Mi is a leading electronics company famous for its mobile phones and laptops. Mi's new venture towards home convenience products is equally promising. Mi has recently come up with new LED smart bulbs that support Apple HomeKit and Siri voice control. The Xiaomi team said via blog post:
As Xiaomi constantly improves, we remain dedicated to bringing the best smart lighting experience to our global users. We are happy to announce that our Mi LED Smart Bulb officially supports Apple HomeKit.
Xiaomi has announced the new bulb through saying that the bulb users can remotely control using Siri voice control or Siri on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Controlling your light mechanisms will be a lot easier as users can easily turn on or off and adjust the color and brightness of their Mi LED Smart Bulbs through Siri.
Features of Mi LED light bulbs
- Adjustable and dimmable color temperatures
- Stunning 16 million color options
- Can be controlled from anywhere via Mi Home App
- Can be easily installed without any external hub
- Energy-efficient, last up to 11 years
- Supports Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
To color your home with Mi light bulbs, you simply have to upgrade the supporting device’s firmware to the latest version and then follow the instructions provided on the product user manual to link it to HomeKit. Finally, the system will be ready and you can enjoy the HomeKit’s convenience through Siri on your Apple devices thereafter.
Apple HomeKit is the latest major platform to support our most popular smart lighting products. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are currently integrated with these products as well. Our customers will have one thing less to worry about when designing their smart homes. We will continue to enhance the general user experience and move towards our goal of providing a versatile and ubiquitous smart home experience for everyone. - Xiaomi team
Currently, three Mi devices that support Siri voice control are - Mi LED smart bulb, Mi bedside lamp 2 and Mi LED desk lamp 1S. These bulbs have a tested battery life of 25,000 hours. The company claims that if the bulb is used for an average of 6 hrs per day, it will last approximately 11 years.
Mi is surely changing the definition of hose convenience and we hope that it will continue to do so in the future.