame retardant standard.
2. On the other hand, when the Xiaomi Yeelight bulb shell is tested for the third time, there is a flame. Followed by dripping, which poses a safety risk.
The hollow honeycomb design of Huawei’s smart bulbs and the heat distribution of a brand of Yielight’s plastic aluminum are external heat distribution. Then look at what makes their internal heat dissipation different.
On the left, there is Huawei’s smart full-color bulb, and on the right there is Xiaomi Yeelight full-color bulb insights.
For the internal heat distribution, Huawei has brilliantly selected ceramic heat-dissipation technology for their bulbs. The LED chips are directly connected to the ceramic heat bowl. Without an actual PCB, the heat distribution efficiency is higher.
The other model uses the traditional heat distribution method. The PCB of the bulbs has LED chips directly attached to them. The thermally conductive silicone is attached to the heat sink. The thermal conductive silica between the LED and the heat sink improve the thermal resistance.
The thermal resistance is the sum of the thermal resistance of different factors. The structure of ceramic heat distribution is simple, but it causes the weakening of the structure of Huawei’s intelligent light bulb far less than the thermal resistance of the traditional light bulb structure commonly seen on the market. The heat generated by LED will be more rapid in such cases.
The heat is generally transferred to the heat sink, so the external temperature remains high with the bulb.
It is transmitted to the heat sink, so the external temperature is high. The aluminum structure has a plastic layer inside. Since the thermal conductivity of the plastic itself is very low, we feel that the temperature of the lamp body is not high. In fact, the temperature of the inner aluminum layer is very high, and the probability of component damage. Bigger.
The intelligent age:
Regarding design, Huawei Smart Light Bulb comes fully packed with the latest technology. However, does it have latest features and most importantly is it playable? After all, the most important thing for consumers to buy smart products is experience, experience, and experience!
Next, we have compared the comfort and fun of use.
The connection of both the smart bulbs is pretty simple. The main point to take in the notice is that both bulbs must be connected to the same network through the mobile phone and the bulb for taking into use. The configuration of both the bulb easy as well.
Left: Huawei selects the full-color light bulb configuration interface, right: Xiaomi Yelight light bulb configuration interface
1. function control interface
Left: Huawei comes with the full-color light bulb operation interface. Right: a Xiaomi Yelight light bulb operation interface.
From both, the pictures above it is quite clear that all the functions of Huwaei bulb are smartly displayed on the smartphone screen for all the operations. This makes the usage of operation interface more instinctive. All the operation of Huawei LED is divided into two parts. The upper part contains the functional area, and the lower part holds various preset modes.
The Xiaomi bulb operation logic is somewhat similar to Huawei’s bulb. The XIaomi application uses the enrogmic design and has minimalits operation interface. The most common use function such as switch and daylight is present at the bottom, and some timing functions are hidden in the menu above.
2. color adjustment
Huawei Smart Light Bulb color adjustment interface.
Xiaomi Yelight bulb color adjustment interface
The Huawei Smart Light Bulb comes with 16 million colors-adjustment. It gives power to the user to select any color of their choice. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Yeelight color bulb has a limited number of colors to choose from its preset of colors. However, Xiaomi Yeelight bulbs selected colors are rich in intensity and give a significant effect. Xiaomi Yeelight lag behind the number of colors it can produce, but the camera color selection function makes up for this shortcoming.
It is evident from the picture that the Xiaomi Yeelight bulb have vivid color reproduction as compare to Huwaie smart light. The Xiaomi bulb light is dark and have a strong color strobe. For the eye protection, Huwaei smart light is much better than Xioami due to its natural color display as bulb don’t cause any irritation while glowing.
3. Daylight mode
Huawei Smart Light Bulb comes with five preset modes of color temperature and a bulb color temperature balancing interface.
The Huawei smart light bulb’s different daylight buttons can select different color temperature as per your requirement. The interface has five preset modes available to choose from. It allows the user to drag progress bar and select color temperature of their choice. When comes to preset daylight buttons, Xiaomi Yeelight doesn’t have any dedicated buttons. The interface passes through a blank area with a slider in the main interface. You can slide the slider left or right to select the color temperature.
Both devices color adjustment method is simple, however, for those who are not familiar with color temperature applications, Huawei’s smart light bulbs are more comfortable to use.
4. Brightness adjustment
Left: Huawei brightness adjustment interface.
Right: Xiaomi Yeelight brightness adjustment interface
Huawei Smart Light Bulb brightness can be directly managed by pushing the brightness progress bar to control the brightness of the bulb directly. The Xiaomi Yeelight comes with control interface embedded on the main interface. You can just drag it up and down on the main screen to control the brightness of the bulb.
5. Timing function
Huawei Smart Light Bulb timing interface.
Xiaomi Yelight bulb timing interface
With the Huawei smart light bulb, you can manually set a timer, set the repeat mode, and switch the light on/off time. On the other hand, Xiaomi Yelight uses intelligent operation logic which is more consistent and user-friendly.
6. Countdown function
Left: Huawei’s smart countdown interface.
Right: Xiaomi Yelight countdown interface.
The countdown function of Huawei Smart Light Bulb intelligently selects the timing based on the switch of the light. It selects when to turn on the countdown or turn off the countdown which is very convenient. The Xiaomi Yelight countdown function is present in the third-level interface. Which makes it very inconvenient to use. Especially if you a are a night person, who often falls asleep while playing games or reading books. The countdown function is really practical and helpful.
7. Play mode
If the above functions are not enough, then we recommend you to look at the advanced gameplay functions available with Huawei’s bulb. Huawei Smart Light Bulb comes preset with 17 kinds of play modes for users and has the ability to save custom play modes as per user needs. The Xiaomi Yelight bulb doesn’t have these functions, which make Huawei a step ahead from Xiaomi.
The Huawei Smart Light Bulb comes with 17 modes of preset color modes. Moreover, there are two primary categories: like entertainment mode and lifestyle mode.
From the entertainment mode, you can change the color of the light bulb according to the different rhythm of the music and also to different scenes. Colors can be set analyzing the harmonious unity of sound and light, and will not appear abrupt.
This feature can be of great use if you are having a dinner date with someone special or just having party at home. With swaying lights and explosive music, what can be better?
Lifestyle mode is entirely different from the entertainment mode. This mode can be optimize for daily life scenes, such as work and reading. You can adjust the brightness and color temperature of the light bulb according to your requirement.
For example, when lighting get adjusts with the white light, it will make people calmer. While using warm light can be used to make people feel tired, let people fall asleep quickly.
In summary, Huawei Smart Light bulbs are more than a V0-class security protection level and a more advance ceramic cooling module than the same type of Xiaomi Yeelight. It has more advanced and user-friendly features for day to day use. When you really start to experience it, it will be very entertaining and a cool bulb to have at your place.
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