At the beginning of the year, I reviewed Yeelight Smart LED Bulb 1S with both the Yeelink Android app and Google Home app. The light bulb was one of the first to implement support for Google Home Local SDK which makes controlling the light bulb much faster but requires a Google Home compatible hardware platform such as Google Home Mini smart speaker.
Using the light with Google Home app still required a Xiaomi account and go through some hoops, and that’s why Yeelight has now launched the Smart LED Bulb M2 (Multicolor) with support Google Home Seamless Setup. The Yeelight app is not needed anymore, and setup is easier with Google Home. All you need is a Google Assistant-enabled device like a Google Nest Mini or Google Nest Hub.
Yeelight Smart LED Bulb M2 specifications:
- Bulb Interface – E26/E27 bulb
- Wattage – 8W
- Brightness – Up to 1000 lumens (equivalent to 90W incandescent light)
- Color Temperature – 1700-6500K
- Connectivity – Bluetooth
- Life Expectancy – 15,000 hours
- Compatible assistants – Google Home, Google Home Mini, Nest Mini, Nest Hub Max, Nest Hub, Google Home Max, Nest Wifi
- Dimensions – 60 mm Ø x 124 mm
Setting up the light bulb is quite straightforward with only a few steps:
- Plug in Yeelight smart lights in the same room as your Google Home device.
- Open the Google Home App and on the top left, tap Add + -> Set up device -> Set up new devices in your home.
- Select the device you’d like to set up. Your device will blink when selected.
- Select the room your device is in.
- Create a unique name.
- Google Home will now setup Yeelight smart light, and the device may blink a few times.
Once the setup is done, you can control the light bulb with Google Home app or voice commands. You can check a short demo and review in the video below.
I’m not sure who comes up with product names at Yeelight, but they could certainly improve. There’s also an older product called “Yeelight LED Smart Bulb M2” that looks different and does not support Seamless Setup. It is sold on Aliexpress. So you’ll have to look for “Yeelight LED Smart Bulb M2 (Multicolor)” to get the right model once it becomes available. MSRP for this product is $29.99, and sales are scheduled to start in January 2021 on Amazon.