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Yeelight Version 2 Review - RGB LED (YLDP06YL)

by 28. September 2018
The 2 version of the smart Yeelight RGBW LED lamp is available now! In addition to a redesigned design, the new generation of the Yeelight LED bulb promises a higher luminous flux, while at the same time reducing standby consumption. Whether that actually applies, you will find out in the following test report!
Overview
Manufacturer/Model

Yeelight

Product

Yeelight YLDP06YL

Specifications

Lamp
Brightness: 800 Lumens
Color temperature: 1700K - 6500K
Performance: 10W (standby ~ 0.5W)
Lifespan: 25000 hours

App
* Brightness control
* Color Control
* scenes
* Light Group Administration
*Timer

other
Connection: WiFi
Smart Home:
* Amazon Alexa
* Google Voice
* Apple Home Kit
* MIJIA
* Tasker
* IFTTT

Material: aluminum and polycarbonate
Size: 7.20 x 7.20 x 19.50 cm
Weight: 430g

First impression of the Yeelight V2

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The Yeelight Smart LED is a smart home lamp from the manufacturer "Yeelight", a Xiaomi subsidiary mainly focused on home lighting. As one of the first internationally available Yeelight products, the smart LED lamp has one extensive upgrade experience. In the following test we compare the new Yeelight version 2 directly with the first version 1 of the cheap Philips Hue alternative.

Design, workmanship and delivery

The design of the pear has been redesigned. Yeelight said goodbye to the gray aluminum case. Instead, the 2 continues. Generation on one modern, in neutral white held case with check pattern, Different furnishing styles, the lamp adapts perfectly. The LED lamp is available optionally with an E27 or E26 socket, The processing is not objectionable. Of the What's in the box is not worth mentioning and includes only a manual in addition to the lamp. A lamp socket adapter is not expected to be included.

Yeelight LED V2 with E27 socket in white

commissioning

The commissioning It's easy to use and does not differ from other Yeelight products with WiFi connectivity. To use the smart features of the Yeelight V2, you need the Yeelight app, This is available for both Android and iOS mobile devices in the respective stores. Within the app you choose the setup of a new device. On Setup Wizard understandably leads through the respective furnishing steps, within which the bulb is connected to the WLAN. You should make sure that you are using the device used in the setup in a 2.4 GHz WLAN (not 5 GHz!), Since the data transfer of the wireless access data otherwise is not possible.

Yeelight V2 specifications

Luminous flux and consumption

According to Yeelight, there is an upgrade in terms of luminous flux and power consumption. Instead of 600 Lumens (Generation 1), should the luminous flux of the new generation 800 lumens be. The comparison test shows only a slight difference in brightness, which is barely visible when viewed with the naked eye.

Yeelight version 1 and Yeelight version 2 in comparison

Left Yeelight V1 / Right Yeelight V2

Striking is one slight color deviation in the dark shades. Here, the 2 version shows a significantly high proportion of white, which is why colors really seem washed out. In particular, the red representation is visibly affected. However, according to Yeelight, this is just an error in the firmware that will be addressed in future updates. The color temperature lies between 1700K and 6500K, The manufacturer does not give information on the color rendering index (CRI).

RGBW Yeelight LED bulb

The input According to Yeelight, 9 Watt has risen to 10 Watts. The slightly increased power consumption is traceable and shifts depending on color and brightness between 2 and 10.3 watts, Not understandable is the promised by the manufacturer, low ausfallende Power consumption in standby, which should have dropped from about 1.2 watts to 0.5 Watts. Several test measurements resulted in one increased power consumption of 1.3 watt in standby, When asked, Yeelight explains the increase in standby consumption by completely overhauling its internal architecture with the Apple HomeKit integration. Finally, it would have been necessary to decide on new components that have a higher power consumption. The lifespan is specified with 25000 hours.

Yeelight V2 VS. Yeelight V1

Left Yeelight V2 / Right Yeelight V1

Smart app control

The already mentioned Yeelight app is the control center of all Yeelight products. Features of the app These include remote controlled and time-controlled on / off, a free choice of brightness and color, an individualized color change and various scene modes, such as a fall asleep, wake-up or party mode. On inputs via the app, the lamp reacts only slightly delayed. Control signals are received directly from the Yeelight bulb Yeelight servers, which inter alia in China, Singapore, the USA and also in Germany are located. If the Yeelight V2 is integrated in a WLAN with Internet access, it communicates constantly with the respectively assigned server and is therefore remotely controllable, such as the mobile network. What on the one hand sounds practical, can definitely security risk be, because the remote access is not off!

A Voice Control is via Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant intended. Through the Alexa app, the Yeelight bulb was easily integrated in the test and also controlled. A support of the Apple HomeKit platform will be added later with a future firmware update, which should appear only in the fall of 2018!

Yeelight Smart Home Integration

Price Comparison

Price history

Current prices

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1-5 working days
19,80€
Buy geekbuying
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23,39€
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10-30 working days
25,89€
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35,91€
Gearbest
3-7 working days
36,94€
Gearbest
3-7 working days
39,09€

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Price history

Current prices

Banggood
10-30 working days
15,89€
Gearbest
10-30 working days
16,70€
TOMTOP
10-30 working days
19,94€
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10-30 working days
20,69€
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34,62€

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Final Words

rating
Positive

Beautiful design
Good workmanship
Easy commissioning and operation
Scene modes
Free color selection
Alexa and Google Assistant control option

Negative

High proportion of white in (dark) colors
Delayed Aplle HomeKit integration
Standby consumption

First impression
8.5
6.2
application
9.0
9.0
Design
8.5
7.7
Features
8.0
8.5
usability
8.5
8.5
everyday practicality
9.0
10
power consumption
8.0
6.0
Summary

The biggest upgrade has been the Yeelight 2 design version. Due to the simple white housing, the LED lamp adapts to a variety of interior styles. At the same time, the lamp has to contend with some teething problems. Striking is above all the increased proportion of white within the color representation. The increased luminous flux from 600 lumens to 800 lumens is hardly noticeable, but nevertheless ensures higher energy consumption. The same applies to the standby consumption, which is not as promised lower, but even slightly higher.

If you are faced with the choice of whether it should be the Yeelight V2 or the older V1, you should decide on the design alone. The Apple HomeKit integration, which in turn could speak for the new Yeelight generation, is expected in the fall of 2018!

8.5
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Ingo

Good evening, can I integrate the new Yeelight into my existing Philips Hue system? Second question: At GearBest there is also the YLDP05YL. what's the difference? Greetings, the Ingo

C0d
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C0d

I've got several of the old ones and two of them as soon as you dim them or change the colors. If someone has the new model, please give us a short notice if they still fiepen. Otherwise, I would be very pleased by the higher brightness and lower consumption.

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How do I connect the Yeelight with Homekit?