Sunday, August 30, 2020

Control your Home Smart Lighting Using Cell Phones

There are many smart lighting systems that you can control with your smartphone. Android, iPhone, iPad, and tablets can be used to control your home lights with cell phone service like Bluetooth or with home phone service like Wi-Fi. iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad use the Wireless Zigbee lighting protocol to communicate with smart lights. Here we’ll review some of the smart lighting systems and show you the ways to control them.


Control your Home Smart Lighting Using Cell Phones

Below we’re going to review two of the well-known smart light systems that can be controlled via smartphones, let’s start with the LG Smart Bulb.

LG Smart Bulb

LG offers smart bulbs that can be controlled as individual bulbs. You can use your phone to set a timer for all or some of the LG smart bulbs to turn on or off even if you’re not in the home. Also, you can activate the Play Mode, which allows you to set the bulbs to a flash mode with music. Another option, you can set the light to flash when you receive notifications on your cell phone.

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Philips HUE

The Philips HUE is known for a long time ago and it allows you to control many lighting products like LED bulbs, lamps, LED strips plus wall controllers. It can be controlled by iPhone and iPad use the Wireless Zigbee lighting protocol to communicate with smart lighting products. If you have an iOS device with Ios 4.3 or above you don’t need to use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Also, the Philips HUE works on Android smartphones.

You can use your phone to control the Philips HUE to
  • Turn the lights on and off with your Android or iOS cell phone or tablet.
  • Set a timer to turn on or off the lights.
  • Set to flashing mode.
  • Be adjusted to up to 16 million different colors using your phone (color-changing mode).

Control Home Lights Using iPhone

Most of the smart light bulbs like Philips Hue come with their own iOS applications, but you can use Siri to control them. By using Siri’s voice control you can simply control smart lights.

Use Siri to Control Smart Lights
  • You have to make sure Siri is active on your iPhone and turning on all Siri options.
  • Add the smart lights to your Home app as an accessory.
  • Now you can use the voice commands to control your smart lights.
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