Xiaomi MiJIA IR Sensor Review: We live in a world where we are being more and more conscious of our carbon footprint. Consumers are always looking for smarter and simpler ways to be energy efficient. Not just to save the earth, but also to save money.
This is the reality of the technological research and development departments the world over. Within the sphere, the clever folks at Xiaomi have managed to develop something rather special. They have created a night light that comes on and off automatically, keeping you family safe from bumps bruises and falls in the dark, and they have done it all the while being very aware of reducing their products eco footprint.
The MiJIA IR Sensor and Photosensitive Night Light is a huge step forward in efficiency. It does this in a few different ways.
Firstly, by using a combination of advanced light sensors and a human Infrared detector to only light up once it is dark enough to require the additional light. Secondly the MiJIA has a 120-degree field of vision and can detect a human IR signature from between 5 and 7 meters away.
This means it will turn on once it detects you but then will only light up for 15 seconds, thus only having the lights on when needed and preventing the risk of forgetting to turn them off when finished. Plus, with anti-infrared interference technology in built, you don’t have to worry about wandering pets setting them off in the middle of the night.
With two different brightness settings, you can also adjust the amount of energy you use. Running off 3 AA batteries, thereby freeing you up to place them where ever you need, they can run for 6 months (on the brighter 3.2Lm mode) or an incredible 12 months on the 0.7Lm mode. This may not seem like much light, but combined with the revolutionary “Fish Scale total reflection structure” reflects and diffuses the light, creating a quality of light coverage unexpected from such a low energy use. It also has an astoundingly low standby power usage of 0.25mW, just reinforcing Xiaomi’s obvious commitment to making this the most energy efficient night light on the market.
This may not seem like much light, but combined with the revolutionary “Fish Scale total reflection structure” reflects and diffuses the light, creating a quality of light coverage unexpected from such a low energy use. It also has an astoundingly low standby power usage of 0.25mW, just reinforcing Xiaomi’s obvious commitment to making this the most energy efficient night light on the market.
Xiaomi has continued the environmentally friendly approach to design by sourcing responsible ABS materials and a flexible but hard polyethylene shell. Combine that with the ultra-thin sensor cover, to gain better performance with less material, this night light is safer, more durable and is ticking all the green boxes.
The lovely thing is that you don’t have to compromise on style while being environmentally responsible either. The design from a stylistic point of view is great. Sleek and modern, these little beauties would fit into any home with modern design elements but are also low profile enough that if you have a more traditional home, they wouldn’t look too out of place. Weighing in at just under 5 ounces (141 grams) and measuring 3.3” long x 3.3” wide x 1.4” deep (8.4cm x8.4cm x 3.6cm) these little gems will easily attach to any wall or ceiling with no worry about them falling.
Price & Best Place to Buy
They are currently in the pre-order phase at Gearbest but guaranteed they will sell very quickly so get your order in before the presale period ends and be one of the first to make your home more energy efficient, environmentally responsible, and safer for you and your family.