hi there people,
so, beforehand I love xiaomi (and yeelight) for bringing well-needed competetion in the game and i’m stoked to see what’s in store from them for us in the near future
I’ve had plenty xiaomi gadgets in the past but after my boring non-smart lightbulb () began boring me i went on the web and bought two Yeelight color bulbs. This was in the beginning of 2017 which is hardly a year later and was stoked to also smart-ify my lightning setup and the fact it has a 11 year life expectancy made it even better, to my suprise it worked better than expected but i still had a fear of it failing on me.
Few weeks after i recieved my goods I was up and running and i had one bulb in my bedroom and one in my livingroom but to my fear the light bulb in my living room died, it started flashing and buzzing and it was basically dead (AFTER 4 WEEKS) but i thought it was a rare hardware, i got that refunded and just popped in a normal light bulb in there for the time being.
few weeks back in december i read there was a new version coming of the bulb and was patiently waiting for it and wanted to buy a few of them.
so today; a year after i bought it, the one in my bedroom died on me with the same symptoms as the other one, flashing buzzing and it felt quite saddening to have it happen to me twice in one year while it claims to have a expectancy of 11(!) years.
This really is a roadblock which prevents me from considering buying the revision of which I was reallly excited about…
any solutions for this?