A good bedside lamp is underrated. When you have a lamp that is On or Off, that is just the worse. You turn it on and the room is filled with bright light and you are wide awake. You want a lamp that you can set to 25% or different colors to wake up easier. Now with the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp we have found the perfect bedside lamp.
Introduction & Specifications
Finding a good bedside lamp is really important. You don’t want to wake up the other person in the room when you want the light on. I already own the Xiaomi Mijia Night Light, which is the best lighting I have. Can the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp give me the same experience?
|Voltage (V):||AC 100-240V|
|Color Temperature:||1700 – 6500K|
|Available Light Color:||16 million RGBW|
|Features:||Bluetooth, WiFi, APP control|
|Product Weight:||129.8 grams|
|Product Size (L x W x H):||10.00 x 10.00 x 22.10 cm / 3.94 x 3.94 x 8.7 inches|
The box is pretty big and I thought that the lamp would be smaller. The box itself is pretty standard from what we see from Xiaomi. There is a picture on front and some specifications on the back of the box. Everything is very minimalistic, which I really like.
Inside we see the lamp first. When we take it out we see a box with the charger and a small guide in it. It has a Chinese plug, so don’t forgot to buy a converter HERE. Now you can connect it without any issue.
Hardware & Design
The lamp is a little bit bigger then I expected but still way smaller if we compare it to our previous bedside lamp. It feels really good and it looks really nice in the bedroom. I really like the work they put into the device and the outcome of the product. The way to control the brightness and the modus are really smart and easy to operate when you are just awake.
How long does it last?
If we have to believe the specifications on GearBest, the speaker has a lifetime of 20000 hours! This means we can leave the light on for over 2,2 years and it still won’t fail! That is amazing and that makes it really durable.
Hopefully the light will work this long, but only time will tell.
How to set up
First you have to connect the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp to the power outlet (Don’t forgot the EU Adapter if you live in Europe). Once it is turned on, you have to press both the power button and the mode button for around 3-4 seconds. The Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp will flash in al colors first and then turn on with a bright white light. This means that the bedside lamp is reset to default now.
When you open the app and select the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp, the app will say you have to reset it first via the method above. When that is done, you can select your bedside lamp. Make the connection with the WiFi and wait untill the installation is done.
When that is done, you can play with the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp! Pick a scene, change the color of adjust the flow settings. Really nice!
On the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp you can do a lot. Of course you can turn it on or off using the middle button, which is the On/Off button. You can change the brightness by sliding from left to right or right to left. The brightness will increase/decrease when you do that. With the other button on the lamp, you can switch mode. This is way faster then take out your smartphone and change mode.
If you hold the power button for a few seconds, you will activate “Delay Turn Off” mode. By default the mode is set to turn off the lamp after 15 minutes. With this mode you can fall asleep with the lights on and not worry about them being on all night.
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I use the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp in combination with the Yeelight app. This app is super easy, has a Widget for Android and works better for smart device control then the Xiaomi Home app.
Besides the colors, there is another super handy and nice feature that the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp has. Here are some of the features of this lamp.
There are different preset scene’s which you can activte. For example you have “Sunrise”, “Senset”, “Night Mode” or “Party Night”. These are just some examples of the pre-set scene’s.
With just a press on the screen you can activate the different scene’s on the Yeelight app. This makes it super easy to have a romantic night, a light stand-by if you are scared at night or just have your room look super nice with one of the colors available.
Connect Xiaomi Mi Band 2
In the Yeelight App you can connect your Xiaomi Mi Band 2 to the lamp. Now you can leave the light on while you go to sleep. When your Xiaomi Mi Band 2 detects that you are sleeping, it will turn on the lights automatically.
I always leave a light on while I watch TV or read a book and when I feel like I’m falling a sleep, I wake up completely when I have to turn off the lights. Now that issue is gone using my Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp!
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Missing Voice Assistant
I do miss one feature that would make this bedside lamp a no-brainer for everybody. I would love to have the AI Speaker option in it. Just say for example: “Hey Xiaomi, turn off the lights” or “Hey Xiaomi, start the night scene”. That would make a big big difference in the bedside lamp world. I hope they will develop the AI speaker further and implement it in the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp 2.0.
I really like the design of the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp. It makes me think of the Google Home speaker but it misses the AI Speaker function, which would make this lamp 10 times better.
Overall I’m really happy with the design and the functions of this speaker. It is easy to operate via de lamp itself or via de app. You can set different scene’s and have it automitically turn off when you fall asleep. I (we) are really happy with the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp.
Read the manual of the Xiaomi Mijia Bedside Lamp HERE.