I’ve used Xiaomi lights for a while and I totally love them just because of their gorgeous design. However, they had a major problem: the lights are smart products but I used them just like normal ones.
I guess many people are also in the same situation. You pay a premium price for smart products but you hardly use the smart features. In this case, it is because the companion apps like Xiaomi Home or Yeelight are boring and lack a lot of features. Fortunately, the Yeelight IFTTT service was available earlier this year and it allows us to do a lot of cool stuff with the Xiaomi lights. And the most expected feature is using Google Home and Assistant to control Xiaomi lights with our own voice. This is very helpful since Yeelight products are not supported natively by Google Assistant.
Now, I can easily turn on / off, change lighting color using my voice. You can see all Yeelight actions in this video. The service supports all my Xiaomi lights including the Xiaomi Mijia desk lamp, Xiaomi lightstrip, or Xiaomi nightstand lamp. When you set it up, make sure to choose the Singapore server instead of the Mainland China one. To see the step-by-step guide on how to set up the Xiaomi lights, check out the video below.