If waking up in the morning feels more like a chore, the loud buzzing of an alarm clock probably isn’t helping. Philips Hue Ambiance Light Bulbs could be the answer to waking more peacefully. All you need to do is set up some “light recipes,” or customizable bulb settings, to show how these mobile-device-controlled lights can help you start your day.
First, you’ll need the IF by IFTTT app. IF by IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a web service that gives you more control over your mobile tech. When connected to Philips Hue Ambiance Light Bulbs, IFTTT offers countless ways to help you wake up on the right side of the bed.
1. Change intensity and warmness as you wake up
Do you need multiple alarms because you keep hitting the snooze bar? There’s a better way to ease yourself awake in the morning. Use IF by IFTTT to sync your lights so that each time your alarm goes off, your lights get brighter and warmer—reminiscent of a natural sunrise.
2. Change colors based on a photo
Nothing is more relaxing than waking up in a tropical paradise. Relive your vacation with a picture from your trip and add it to the Philips Hue Bulb app. With your device’s screen, you can match the color scheme of your photo so it’s reflected in your light bulbs.
3. Change colors based on your weather app
You no longer need to use your weather app in the morning to figure out what to wear for the day. With Hue and IF by IFTTT, you can connect your bulbs to sync with the weather report. So if it’s going to rain, you could program your lights to switch to stormy blue. With just a glance, you’ll know if you need an umbrella. Get the recipe here.
4. Change colors based on your music
Listening to fun, upbeat music is a great way to wake up energized. You can use IF by IFTTT to set your Hue lights to match the album-art cover of your music and pulsate to the song’s rhythm.
5. Dim the lights at bedtime
Getting enough sleep is key to waking up refreshed. Better prepare your mind and body for a good night’s rest by setting your lights to gradually dim, so you can naturally ease into your slumber.
With these light recipes for the Philips Hue Ambiance Light Bulbs, you’ll wake up every day feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.