Xiaomi is no longer just considered a mobile giant. Once again, it released a revolutionary product that proved too desirable for many. It was able to carve out a niche with its sub-brand Yeelight, producing LED bulbs.
While the Philips Hue Lightstrip costs $90, you can save more with the LED strip light from Yeelight. This only sells for $29.99 which is a third of the price of the Philips Hue Lightstrip.
The Yeelight LED ligthstrip measures at two meters, having the same measurements with that of the Hue. This comes with a power cable that has a single-button remote. The remote will help you toggle Xiaomi’s LED strip light product, but you can also control it with the help of the Mi Home app.
What makes this product special compared to the other similar products in the market? This can support 16 million colours and could go up to 140 lumens, giving the user the ability to light a wide area easily. This is made of soft PU; flexing or bending it is possible even around corners. The product is super easy to install too. All you have to do is peel off its adhesive tape which is found on the back of the strip and then stick this on desired surface. If two meters is too much for you, you can always cut the strip at specific sections. Its maker says that this product is very durable. It can withstand elements and has received an IP65 rating. The company made sure that you will be able to place this anywhere you want with its three meter long cable.
When the Hue was released in the market, a lot of people wanted to get their hands on it, but the price became a huge barrier. Some said that it simply was unreasonable. With the Yeelight LED lightstrip, those who weren’t able to buy the Hue might reconsider purchasing an LED strip light now that Xiaomi made this more affordable.
While some might say that $29.99 is still too much just for an LED strip light, it can be noted that not all manufacturers will let you control their products with the use of your smartphone.