Hello Xiaomitoday fans, today we have Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl ceiling light for review. The latest device is the latest iteration to the Yeelight lineup of ceiling light series and arrives as one of the cheapest niches in the market. From the company positioning it is excellent for rooms of 10-12 squares, but we will check it in a room of 5 squares.
Type: Ceiling Light
Model: YILAI YlXD04Yl
Features: Eye Protection
Material: PMMA, SPCC
The proposed room size: 10 – 12 square meters
Space offered: Bedroom, cafe, hall, kitchen, living room, office
Product size (L x W x H): 26.00 x 26.00 x 12.00 cm
Product weight: 0.3600 kg
COMPLETE SET AND APPEARANCE
The Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl lamp arrives in an unremarkable cardboard box like most of the lights from Xiaomi.
The device characteristics, interspersed with hieroglyphs are on the back side of the box.
The lamp itself looks quite normal although the mailbox is a bit hit. It was sealed in a film and had another kind of cardboard shield for extra protection.
When we remove the protective film, a small plastic bag emerges from inside carrying three screws and plastic dowels. The Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl lamp has only two holes for fastening, but Xiaomi sends three screws.
There are also two pieces of plastic inserts with sticky bases. They work as a kind of sticker for attaching them into attachment points of the self-tapping screws to prevent dust and other mosquitoes or insects from getting inside the lamp.
Their fundamental principle of working is to close the mounting hole.
With even all the protection, this time the Xiaomi fails to protect the lamp during transport. As you can see from the picture below, the acrylic cover is pressed a little bit inside.
However, we are afraid that if there were no additional protection like in the form of a piece of foam, it would have been pressed even more, and perhaps it would not have been without cracks.
The Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl lampshade is made of rather a thick acrylic material. This shape not only allows to diffuse more light under the lamp but also to illuminate the ceiling.
The acrylic ceiling attaches to the main body with its grooves on the body “hooks” to the three metal pins of the base. You can easily connect or detach it by turning it a small degree.
On the metal counterpart of the Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl lamp, there are grooves for mounting it on the ceiling and a hole with a rubber spacer for pulling out cables.
As the lamp is not very smart, from insides it also does not represent anything super-technological. There are 15 LEDs of 0.7 watts each, with a fixed luminescence temperature of 5700 K.
The main terminal block is located on a dielectric substrate and is attached to the luminaire housing. This time for making the Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl lamp cost down, Xiaomi has abandoned the self-tightening terminal block.
Inside the plastic cover, there is a simple driver.
The diameter of the Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl base is around 21cm. Also, the distance between the mount is 16.5 cm.
Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl TESTS
For conducting tests, we set up the Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl light and connect it with the power source. Thanks to the peculiar plastic lens, LEDs scatter light a little bit more and do not just shine “beneath themselves”.
Also due to the acrylic ceiling design, it creates the effect of uniform illumination.
The Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl is a simple device with no color temperature adjustment, no brightness adjustment, its power is always at the same level is 9.6 watts.
We carry the small test in our waiting room, with a total area of 5 square meters. The installed wardrobe compartment already takes most of the area of the room. Before the Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl, the room had a regular lamp from the epicenter with a capacity of 20 watts.
Before that, we had a 10-watt lamp, but frankly, it seemed dull, and we had to go and change to a more powerful one.
Just under the lamp, the luxmeter shows 203 lux.
While testing our old lamp decided not to take off luckily Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl secured it in one of the holes.
The first thought, sunny. The Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl produces enough light, better than our old lamp, with a power of 10 watts. In general, everything is visible and bright.
The lamp will be enough for 10-12 square meters room as already told by the manufacturer of this light Xiaomi.
Luxmeter shows modest – 83 lux.
We did not know what led the engineers and marketers of the Xiaomi to release Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl on the market. It shines bright but misses in other compartments including WiFi, Bluetooth, and common motion sensor. However even with the lacking the device is excellent for 10-12 meters size room and saves on electricity. The lamp is also very suitable only for lighting a small pantry or as a variant of spotlighting in the corners, etc. However, there are other options available with Xiaomi which comes with more features more beautiful and most importantly are available in the same price bracket like Xiaomi Yeelight YLXD09YL
or Xiaomi Yeelight JIAOYUE YLXD05YL.
Xiaomi also has great lamps in terms of price/quality/functionality – but this one is definitely not from this pack. If you need a small and not expensive, then we would recommend going for this one.
Where to buy Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl?
The Xiaomi Yeelight YILAI YlXD04Yl Ceiling Light is available on gearbest for just $ 22.99 with coupon code: GBLED112803 .