Lighting is very important part of office, bedroom or study room and in the flood of interesting “smart gadgets” that received praise and popularity in the market, we often forget how seemingly trivial devices like lamps are important. Meanwhile, good illuminance affects work efficiency, general comfort and focus on performed tasks. By recognizing the importance of good lighting, Xiaomi has joined forces with Philips, the world’s largest producer of LEDs and lightbulbs to create a smartphone-controlled lamp that reduces eyestrain. Meet the Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart 2: efficient, healthy and smart lighting for everyone.
Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart 2: Unboxing
The shipment was sent from China by DPD Expedited Shipping. As usual with GearBest, shipping was delivered smoothly and without problems – no duty tax was charged. The package arrived in less than two weeks after the order was placed.
Inside we will find a box containing EyeCare LED lamp, manufactured by Philips. Electronics, including the control system and smartphone app is provides by Xiaomi. The box was adequately protected with a thick layer of bubble film so that its contents were not damaged during transport.
Technical specifications and basic data are printed on the back of the package in Chinese.
Box contents – power adapter, manual and of course the lamp. The manual is in Chinese only, but the lamp is easy to use, so you should have no need for instructions.
Power adapter is a standard 12V 1A power supply, used in many devices, such as TV boxes and decoders. This also means that the device is energy-efficient and consumes at most 12 W.
Xiaomi-Philips EyeCare starts up immediately after connecting power adapter and pressing the start button (first on the left). At the base, there is a touch panel for adjusting brightness, turning on and off automatic adjustment of lighting level and backlight switch. The point at the center of the base is the light sensor.
Since we have unboxed the lamp and have been able to get it started, let’s take a closer look at its parameters now and see why it actually belongs to the category of smart devices.
|Number of LED||40 x 0.12W +10 x 0.24W|
|Luminance||Up to 1200 lm|
|Power adpter||12 V / 1 A|
|Materials||Silicone, aluminum, plastic|
|Features||App Control, Dimmable, Touch Sensitive|
|Product dimensions||18.00 x 46.40 x 43.60 cm|
|Package dimensions||50.00 x 20.00 x 20.00 cm|
|Package content||1 x Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart Lamp 2, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x Chinese Manual|
- Full brightness control
- Touch panel control or app controlled
- Efficient and healthy LED lighting
- Fully adjustable mounting
- 2 set of LEDs: on the front and at the rear
Pros & Cons
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- Very comfortable, uniform and pleasant light, with brightness calibrated manually or automatically (by the light sensor)
- Dual lamp system allows it to be used both as point light and general lighting
- Stepless dimming via smartphone app
- Elegant design, fits both modern office and design bedroom
- Housing made from anti-UV material
- Extremely durable handle: up to 10,000 times buckling, made from food grade silicone
- You can connect Eyecare Smart Lamp to other Xiaomi Home devices
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- LEDs are not replaceable
- Available only in white
Design and quality
As usual for Xiaomi, build quality is great. Lamp frame is made from aluminum and its casing is covered in durable silicone, which gives it solid toughness and makes it lightweight at the same time – lamp weighs only about 1 kg. In comparison, a similar model of a desk lamp produced under the Ikea brand weighs at least half kilogram more. Silicone handle is covered with an anti-UV varnish layer, which is especially important because it is white and otherwise exposed to sunlight for long periods of time would cause it to become dull or even grayish.
Adjustable handle that connects the main body to LEDs is and made from food grade silicone. Ss claimed by the manufacturer, it can be buckled up to 10 000 times, which corresponds to at least 20-30 years of use. Lamp can be bent in every direction, which gives a full 360 degree rotation angle, allowing you to direct light at one point (eg. desk) or to illuminate entire room.
One drawback is the lack of color choice. The Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart 2 is only available in white, so it fits most rooms. If however, you would like to place it in a room with a decor with a dominant darker color, it will definitely stand out. Lack of choice of color variants allows reducing production costs and price, so we don’t complain much: it’s a good trade off.
The light source in the Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart is an LED that glows with uniform lighting. Most low-cost LEDs glows unnatural white-blue light, but in this case the color range and brightness have been set in accordance with the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) standards to ensure that light is healthy for the eyes and fosters productivity. The effective illumination radius is 90 cm and the light intensity is about 300 lux in this range.
In addition, at the back of the device you will also find additional LED with lower brightness, which works as general, non-point lighting. The combination of these two light sources makes it possible to use it not only as a desktop lamp but also for the bedroom or other rooms – especially with the adjustable stand that you can freely adjust.
Lamp control is simple. On the touch panel you’ll find find seven buttons: main power switch, rear light switch, four brightness levels and smart mode switch. The latter switch automatically adjusts the brightness according to the outside light and smoothly adjusts the illumination along with the dusk.
And if that’s not enough for you, Xiaomi-Philips offers yet another method of control through Mi Home app. This popular smartphone application connects with many Xiaomi intelligent home devices and allows for stepless adjustment of brightness. The application works under iOS and Android and you can install it on almost any modern phone.
If you have other Xiaomi smart devices, such as the Xiaomi Aqara Switch, you can pair the hardware and control lighting depending on sensors from other equipment. It’s a real IoT – Internet of Things!
When looking at the popular products on GearBest, it’s a good idea to skip newest smartphones and TV Boxes and to stop for a moment to pick perfect lighting. The Xiaomi smart lamp will provide you with comfort in reading, reading and rest, which is even more important than a new tablet with a Deca Core CPU. That is why we recommend smart modern lighting that will perfectly replace obsolete and energy-inefficient lamps with LEDs, offering a healthy, adjustable lighting system.
You can buy Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart 2 for less than $50 USD and this lamp will serve you for years. The only flaws are the lack of color variations and the inability to replace the LEDs in the event of a failure – but that should not dissuade you from this purchase. It’s a great choice for everyone, with the quality guaranteed by the ever reliable Xiaomi!
Where to buy?
Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart 2 lamp is available at GearBest with free delivery worldwide at a promotional price of $59USD. If you want to buy it even cheaper visit our Xiaomi coupons page.