Today, Xiaomi is not known only for its smartphones in India. In recent years she has launched gadgets and accessories such as power banks, Bluetooth speakers and fitness bands. Recently, he entered the smart home segment with the Mi Wi-Fi Smart Bulb. This intelligent lamp does not need a bridge and also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Yes, everything is smart, but how difficult would the initial setup be? Well, that's where we come in. In this article, we explain all the steps necessary to configure the Mi Smart bulb and connect it to your phone. And the story does not stop there. We will also show you how to connect the smart light bulb to Google Assistant.
How to connect Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb to the phone
Connecting the new Mi Smart bulb to your phone requires a little patience and attention. For this guide, we used an Android phone. Here are the steps to start the configuration.
Step 1: First of all, you have to download Mi Home application. After that, log in using your Mi account. This step will help you connect all your other Mi smart home products, such as air purifiers and security cameras.
Once connected, the Add Device button appears on the Home screen. Tap, and then select Lighting> Mi Smart LED.
2nd step: At the same time, plug the bulb into the socket and turn it on. Although the light bulb turns on immediately, you will need to reset it once. To do this, turn on / off the switch about five times until the bulb emits a colored display.
Once done, press Operation Confirmed and click the Next button. It is at this point that you should connect the Mi Bulb to your home Wi-Fi network.
Tap the "Connect to Another Router" link and enter the Wi-Fi password. The process of connecting the bulb to your phone starts as well. In doing so, make sure you are close to the lamp.
Step 3: The initial setup takes about 2 to 3 minutes and you will see the timeline of your progress.
Once done, assign a coin to the device. Again, give it a simple name instead of a complex name consisting of 2 or 3 words, and that's it! Congratulations, you have just completed the configuration of the Mi LED Smart Bulb.
Step 4Once installed, you can do everything that this smart bulb has to offer. Initially, the color of your Mi Home interface will be the same as that of the lamp.
To reduce the brightness, slide down on the left side. To see the lamp color change, press Flow.
How to access the presets in Mi Home App
Yes, the bottom menu allows you to play a lot with the light settings. But, these are just basic parameters. Tap favorites and you'll see different options like Sunset, Candles, Movie, etc.
All you have to do is press the Apply button. The bulb will change color in seconds. From the movie night to the birthday theme, you can play with a lot.
My favorite? The sunrise, that's it.
How to configure Google Assistant for Mi LED Bulb
Although you can control many things with the Mi Home app, it does not have voice control. And if you have a Google Home or Amazon Echo product with you, the intelligence would be a little lost if you do not use it fully.
And even if you did not have a smart assistant, the ability to turn on the light by your voice can be a charming experience. Yes, you read correctly. You can control the smart bulb through the Google wizard of your phone.
To integrate your Mi Smart Bulb with the wizard, you need the Google Home app.
Step 1: Once you are logged into the app, tap the Add button at the top. This will allow you to add smart devices. The good news is that the process is similar for all types of smart appliances, whether it is a smart light bulb or an air purifier.
On the next page, select the second option for a device other than Google.
2nd step: Give the house a name and tap Next to set up the device. Here, tap Set up device and look for Mi Home in the search page, as shown in the second screenshot.
Then enter the credentials of your Mi account that you used when connecting to the Mi Home app previously. Once everything is verified, all connected devices will appear in a list. If you're using Google Home for the first time, it's likely that most devices have unassigned rooms.
Naming allows you to group two or more devices into a single room. In this way, you can simply say "OK Google, turn on the lights in the room" and all the lights in this room will be on. In a nutshell, it makes life easier.
To assign a part, press the Add to Part button and assign a proper name. In my case, I assigned him to the salon.
Once everything is set up, you can make some adjustments using the Mi Home app. For example, you can turn on / off the light or change the color of the lamp.
To test the Mi Smart Bulb with the Google Assistant, long-press the Home button or use the wake up command. Now, say the command and watch the lights come on.
Pro TipYou can also create routines so that many of your smart devices work synchronously.
The installation of the smart LED Mi LED Wi-Fi takes a few minutes. The best part is that you can connect it to smart wizards and also add calendars.
To do this, go to the Mi Home Application Settings page via the three-point menu and press the More button in the lower right corner.
Then: Did you know that you can also connect the Xiaomi Air Purifier to the Google Assistant? Read the article below to find out how.