Smart lights can totally revolutionize your day-to-day life. The ability to customize and automate the color, brightness and temperature of your smart bulb provides near limitless possibilities on what lighting can do for you. Here, we'll share five simple ways that smart lighting can improve your life. Just a quick note — we use Philips Hue as an example, but there are plenty of other options for smart lights all with their own unique features.
Wake Up and Wind Down with Smart Routines
With Philips Hue, it's easy to wake up to a gentle sunrise or calm down in the evening. Simply open the Philips Hue app and select Routines. Here, you have a few options. If you select Wake Up, you can customize light alarms that will gradually wake you up with light that mimics a sunrise. Conversely, if you select Go to Sleep, you can customize certain times where your lights will gradually dim to mimic a sunset. With both routines, you can automate this process to have your own personal sunrise and sunset — all within your home.
Smart Light for the Moment
No matter what the activity, there's a light to help you. Philips has engineered preset light scenes. These scenes play with the blue and yellow tones in light to change how your hormones react. If you want to work or read, check out the Read, Concentrate or Energize scenes. If meditating or napping is on the agenda, try the Relax, Dimmed or Nightlight settings. For more info on the science behind these scenes, check out our article on Ways to Brighten Your Day with Smart Lights.
Light for Any Scene
Whether it's a casual dinner with friends or the big game day, smart lighting with color changing light bulbs can accent any get-together. Simply open the Philips Hue app and tap the room you'd like to color. Choose from one of the preset scenes or customize your own. To create your own scene, press the + button and add a custom image. Select the colors of your choice from the image or select shuffle and the app will randomly select colors. Finally, save your scene and you'll be ready for any event.
Location Aware Security
Smart lights aren't just for oohing and ahhing — they can help create a safer home. Location aware technology knows when you're getting close to and far from home. Open your Philips Hue app and navigate to Routines. Here, you can customize your Home & Away settings by toggling Location Aware. Set the Wi-Fi light bulbs in some rooms to turn on while you're away to simulate occupancy, and others to turn on when you get home so you're not fumbling in the dark.
Spice Up Any Holiday
Set the mood for any holiday with smart light scenes. Select preset scenes or design your own with custom images. Want to spark some romance this Valentine's day? Select deep, dim reds and pinks. Want to add an extra twinkle on Christmas? Greens and reds are the way to go. Smart lights give you a whole new way to spice up any holiday.
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Best Buy 2016-11-11T10:00:00-06:00