How to Con­trol light­ing from your iPhone

Mac Format - - APPLE HOME -

1 Let there be lights

Like most of its ri­vals, Os­ram’s Light­ify app lets you group lights in dif­fer­ent rooms and then con­trol the light­ing all around your home with just a quick tap. Here we’ve cre­ated two groups of lights for our lounge and bed­room.

2 Make a scene

Scenes pro­vide cus­tom ef­fects for spe­cific ac­tiv­i­ties, such as watch­ing a film or wak­ing up. These cir­cu­lar con­trols pro­vide quick ac­cess to things like colour, bright­ness, and ‘tem­per­a­ture’ (soft, warm lights, or harsher, cold ones).

3 Let’s go disco!

Tap those con­trols for de­tailed op­tions, such as this colour wheel, which al­lows you to se­lect pre­cise hues for your lights. The infinity ‘loop’ symbol ac­ti­vates disco mode, which cy­cles through colours at spec­i­fied in­ter­vals.

4 Rise and shine

More prac­ti­cally, you can set sched­ules that turn your lights on and off au­to­mat­i­cally. The alarm op­tion steadily in­creases the light in or­der to wake you gen­tly, and it can even play bird­song or other sooth­ing noises.

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