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Yeelight M2 pro Review

Yeelight has launched the Yeellight M2 pro smart bulb with support for a seamless Google Home setup. All you need is a Google Assistant-enabled device, like the Google Nest Mini or Google Nest Hub.

M2 Pro

The design and Features

The Yeelight bulb is a dimmable bulb with a palette of 16 million colors, a white temperature range of 2700K to 6500K and a brightness of 600 lumens, which is the equivalent of a 60 watt bulb. The bulb is 93mm long and 73.5mm wide and has an expected life of 25,000. Inside is a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi radio which is used to connect the bulb to your home network and mobile apps.

The mobile apps for Android and iOS are easy to use and offer some great features for light effects. The device will reveal a screen with tabs for all of your Yeelight bulbs, including name, power button and status (online, offline) Touching any part will take you to a screen where you can customize the bulb by selecting a color from the color palette, selecting the white temperature, adjusting the brightness of the bulb, and selecting a flow mode, which performs a color gamut between yellow and blue . . . Flow mode settings allow you to control the flow rate for fast or gradual color-to-color transitions and adjust brightness levels in this particular mode.

M2 Pro

Setup

It only takes a few minutes to receive and get started with Yeelight M2 pro. If this is your first Yeelight bulb, you’ll have to go through the trouble of downloading the app and creating a Yeelight account (you can’t just sign up with Google or Facebook, so you’ll have to enter a phone number or email address and password). When you’re done, touch the “+” button to add a device, then turn the light bulb on and off five times in a row to put it in pairing mode.

Like most Wi-Fi-enabled smart bulbs, the M2 pro is only compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks, which means you may experience problems connecting to a 2.4 GHz/5 -GHz dual-band setup to connect. In my case, the Yeelight app had no problem adding the bulb to my home network, but it’s possible that the bulb accidentally connected to the correct radio band. If you experience problems, you may need to temporarily disable the 5GHz WiFi network to complete the setup process.

M2 Pro

Conclusion

The Yeelight M2 pro LED bulb is solid hardware. It’s relatively colorful and bright and compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, and HomeKit. While we found the Yeelight app annoying, you can always (after initial Wi-Fi setup) choose to control the bulbs with just the digital assistant, with HomeKit being the most attractive option. However, it’s hard to give Yeelight bulbs a strong recommendation as they have much better competition (albeit more expensive), especially when it comes to LIFX colored WiFi bulbs. This is one of the best smart bulb that you can find and you can buy it on Banggood.

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