Philips Hue vs. Xiaomi Yeelight

Philips Hue vs Xiaomi Yeelight

In our article, we’ll talk about the differences between the Philips Hue vs. Xiaomi Yeelight.

Honestly, there’s quite a few, but the important ones are Philips Hue integration with the entertainment function for an immersive music, game & movie experience, as well as its flexibility with multiple bulb types.

In the end, Xiaomi Yeelight is a good option if you’re not looking for smart home integration, while Philips Hue is our top pick due to its compatibility with other products and fun features included.


The Short Version

Philips Hue = 806 Lm & 10 Watts full brightness, 2000K-6500K color temperature, 16 million color range, dimming, geo-fencing available, scheduling, home & away control, music & Movie/Games syncing, ZigBee technology, requires a hub/bridge, Ethernet Port for Hue Bridge router requirement, compatible w/ Alexa, Google, HomeKit, IFTTT & Cortana, 22.8 years (based on 3hrs/day) LED lifespan, E26, E12, BR30, GU10, PAR16 bulb types, beam angle of 160 degrees, warranty of 3 years.

Xiaomi Yeelight = 800 Lm & 9 Watts full brightness, color temperature of 1700K-6500K, 16 million color range, dimming, no geofencing, scheduling, home & away control, music syncing available, WiFi technology, no hub or bridge required, compatible w/ Google, IFTTT & Alexa, 22.8 years (based on 3hrs/day) LED lifespan, E26/27 bulb type, 160 degrees beam angle, WPA/WPA2 security, 1-year warranty.

Which one are you getting?

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 60W Equivalent LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit (4 A19 Bulbs and 1 Hub Compatible with Amazon Alexa Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant)

Last update on 2020-06-01 at 21:44 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Philips Hue vs. Xiaomi Yeelight— Easy Comparison Chart

Philips Hue Xiaomi Yeelight
Product Dimensions2.4 x 4.3 in2.1 x 2.1 x 4.7 in
Bulb TypesE26, E12, BR30, GU10, PAR16E26/27
LED Life-Span22.8 years (based on 3hrs/day)22.8 years (based on 3hrs/day)
Lumens806 Lm.800 Lm.
Night VisionN/AN/A
Color Temperature2000K-6500K1700K-6500K
Color Range16 million colors16 million colors
Warranty3 years1 year
Outside UseN/AN/A
SecurityN/AWPA/WPA2
Beam Angle160 degrees (A19)160 degrees (A19)
DimmingYesYes
Geo-fencingYesN/A
Requires a Hub/BridgeYesN/A
SchedulingYesYes
Away from Home ControlYesYes
Music SyncingYesYes
Movie/Games SyncingYesN/A
TechnologyZigbeeWiFi
Wi-Fi Router RequirementEthernet Port for Hue Bridge2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
CortanaYesN/A
AppiOS, AndroidiOS, Android
Apple HomeKitYesN/A
GoogleYesYes
AlexaYesYes
IFTTTYesYes
Full Brightness10 Watts9 Watts

Philips Hue vs. Xiaomi Yeelight — What’s Different?

Xiaomi Yeelight

Fitting – Philips Hue has many more options when it comes to compatible sockets, such as E26, E12, BR30, GU10 & PAR16 fittings, while Xiaomi Yeelight is slightly more limited with its compatibility with dual E26 or E27 compatible socket setup.

Brightness – One small difference between the two models is the light output.
As you’ll notice a slightly stronger glow with Philips Hue, due to its 806 lumens vs. the Yeelight slightly lesser 800.

However, the difference is very small, as both brightness levels are quite similar.

Warranty – While both options come with an included warranty, Philips Hue provides you with an impressive 3 years, while Yellight is only limited to a 1-year warranty.

Technology & Connectivity – Philips Hue & Xiaomi Yellight both use a significantly different technology to operate.

Philips Hue lighting systems require a Philips Hue Bridge in order to function and connect via Zigbee technology, while Yellight communicates over WiFi, directly to your 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n compatible router.

Smart Home Integration – All of Philips Hue products integrate with Nest, Logitech, and Razer products, and Xiaomi offers compatibility with other Xiaomi products like the Mi Band or Misfit Bulbs.

This makes Philips Hue slightly more flexible when it comes to more mainstream brands such as the Logitech Harmony remote.

Geofencing – Philips Hue also supports the geofencing technology which allows the lights to turn off and on based on your location using your smartphone’s GPS signal.

Unfortunately, Yeelight doesn’t include this compatibility.

Microsoft Cortana – While both models offer compatibility with Alexa & Google Assistant, it’s important to note that Apple HomeKit is unique to Philips Hue, as is Microsoft Cortana.

Entertainment – When it comes to entertainment, both systems can easily sync up with your music for a fun light show experience.

However, with the Philips Entertainment function, you can also dynamically adjust your lighting to fit the mood of your favorite video game or movie.

Unfortunately, Xiaomi Yeelight lacks this feature.

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 60W Equivalent LED Smart Bulb Starter Kit (4 A19 Bulbs and 1 Hub Compatible with Amazon Alexa Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant)

Last update on 2020-06-01 at 21:44 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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