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Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL Review: Sleep under the Stars

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As we all know that Xioami is vigorously expanding its wing in the smart home systems with the help of its different departments. Today we bring you one another gadget from the ecosystem of the smart home Xiaomi. This time we have the latest device from the Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL.

Yeelight
The Yeelight company has been an integral part of Xiaomi smart home ecosystem from 2014. Since then Yeelight has been actively developing smart lighting products. One of the significant recent development also include co-operating with teams of Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Yeelight offers the best coverage for intelligent home systems!

With the brand Xiaomi, the Yeelight has continuously produced dozens of different models of intelligent lighting, with millions of lighting sent to the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, America, and the Middle East.
Yeelight only covers more than 100 countries and many regions of the world.

All the Yeelight products come with CE, CB, UL, RCM, and TISI certifications to best meet the present needs and demands of today’s business.
The factor that separates Yeelight company from the rest lightning companies is the unique design and integration of advanced technologies to its products. Yeelight products use the Intelligent AI surveillance integrated into Wi-Fi devices, the latest technology, remote control, etc., that truly bring the change into your home making it smart.

In the quest for best, Yeelight products are laureates of the many international design awards. Some of the most prominent awards they have won include IF Gold Design Award, Good Design Award, IF Design Award 2017 and Reddot Award 2017.
Yellight devices are best when it comes to beautiful lighting products that allow users to imagine their own home with intelligent lighting!
The Yeelight company motto perfectly suits them: Look at the world in a new light, Yeelight!

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Specifications Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL

Features Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL
Manufacturer: Yeelight
Type: Ceiling lamp
Installation: consignment note
Dimensions, mm: d450 x 80
Type of light source: LEDs
Power consumption, W: 32
Color rendering ratio Ra: 95
Luminous flux: up to 2200 Lm (adjustable)
Color temperature, K: 2700-6000 (adjustable)
The lifetime of the diodes – 25,000 hours
Communication Interfaces: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
General characteristics
Voltage, V: 230 V
IP rating: IP50
Material: ABS plastic, metal
Color: white, white with stars
The area of effective lighting: up to 20 square meters
Control: smartphone, remote control, switch
Weight: 1.75 kg

 

Packaging

The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL arrives in a nice cardboard box with the company logo and name on the top. Behind the box, you can find the basic specification of the device. All the specifications of the device are written in Chinese, so will not be of much help. In general, the product is well packed, and there was no problem regarding the transportation and shipping of the device.
The size of the box measures to be around 54.00 x 52.80 x 10.50 cm and weighing about 2.95 kg.

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Contents of delivery:
To protect the light from possible damage during transport, the device comes with the protection of polystyrene foam. The protection is installed on the sides and ceiling of the box.
The content of the delivery package is as follows:
– LED ceiling lamp Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL, complete with a ceiling mount.
– Bluetooth remote control.
– A set of screws for fastening.
– Instruction manual, in Chinese.

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The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL remote comes in a minimalist design. It arrives in the same cardboard box packed in a plastic bag. The remote controller gets its power from a single element CR2025 cell, which comes with the remote. You can use the remote to turn on/off the lamp, adjust the temperature of the light, change the brightness, turn the day/night modes. For connecting the remote with the lamp, you have to hold down the “M” + “OFF” buttons on the remote when the light is turned on. When the remote successfully connects with the lamp, it will indicate it by flashing the LED on the remote.
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Xiaomi always provides the full package. For mounting the lights, it comes with a fixing set containing two plastic dowels and complete screws for them. If you have already installed the electrical box, the kit additionally provides two screws.iaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL

The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL creates the effect of “Starry sky“. On the white plastic, there are many transparent “stars” printed on the cover. The top ceiling comes with a diameter of 450 mm and height around 80 mm.iaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL

The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL arrives in a design of “mounting basket” with a quick release lamp. The outer basket is made of premium metal, about 1-mm thick and comes cover with long lasting powder paint.
On the back side of the lamp you can find the slip ring to connect the light with the basket.
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For disconnecting the Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL lamp from the basket, you have to pull the lever towards the middle of the lamp.iaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL

Installation

The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL comes with a design that takes minimal effort for the installation. We took nearly five minutes for installing the device. For mounting the light, you have to drill two holes, inject dowels and fasten the basket. Next, you have to clean the wires to 11-13 mm (as shown in the instruction manual) and connect the cables to the basket. Lastly, attach the lightning into the basket- now it’s all ready to shine.

We advise you to start installing the basket from the holes that are closer to the edges of the basket(as shown in the below picture). There were some cases where the user complains about the non-working of the lightning. However, it turned out they were fixing the basket wrong and on the holes that are nearer to the connector. If you set your Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL like this and over tight the screws, then the connector shift deeper plus more close to the ceiling. It makes the connection between the lamp and basket disappears.

If you fix the lights correctly, you can easily amaze your children with the “WOW” effect. The lamp performance as a Star sky”, is really unique. All the embedded stars, at different angle shine LEDs in different shades, it looks excellent live, and immediately you know your spend turns out to be worth it.

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Mobile applications

You can control the Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light from both the application from the manufacturer Yeeligh and the MiHome mobile application.
When you first switch on the lamp, it automatically detects the environment of MiHome. After selecting the Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light, you have to assign it the password of your WiFi network and add the device into the App.

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From the application, you can you can use the following features:
-“Start“- By pressing the start button you can on/off the lamp. When the lamp is in the off state, there will be a dark blue sky with starts on the screen.
– “Sunlight” – With sunlight you can preset the maximum brightness of the lamp.
– “Lunar sky” – With Lunar sky, you can set the minimum brightness for Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light.
– “Favorites” – With favorite, you can preset scenes according to your choice and situations.

For smoothly changing the brightness, you can make a swipe along the left side of the plug-in window. From swiping onward the top edge, you can adjust the color temperature. The color adjustment bar only opens up when you perform the swiping. You can make the changes in both “Sunlight” mode and the “Moonlight sky” mode. Whatever changes you make in the brightness and temperature of the colors, it gets automatically saved in the App.
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According to your location, there are different scenes available in the App including: candle flickering, tea time, cinema and blinking when notified.
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The following exciting scenes functions in these ways:
Sunrise – sunrise impression (evenly enhancing brightness for 15 minutes, can work as an alarm clock).
Sunset – sunset (steady drop in brightness for 10 minutes).
Night Mode – night mode.
Coffee Time – a warm, subdued light for easy conversation over a cup of coffee.
Movie – automatically dim lights for enjoying movies.
Reading – light mode for reading.
Candle Flicker – imitation candlelight;
Dressing – the maximum color rendering index (useful for girls while applying makeup).
Flash Notify – flashing three times under any condition (incoming call, etc.).

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From the settings menu, you can access the following options:
– Change the name of Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light, and location of the device.
– Check for any latest OTA update “over the air” firmware version.
– Controlling the lamp using your Bluetooth emulator remote control.
– You can also provide access to the lamp for other Xiaomi users.
– Change the on/off timer.

– Installation of scenarios for working with other devices of the Xiaomi smart home.
– You can also enable the automatic shutdown of the lamp and the time delay.
– For turning on the “Nightlight” mode, and setting the time interval for its working.
– While in the “default state”, the option to turn on the default setting or the last used mode is selected when the lamp is turned on from the physical switch.

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The Xiaomi at its best to make Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light an entirely smart device also integrated it with its Xiaomi MiBand. From the settings, you can enable the Bluetooth mode of the BLE gateway, and it provides other Bluetooth smart home devices with Internet access. When you connect the Yeelight YLXD05YL with Xiaomi MiBand bracelet, the lamp will automatically turn off when the bracelet detects that you are falling asleep.

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The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light can perform the role of “action” under certain conditions of interaction with another device of the smart home. Like if you have a smart camera at your place, the light becomes on when the camera detects any movement.

The Yeelight App have mostly all the features that you can get from the MiHome application. However, in Yeelight App, you will also get some additional functions like “Network Management”. With this feature, you can also control the Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light with the third party smart home applications, such as Domoticz and Google Assistant.

Contemporary working of the lamp with both Yeelight and MiHome is not possible. If you want to switch between the app, it is necessary to perform a reset (Reset) and connect the lamp to the desired program.
For performing the reset, you have to sequentially switch on / off the light for five-time by a physical light switch. Reset is indicated by flashing light.

Disassembly

The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL is very tightly assembled, and this also shows the built quality of the device. We could not remove the cover, its very tight and we didn’t want to break it.
However, after lots of effort, we were able to remove the top cover, and it looks like this from inside. From the below picture you can see the control board, LED panel, and an additional overhead diffuser for diodes.

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Exploitation

The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light is more than enough for lighting a children’s room with an area of 18 square meters, but you can also use it in your drawing room. Lighting quality, flicker PWM is absent.

The device is equally convenient to control from both the standard Bluetooth remote and by the smartphone application. The ability to change the light from coldest shades to the warmest and many already programmed scenes are really great. In the evening time, the device can use its direct function and at night as a nightlight. In the night, you can also set the night mode, in which the light shines with barely noticeable brightness of the glow.
The illumination level at the height of 1 m under the lamp is about 370 Lx.

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Verdict

The advantages of the Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light includes:
High-quality assembly with great unusual design (performed by “Starry sky”).
Quick installation and intuitively simple setup. No need to call an electrician for setup.
-A lot of ready-made light scenes in the MiHome application and the ability to add new ones.
Communication with other smart home gadgets.
-Ability to control the device with many devices (smartphone, standard remote control, physical switch).

The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light is an advanced smart lamp that is perfect for home lighting. The lamp left behind a feeling of high-quality, modern technological device. We are definitely going to recommend this product if you want to have smart and unique lighting at your home.

Where to buy?

The Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL light is available at gearbest for just $89.99.

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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.

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