How to Build Your Own Wake-Up Light

Discover step-by-step instructions in this comprehensive guide on creating your wake-up light experience. From choosing smart lights to transforming your mornings with Wake Up Light.
  • Plan your wake-up light

    Decide where you want to place the wake-up light and determine how many lights you need for the desired brightness level.

  • Purchase the smart lights

    Buy HomeKit-compatible smart lights that can change color temperature and are bright enough based on your preferences and budget.

  • Configure your light in Apple HomeKit

    Install, set up and connect your smart lights within the Apple Home app by following the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Install the Wake Up Light app

    Download and install Wake Up Light from the App Store. Give the app access to your home and get ready to create your first wake-up light.

  • Set up your wake-up light

    Open Wake Up Light and create your first alarm. Configure your wake-up time and add your accessories as automations to your alarm.

Advanced wake-up lights

Spice up your wake-up routine with these customizations, tips and tricks

Consider using smart blinds

Sunlight is the most natural light

With the release of Wake Up Light version 4.8.0, you can now incorporate smart blinds into your wake-up schedule for an even more personalized and effective wake-up experience. Smart blinds are an excellent addition to any wake-up light setup as they allow for control over the amount of natural light that enters the room.

For those who already have blinds in their room, the Eve MotionBlinds kit is an excellent option for upgrading to smart blinds. These blinds are HomeKit compatible, making them easy to integrate into the wake-up light setup. For those who do not have existing blinds, purchasing smart blinds that are compatible with HomeKit technology is recommended.

When programming the wake-up schedule, it is wise to use slow openings of the blinds to minimize any disturbing noise that may be created when the blinds are opening. Additionally, finding good quality fabric that black out enough is important for blocking out external light during the night.

Incorporating smart blinds into the wake-up schedule adds an extra layer of personalization to the wake-up experience. You can now wake up to a gradual increase in natural light from their smart lights and smart blinds, leading to a more natural and energizing start to their day.

Measure your wake-up Light

Understand how brightness helps you wake up

After acquiring your smart light, it’s a essential to test it in a dark environment to ensure it meets your desired brightness levels for an effective wake-up experience. Understanding the science behind this is crucial, as brightness plays a significant role in achieving the desired effect.

To accurately assess your light’s brightness, consider using a Lux Meter, which is readily available on platforms like Amazon. This tool will enable you to measure the intensity of the light, assisting you in finding the optimal position and brightness settings for your smart lights. By taking these steps, you’ll ensure that your wake-up light provides the ideal illumination for a refreshing and invigorating start to your day.