We’ve been mentioning Yeelight a lot recently, and for good reason, as out of all the Xiaomi smart home ecosystem partners out there, they are only one of two companies actively implementing HomeKit into new (and legacy) products. Lumi, who’s own brand of smart products is Aqara, are the other major player in this respect.
Yeelight has already issued updates to their 2nd gen bulbs, and their Light Strip Plus, but most recently they released two new ceiling lights – the YLXD41YL and YLXD42YL – both with HomeKit support. These are now joined by the new YLXD50YL, known in China as the Yeelight Guangcan Smart Ceiling light, or for western users, the Yeelight Halo Smart Ceiling Light.
The Halo is capable of warm to cool whites (2700-6500K adjustable colour temperature), but also has an additional series of LEDs facing the ceiling to give you an additional full-colour mood light. The lamp has a rendering index ( CRI ) up to Ra95, which is something not many other companies are providing, which gives accurate and eye sensitive non-strobing lighting for more comfort. the main lamp provides an ultra-low light level (labelled ‘moonlight’ light by Yeelight) for night time usage, whilst the casing itself uses refracted light which is softer and eye-protection. Finally, as with many Yeelight products now, it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Homekit and their own Yeelight app.
The Halo ceiling light is on sale right now on GearBest.com.