Xiaomi smart bulb integration

  • Well, it seems there is development for integration with f.lux ;)


    At least it's a beginning :thumbsup_tone2:

  • f.lux team

    Our new beta has yeelight support, for lights that support their LAN API.


  • @herf said in Xiaomi smart bulb integration:

    Our new beta has yeelight support, for lights that support their LAN API.


    I'm using the betas for quiet a while now.
    Could you please tell me, how to enable the support for YeeLight?
    I've already checked the box for YeeLight support, but it didn't work.

  • f.lux team

    Which kind of light do you have?

    Some of them I've tested don't seem to support the LAN API (only work through cloud), but it's more likely we have a bug...

  • f.lux team

    We have tested mainly on the Bedside Lamp, which is newer and works very well. It is one of the few that has 110V support so we can test it - unfortunately the 220V models do not seem to communicate very reliably when run at 110V in the US.

    If you are comfortable with Wireshark we could see if your bulb is responding to the discovery protocol (the first step) - it is port 1982 UDP (sort of like UPnP but on a nonstandard port).

    Also you should know that the LAN protocol we're using (provided to third parties) is not the same as the cloud-based system that the yeelight/milight seem to use in their own apps. So there may be bugs in older lights with the LAN protocol, and maybe they would be fixed in a firmware update, but I'm not sure what should work and what should not.

  • @herf Hi, maybe I should have been more patient and more precise...
    It just works now:thumbsup_tone2:
    Don't know, why I didn't see it yesterday.
    I don't need extra stuff or another URL.

    Does it affect all connected lights at once?

  • f.lux team

    Good to hear it! :) :)

  • @herf :grinning: What about my question? Since I use no URL, will f.lux process separate
    lights as one?

  • f.lux team

    @Alexx right now it knows about each bulb but doesn't have UI for separate controls yet.

  • @alexx How did you make it work? I have the same issue as you do here.

  • @odyseus Have a look right here
    Beside of that, does f.lux tell you, that it found lamps at the startup? Your lamps have to be switched on, of course;)

  • @alexx Oh so i do need to use that fluxee thing ? I thought it was already implemented into f.lux.

  • @odyseus At first you could try to insert the URL in f.lux, which you find in the fluxee description.

  • @alexx Still doesn't work :( do i have to launch the fluxee.exe each time i start my computer ?

  • I just bought a bulb Yeelight RVB (YLDP06YL).
    I was worried that it might be difficult to get it working with f.lux but it really doesn't.
    It doesn't need the Python script from David Ramiro (https://github.com/davidramiro/fluxee). Maybe it was needed before, i'm using f.lux version 4.76.

    Here is what i've done :
    Install the bulb, install the software on the smartphone (Mi home + Yeelight).
    You might not need Mi home, i didn't test without it.
    Get everything works between the app and the bulb.
    Then enable Lan control in the Yeelight app.
    For that, David Ramiro has made two screen capture who explain very well what to do (David if you read me, i hope you don't mind using your links here) :
    On f.lux, on the menu "Options and Smart Lighting..." then "Connected lighting", check "YeeLight".
    It works perfectly for me, i hope it will be the same for everyone.

  • @benben I just picked up some Yeelight's that work fine over LAN using the above github program (fluxee). Unable to get it working via flux directly however. Flux version 4.78 -- are you able to test that a connection is working by manually changing the lighting in flux? It should be pushed and update the bulbs at the same time right?

    The python program works flawlessly, but would rather not have an open cmd program running in windows all the time.

  • @poxin Have you try to quit f.lux and start it back again? It did work for me ~ I will see tomorow if it needs to be turn off and on every evening because this might get annoying.

  • @alexx That worked for me! Thank you

  • My version 4.84 program also does not see the lamp. I did a complete reset of the lamps and reinstalled the program with rebooting the computer - the lamps simply ceased to be detected.
    Previously, the program version 4.84 could detect both of my Yeelight. But then I changed the lamp server in the Android application, after which the f.lux stopped seeing the lamps. Therefore, I changed the server back to the one that was selected earlier - but the suite still doesn’t see Yeelight.
    Of course, the developer mode is on in the lamps and I can control them through the LAN, but f.lux still doesn’t see them.

  • @john_doe Now I tried the program JeeLight, which is also able to control YeeLight lamps via LAN.
    If I add the IP address of the lamp manually, the program easily detects any of the two lamps.
    And if I use automatic search - the program fails to detect any of the 2 lamps.

    Apparently, something is wrong with the lamp search algorithm.

  • Good morning, everyone :-)

    I don't speak English so I will use an online translator, please take this into consideration and forgive me if my messages are unclear.

    I use the beta version of f.lux and I have several Yeelight luminaires.
    With fluxee everything is fine, except that I have to use it together...
    Since a few versions it is possible to check the "YeeLight" box in the f.lux options and it works very well.
    The problem with this method is that all Yeelight luminaires in the house are controlled by f.lux without distinction.
    One solution would be to disable the LAN option on the lights I don't want to control with f.lux but at that moment these lights will no longer be controllable from my home automation server.
    The ideal would therefore be for us to define the IP addresses of the luminaires that must be controlled in the f.lux options (or in a config file, as in fluxee).

    It would also be interesting to be able to choose a power factor for each luminaire in order to uniformize the illumination because according to the models they do not illuminate in the same way.

    Examples: (50% of the f.lux order for a powerful ceiling light) (100% of the f.lux order for an RGBW bulb) (80% of the f.lux order for a desk lamp)

    I hope that these evolutions are possible and that they will appear soon ;-)
    Please note that I am available to perform tests if necessary.


  • It would also be nice to set a minimum and maximum color temperature for the Yeelight...I really don't like the intense blueish tint it gives during the day, even though it's set to 'quite a bit warmer'

  • f.lux team

    Yes thanks we should use the same setting. I think I forgot to do that because it wasn't as bad as Hue but it's still important.

  • @herf is there any update to the post you made Feb 8, 2019? I just got some Yeelights (model YLDP06YL) and find they're uncomfortably blue when integrated with f.lux v4.104 recommended settings like @coendeurloo mentioned. The options available under Options and Smart Lighting > Connected Lighting > Lighting color (compared to screen) don't seem to have any effect.

    Thank you for making such great software available for free!

  • As winter is coming, I'm again interested in pulling this project.

    I have:
    One xiaomi led bulb (here Im ready to splurge)
    Samsung j5 phone.
    Samsung s3 phone
    Don't have router.

    Is it possible to have very basic light automation with above tools?

    I don't fet why my phone can't be router for my bulbs.