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Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp Unboxing and Review: After six months of use

Xiaomi has recently unveiled three smart lamps for the market, through its crowdfunding platform. We have already seen the Xiaomi COOWOO U1 lamp Review, which didn’t perform quite well to our expectations. This brings us to the latest Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp.

We have exercise this lamp for quite a while, and in terms of performance its a lot better than the COOWOO U1 lamp. The Xiaomi Mijia LED Desk Lamp comes with the modern minimalistic design and looks great. Lots better than the old one. The lamp comes with a single on/off button, and it also works as a brightness controller. The lamp is really great, and its integration with the mobile app makes it even more enjoyable. It looks like a normal table lamp but dont go on its design. It’s a feature pack lamp and offers a lot which a regular lamp can’t provide.

CHARACTERISTICS

Xiaomi Mijia LED Desk Lamp Specifications
Height : 445 mm
Width : 150 mm
Length : 445 mm
Brightness adjustment : Yes
Material : Plastic
Type of switch : Pushbutton
Color : White
Power : 6 W
Color temperature : 2700 – 6500 K
Luminous flux : 300Lm
Brightness range : 1-100pct
Color rendering index : 83
Lifetime : 25000 hours
Wireless support : Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 B / G / N 2.4 GHz
Supported OS : IOS 7.0 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher

PACKAGE

The box and lamp both come pack in a bright white color box. From the packing only it looks like a product from Xiaomi. While opening the box for the first time our heart skipped a bit, as it gives us a confusing situation finding where is the lamp. The lamp comes with so good packing it was impossible to detect it. You can see it by yourself. Leg in a firm stand.

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Top and base also come with additional protection.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

With the Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp, you will also get a BP of 12 V 0.5 A and an instruction manual.

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The charger plug with the power supply comes in a separate box.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

Lamp dimensions :
Length: 445 mm
Head length: 445 mm
Base diameter: 150 mm
Weight: 788 grams

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

APPEARANCE

The Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp comes in white color and follows the modern minimalist design. The lamp’s entire surface has a matte cover, and only the base part comes with glossy inserts.

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The headlamp and leg part of the lamp is made of by high-grade aluminum. The lamp not only looks weighty but it is weighty. It stands freely without any support. We have been using Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp for about six months now, and not only is single time it knocks off the table, with a sloppy movement.

Xioami product design always has something extra, and this time lamp has a rubber clothespin. It is there to hold the lamp while folding it.

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The lamp in folded state. It looks stunning.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

The lamp comes with an exposure of about 135-140 degrees. While using it, we never face any problem with it.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

The head of the lamp can adjust to any angle and doesn’t fold itself until someone want to do so.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

For physical control, the lamp comes with a wheel at the base.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

Swift press – turn on / off the lamp.
Turning the wheel – alter the illumination.
pushed and Turning the wheel – adjust the color temperature.
The Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp also comes with a unique feature, when you double press the wheel. It will make the lamp flash after 45 minutes. It is there to remind you to take some time off while working on the computer. For professional like us, who works a lot on computer, its a nice little thing to have.

The lamp as coming from Xiaomi is not smart, it’s intelligent as well. When you turn off the lamp in any mode and brightness, the lamp remembers it in the same mode and opens it in the same setting t was closed. Even if your lamp get disconnected from the network, it still retains the settings. Only in the case of drastically diconnection from the power, make the lamp memory reset.

Both the headlamp and foot of the lamp, integrates with each other using a metal loop. The power cable of the lamp is visible in bright orange color.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

Both the leg and head of Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp cannot rotate around its axis. Only the headlamp opens and only at specific angles.

From the base of the stand, you can connect it with the power supply.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

The reason behind stronghold of the lamp, is because of glue under the bottom base. You can also find a RESET button under the bottom of the lamp.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

The light from the lamp scatters due to the matt substrate under the LEDs.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

Smartphone application

The Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp being a product from xiaomi come with smartphone app integration as well.

For controlling the device, you can use the application Mi Home from Xiaomi. When last time we use the application it didn’t have these many functions which are available now. Now with the latest updates, it has greatly changed its appearance. Now the app comes with new functions and features.

From the latest update of the app, you can select the location of servers in other countries as well. We set the server for the USA, as with other countries the functions are incomplete, and the app doesn’t work quite well.

If you have never use the MiHome App, first you have to create an account for yourself from the app. Register and enter the password from the home Wi-Fi network and connect to the lamp. For first connection, you must keep the device closer to the router.

Modes

The Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp comes with the following modes of operation: “Custom” , “Reading” , “PC Mode”

The screen glows with the starry sky when the lamp is in off state.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

The right-most shortcut “Favorites” can use to store “Custom” mode .
Swiping up and down on the screen will change the brightness of the lamp. While swiping right and left shift the temperature of the lamp.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

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Lighting

Every picture is taken without using the camera flash. Maximum brightness
mode.

Reading
While reading the light shines very similar to daylight.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

PC Mode
PC mode is primarily for a user like us. It protects your eyes while working with your laptop.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

There is also a special button, to turn on the “Pomodoro” mode. When you switch it on, it will make your lamp flash after 45 minutes. It’s a reminder to take a break after working a long time with the computer.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

From the advance setting on the top, you can turn on the child mode of Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp. It will make the color temperature of the lamp within 2700-4000 K.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

The timer function of the Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp lets you set off timer for the lamp.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

The lamp also let you set a button action by double-clicking on the screen of the app. You can choose function according to your preference from Promodo mode, off timer and turning on your favorite light.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

You can also set a default setting to turn on the lamp on the exact same setting.

Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL LED Desk Lamp

Comparison with other LED lamps 

From the physical point of view, the Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp, is tallest among all the lamp we have at our place.

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Brightness in comparison with other LED lamps
As a picture can’t convey little difference in the degree of brightness, we will let you know about it. According to us, the Xioami is brightest among all the lamp we have.

Conclusions:

I love LED lamps primarily because after them when working at a computer, my eyes feel noticeably lighter and We love the LEDs lamp because its really good for your eyes. If you are spending a lot of time with your PC, a lamp is a must-have device. While working with the Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp, my eyes feel noticeably lighter and not so tired in contrast with a regular desk lamp.

For the app, we didn’t use it quite often. Most of the time lamp is near to us, so its lot more comfortable to use the wheel of the base, rather than going back to the app to use it. The wheel has most of the functions that are available with the app, so we find it better to se the wheel only.

Pros:

  • The Xiaomi Mijia MJTD01YL Lamp comes with modern design and looks great.
  • The lamp surface comes with the non-marking white matte finish and does not collect fingerprints and dust on itself.
  • The Xioami lamp is brighter than the most of lamp available in the same price range. It also lets you brighten a large surface area.
  • The lamp due to minimalist design (the thin legs and head) takes up very little space and can be easily folded and stored in a small place.
  • Craftsmanship is also very high.

Cons:

On the Cons, the only thing we can find is the Chinese plug. If you don’t have any plug converter, you have to get one. It could have been nice if we could rotate the lamp head in any direction. Anyhow after the six-months of use, we started turning whole lamp if we need to change the course of the light.

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Piyush Sharma

Computer engineer addicted to latest technologies. Current chief editor at xiaomitoday.com. Each day that passes his love for technology grows and grows to the point of not being able to live without it.

2 Comments

  1. This really helped me! But I have a question.. is the led switchable? Like, someday the led won’t work anymore, so could we switch the led? Or they don’t sell this?
    Thank you so much

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