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Xiaomi Yeelight Meteorite connected ceiling light test: design, affordable and compatible with Jeedom.  - Home and Automation


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Xiaomi Yeelight Meteorite connected ceiling light test: design, affordable and compatible with Jeedom.

Xiaomi Yeelight Meteorite connected ceiling light test: design, affordable and compatible with Jeedom.

Design

Very complete functions

Quality lighting

Compatibility with external home automation systems and voice assistants.

Yeelight is now well known here as a connected lighting specialist. In terms of product quality, the company could easily be compared to the famous Philips Hue lights. However, with much more affordable prices and often features that go a little further. This is again the case of the ceiling lamp that we are going to discover here, which bears the sweet name of Yeelight Meteorite, or more soberly the reference YLDL01YL.

We had this type of ceiling light in our dining room, working with small LED bulbs:

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But I must admit that Yeelight lighting design has been watching me for a while. With the recent price reduction, I couldn’t resist: p So I suggest you discover this Yeelight Meteorite ceiling light and its installation.

I. Discovery of the Yeelight meteorite

Like most Yeelight products, the Meteorite ceiling light came directly from China. Rest assured that the assembly is perfectly protected by polystyrene wedges:

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Once the package is unpacked, the content is relatively simple: the ceiling lamp, delivered in two parts, two steel cables to connect the two parts, two screws accompanied by their plugs, and a manual translated into English (the official notice is only in Chinese).

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The smallest part (48.4cm x 5.4cm x 2.05cm) will be the one that will be fixed to the ceiling, while the longest part (90cm x 7cm x 4cm) will be the lighting itself, suspended from the ceiling using steel cables . The set is a mix of aluminum and ABS plastic, which gives a weight of around 1.7 kg. Everything exudes quality, which is no longer surprising from this manufacturer.

The instructions are not very clear on the operation of these suspensions, but the installation is not very complicated: the end of the lighting side is inserted into the two small metal “pins”. It is necessary to press on the top of the pin so that the wire simply goes inside. No need to cut it, we insert the unused length into the lamp. When you release the end of the pin, the wire is locked. The other end of the cable simply screws into the built-in screws at the top. Therefore, the height of the lamp can vary between 50 cm and 1.50 m, which will leave room, even for those with above-average ceilings.

The electrical connection between the two parts is made by means of a small plug, the length of which can be adjusted by winding the excess inside the upper part. Quite a well thought out system!

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The connection to electricity is done in the traditional way, by means of a domino integrated in the ceiling:

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The LED lighting is therefore located in the lower part, the longest, as we have already said. Here we have 280 white LEDs, capable of varying in intensity but also in white temperature (warm white to cool white, that is, from 2,700 to 6,500 K).

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However, the upper part of this lighting also has 14 LEDs (7 at each end), capable of changing intensity but also color, to illuminate the ceiling and illuminate the room by reverberation. This is the “Ambilight” or “Ambiance” system.

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We will see later what this contributes to a situation.

When everything is up and running, the ceiling light consumes 33w, which is very reasonable for a light of this size!

So let’s move on to the installation without further ado.

9.4
Total score

This Yeelight Meteorite ceiling lamp will be perfect to illuminate a dining room, a kitchen island or, why not, be used in a restaurant room. Very nice, with a lot of design, it offers full functionality and, of course, quality lighting. Best of all, it can be integrated into other home automation systems.

FOR

  • Design
  • Very complete functions
  • Quality lighting
  • Compatibility with external home automation systems and voice assistants.

VS

  • A little bulky? We will reserve it for a dining room for example.

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This article was translated from this source written by

Cédric Locqueneux

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