This is the new Meross Touch Bedside Table Light that supports Apple HomeKit (not to be confused with the Meross LED Night Light). This is now my 6th Meross device purchase and third light based product from Meross. This is by far my favourite and I shall be buying another to have one on both bedside tables and maybe even some for guest rooms.
The Touch bedside table light is very well made, extremely simple to use and inoffensive to look at. On top of the unit is a single touch button that is very easy to use to turn the lamp on, change the brightness, colour and turn it off. The power cable plugs into the back of the lamp (using a small barrel connector) and runs to a wall outlet.
I am currently trialling using the Touch light as a bedside light having replaced the Meross night light (which is now being used in the spare room). Having tried both Meross’s light offerings I think that this is my favourite with its simple and sleek design.
One thing worth noting:
1.) As Meross mention on the listing, you cant currently set the true white colour temperatures right now within HomeKit and have to use the Meross app to do this for the time being (they are trying to get this resolved with Apple shortly).
————— Setup —————
The setup process for the Meross Touch Light is straight forward (although I did have to rest the device a couple of times by pressing the touch button for 5 seconds to be able to set it up) when setting up in the Meross App (exactly the same as their other products) or if configured directly into HomeKit. Done using the HomeKit code on the bottom of the unit as it connects directly to Wifi like the rest of Meross’s HomeKit products so far. And thus doesn’t require any annoying hubs and has been an almost flawless experience - I will mention however that I run my Wifi network as separate 2.4 and 5Ghz networks which I think helps the simplicity of setup as Meross devices only support 2.4Ghz networks.
—— HomeKit Compatibility ——
With a few days of use so far it has worked great with HomeKit and voice control with Siri to turn the light on, change colour and the brightness. However I have primarily been using the great touch button as it is beside the bed. I have had no issues with connection dropping out or range issues and the light responded quickly.
As I have noted above in the overview you cant currently set the true white colour temperatures right now within HomeKit and have to use the Meross app to do this for the time being (they are trying to get this resolved with Apple shortly). This isn’t a big issue as the white that HomeKit can set is totally usable and if you want a different white you can quickly change it in the Meross App or by pressing the top touch button.
NOTE: The Meross Touch Bedside Light is also compatible with Google Home, Amazon Alexa and SmartThings, however I have not tested these features as I have a HomeKit orientated smart-home and wouldn’t be able to provide any good feedback on that use-case.