I received two Yeelight Bedside Lamp 2 Wifi unit’s today as my first foray into Yeelight, but I’m really not impressed so far. I may be doing something wrong though so please let me know if what I’m experiencing is normal or not.
First off the lamps updated to 1.5.5_0164 straight away (from 1.4.something) - is this an ok firmware level?
Control via the iOS app is very laggy (both Mi Home and Yeelight) - I press a scene and it changes some 5-10 seconds later. I change the colour or brightness in the app and again huge delay before the lamp catches up. This happens to both lamps, with one of them close to the wifi access point. Both are on a 2.4Ghz wifi. I reset one of the lamps but it still had the same issue.
Pinging the lamps results in many packet losses which would explain the delayed reaction. Is wifi generally flaky on these lamps? I have other wifi devices on my network that don’t loose packets at all so something isn’t right.
Physical colour changing is unpredictable. I know that you can press the mode button to change between reading, colour, and colour flow. To change reading temperature you’re meant to hold the mode button and swipe in a circle on the top. However if I hold down the mode button and try to swipe on the top, it sometimes changes modes rather than colour. I can see the same problem if I just hold the mode button down - I would expect it to do nothing while it waits for me to change colour, but instead it changes mode. (I’m pressing the button firmly). This happens on both lights!
Trying to change the brightness is flaky too - it doesn’t smoothly transition between temperature when circling the top, or do it consistently. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. It’s very frustrating to use.
So, is this normal or do I have faulty units? Thanks in advance!