Yeelight Announces HomeKit Support For their Bulbs and Light Strip

Yeelight, one of the companies under the Xiaomi umbrella, has announced via the Weibo Social media platform that their 2nd gen colour and tuneable white smart bulbs, as well as the Mi LED Smart bulb and Yeelight Light Strip are all HomeKit compatible. The Mi Bulb, despite having the Mi logo, is actually manufactured by Yeelight, as are many other lighting products branded Mi or Mijia. Although compatibility isn’t available yet, this is the first time that Yeelight has officially announced their intention to add HomeKit support to these devices, with mention of the updates to these products projected to be released in Q3 of 2019.

All the aforementioned products have actually been showing signs of getting HomeKit support for the last few months; when you add these devices to the Mi Home app, the first screen states that the product you’re adding is homeKit compatible, and although it asks if you’d subsequently like to add the device to your HomeKit Home, nothing happens.

Yeelight is probably one of the best light bulb manufacturers in China right now, with an excellent build quality for their bulbs and brightness and colour rendering that can give Philips Hue a run for its money (IOHO), so if HomeKit does arrive as is claimed, the field is open wide again for low-cost lighting.

We’ve got some Yeelight bulbs, as well as a strip and a Mi LED bulb, already installed, but as expected, there are currently no firmware updates available. We’ll be doing regular tests on the off chance HomeKit support is released earlier than promised and will update this post as necessary.

Eric Yao

HomeKit and general tech enthusiast, based in Shanghai, China

5 thoughts on “Yeelight Announces HomeKit Support For their Bulbs and Light Strip

  • 9th June 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    Super info, maintenant reste à savoir quel modèle il faudra acheter pour pas se tromper et que celui-ci reste moins cher que les concurrents…(Koogeek, Osram, iHaper…)!

    Good information, now remains to know which model it will be necessary to buy and sell (Koogeek, OSRAM, iHaper …)!

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  • 10th June 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    Im so confused and thats the way we buy and it’s not easy. And put it back in the box. And it sits there!

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    • 10th June 2019 at 12:49 pm
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      Even though they’re not HomeKit compatible yet, you can still control via Siri Shortcuts.

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  • 11th June 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    Wow it will work within Mi.home app too?

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    • 11th June 2019 at 10:43 pm
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      🤩 Yes. Yeelight firmware runs MiHome SDK. So I can work with MiHome.

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