Budget smart home lights can transform your house on the cheap, and here’s how to setup Google Home, Alexa and Apple Homekit compatible bulbs from Yeelight. I’ve reviewed a lot of smart bulb tech and Xiaomi’s ecosystem smart lighting are among the best. These budget friendly lighting solutions are affordable compared with Philips Hue, LifX and other options, yet I found the Yeelight bulbs easy to setup and just as feature-packed. No bridge is required and these Xiaomi lights are compatible with Google Home, Apple Homekit, Alexa and other home assistants.
Yeelight offers a huge selection of smart home lighting solutions, and these new bulbs will be available via Amazon from Jan 25 here in the UK. Check out this link for a giveaway:
We start with the ceiling bulb, MultiColor M2, which is super-bright and offers a rainbow of different hues. At $20 a pop, these are the most budget-friendly smart lights I’ve ever setup and reviewed. So far I’m very happy – the Yeelight bulb looks and feels good quality, responds as expected on Google Home, and has all the standard featured including scheduling, presets and so on.
The LED light strip is also a winner, offering up to 10m in length if you join them together. You’ve got physical controls as well as the usual app support, and voice commands via Google, Apple and Alexa.
Check out my reviews of other Xiaomi gear including their latest phones, smartwatches and other gear.