Xiaomi is known for their affordable smartphones, but in case you didn’t know, Xiaomi also makes a bunch of other products and gadgets that are equally affordable. One of those products is their Yeelight series of smart lightbulbs, which are possibly one of the cheapest smart lighting solutions in the market today.
However, for the longest time, the Yeelight series did not have HomeKit support, which was a bit of a bummer for Apple users who had to rely on the Yeelight app (which can be a bit finnicky), but the good news is that in an announcement on its website, it seems that the Yeelight bulbs will now support HomeKit.
According to the announcement, “Yeelight is dedicated to bringing the best smart lighting experience to our global users. In the past eight months, our engineers have worked very hard to bring HomeKit compatibility to three of our old products. Simply upgrade firmware to the latest version and follow our instructions to like your Yeelight devices to HomeKit. Then enjoy HomeKit convenience with Siri on iPhone and iPad!”
The bulbs that are covered include the Yeelight Smart LED Bulb (Color), Yeelight Smart LED Bulb (Tunable White), and the Yeelight Aurora Lightstrip Plus. If you are looking to outfit your home with smart lighting on the cheap, then these could be worth checking out.