Remember the Yeelight Bedside Lamp from 2015? Xiaomi released its own version today with a few upgrades but without the Yeelight branding.
The new Xiaomi Bedside Lamp (MJCTD01YL) is nearly identical to the Yeelight lamp (XMCTD01YL). The dimensions are the same but the new one is a teeny weeny bit heavier at 284g against the 280g of the old one. The new one also comes only in gold and swaps the Yeelight logo for Mijia’s.
So what has really changed? There is now Wi-Fi (2.4GHz only) connectivity alongside Bluetooth 4.2 LE. It also has voice control support via the Mi AI assistant.
The Xiaomi bedside lamp works the same way as the Yeelight. Turn it on by tapping the center; cycle through preset modes by tapping the edge; slide your finger across the edge to increase brightness; and hold the center with one finger and slide the edge with another to change colors.
You can still pair it with your Mi Band, which will allow the lamp to automatically turn off when the band senses that you are already asleep.
The lamp comes with OSRAM LEDs with up to 16 million different colors. Power rating is still 10W and price is ¥249 (~$38).
The new lamp is available on the Mi Home App for purchase as well as Mi Home stores, JD.com, and Suning. Surprisingly, the Yeelight is also still in stock and at the same price too.