So you finally got yourself one of those fancy Smart Home Assistants, now all you need are some Smart Lights to pair it with! If you're new to smart home tech, looking for a compatible smart lighting system can be daunting. Luckily, Xiaomi has a highly compatible and affordable range of quality options for the desk, bedroom, home and office space.
To get you started, let’s take a look at some of the most popular Smart Lights.
Smart Desk Lamps
With a sleek design and premium appearance that makes it ideal for the modern home, the Mi LED Desk Lamp will fit perfectly into just about any bedroom or office. As the title of this article suggests, it is in fact a smart lamp meaning you can easily control and adjust its settings via the Mi Home app. You can switch between 4 different lighting modes, adjust the brightness and colour temperature, or switch it on or off. You can also do this manually using the knob that's on the lamp. The four preset lighting modes include:
- Focus Mode - Adopts the Pomodoro Technique, a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in 1992. It uses a timer to break down work into intervals to increase efficiency and add a sense of accomplishment.
- Read Mode - Prevents eye fatigue by adjusting the colour temperature to a neutral hue and a 100% luminance. Set it to Read mode and cram studying at three in the morning should be a breeze!
- Computer Mode - Ensures the colour temperature range is kept at 2700K, which reduces the amount of blue light entering the human eye.
- Child Mode - Ensures that the colour temperature doesn’t exceed 4000K, effectively protecting children’s eyes from potential optical damage.
Compared to the average lamp, the Mi LED Desk Lamp is also designed to produce higher quality light, dissipate heat more effectively, and reduce flickering which may be harmful to the eyes. If you or someone in your family spends a lot of time at their desk either working, studying, gaming, or drawing, the Mi LED Desk Lamp is eye-deal for protecting your eye health and getting stuff done.
Smart LED Light Bulbs
Colour your home with the Mi Smart LED Light Bulb in White or RGB. Create ambience or set the right mood with 16 million different colours and a wide range of colour temperatures and brightness. Want to warm up the feel of a room? Simply ask your Google Home or Amazon Alexa, or other Smart Assistant to change the light to a warmer tone. Want to set the mood for a date? Ask your assistant to change it to Romantic Date lighting (a preset mode on the Mi Home app). You can also sync the lights with the music if you're having a party, set a bedtime schedule for your kids, dim the lights without having to get out of bed, or automatically switch them off when leaving home. You can also program them to gradually dim so you drift off to sleep easier, and then slowly turn on in the mornings to help you wake up more naturally.
Another positive of these light bulbs is that they are highly energy efficient and hae a lifespan of up to 25,000 hours. That means if you were to have it on for three hours a day, it would last you up to 22.8 years!
Smart LED Ceiling Lights
The Xiaomi Smart LED Ceiling Light is designed for rooms up to about 25 square meters. Offering a maximum brightness intensity of 3000 lumens, it'll illuminate every corner of your room with bright, high-quality LED light. You can also adjust the brightness and colour temperature using the Mi Home app or use a voice command with your Smart Assistant to create the perfect mood and atmosphere for your room. The colour temperature ranges from 2700K (warmest) to 6000k (coolest). You can also turn the lights on and off from bed in this way too. The Xiaomi Smart LED Ceiling Light is surprisingly easy to install, enabling you to enjoy the best luminosity in your home with little hassle.
Smart Beside Lamps
Bedside lamps are naturally quite convenient anyway, as they're great for reading in bed and add just the right amount of light to get you in the mood for winding down. Xiaomi's Bedside Lamp 2 adds even more convenience! Now you can turn it on and off with a simple voice command when paired with your Google Home, Amazon Alexa, or Apple HomeKit; or adjust brightness settings, colour, and temperature via the Mi Home app. You can also use the touch sliding control on the lamp itself to manually make some adjustments.
The lamps entire body illuminates to provide soft, all-around lighting. Another feature we love is the good morning wake up setting. It'll wake you up like the morning sun - soft and gentle, it'll wake you up, letting the body rhythm keep up with the rhythm of nature. Even though it's called a bedside lamp, it's also a great option to have in the office, living room, and study too.
Smart Lighting saves you energy, time, and money, and is a must-have for a truly smart home. With how frequently you use lights in your day-to-day life, they're bound to add a tonne of convenience. Now you can just say “Hey Google, turn all the lights off,” without getting our of bed, or “Hey Alexa, dim the lights,” when you’re in ready to relax. You can even schedule your lights to turn on and off when you're on holiday to create the appearance of someone being home. Explore what your Google Home or Amazon Alexa can do with Xiaomi Smart Lights today!