Strategically Positioning and Illuminating Your Wake-Up Light for a Refreshing Start to Your Day
When planning your wake-up light setup, carefully choose its location in your bedroom, considering factors like the light’s direction, available outlets, and how it complements your decor.
When designing your wake-up light setup, consider various form factors like traditional direct lightbulbs for focused brightness, or opt for indirect options such as LED strips and wall sconces, which offer a softer, ambient glow. LED strips, in particular, provide flexibility in placement for a customizable and visually pleasing wake-up experience that matches your room’s decor.
Ensure the light is strategically positioned to provide the desired lighting ambiance. Make sure the light is bright enough to wake you up (see the science background). Consider using smart blinds to automatically open for natural sunlight exposure.
You need to have a home hub in your home in order to create and manage automations (see help).
Choosing the Right Smart Lights for Your Ideal Wake-Up Experience
Purchasing the smart light is a crucial decision to create your ideal wake-up experience. Opt for a HomeKit-compatible smart light that offers color temperature adjustments, like the versatile Eve Light Strip or the Philips Hue Starter Set with Bridge. IKEA has the inexpensive Trådfri lights that work, too. Your choice should align with both your personal preferences and budget. These lights not only provide customizable color temperatures but also integrate seamlessly with your smart home ecosystem, allowing you to enjoy a personalized and energizing wake-up routine with ease.
HomeKit compatible smart blinds are available since 2023 through Eve MotionBlinds and they are a nice addition.
Look out for the following label on the package to get HomeKit compatible accessories:
Setting Up Your Smart Lights with Apple HomeKit effortlessly
Set up your smart lights within the Apple Home app. This process involves installing, configuring, and connecting your smart lights according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. By doing so, you’ll seamlessly integrate your lights into your HomeKit ecosystem, enabling convenient control and customization of your wake-up light experience through your Apple devices.
Revitalize Your Mornings with the Wake Up Light App
Use the following link to the Apple App Store to download Wake Up Light app. Alternatively open up the App Store on your iOS device, search for “Wake Up Light,” and tap the “Download” button – et voilà!
Open the app and it will ask for access to your Apple Home in order to find your smart lights and other accessories like outlets and blinds. Use the time to get familiar with the app and explore its interface.
With the Wake Up Light App, creating your very first wake-up light alarm is a breeze. Begin by selecting your desired wake-up time, allowing you to wake up gently at your preferred hour.
Next, customize your schedule to repeat the experience daily or on specific days that suit your routine. Dive deeper into personalization by adding automations with your smart lights; set the color and brightness gradients to simulate the natural sunrise, gradually illuminating your room and gently nudging you awake. Your wake-up light will turn on before it reaches its target brightness and color on the time you specified as your wake-up time.
With Wake Up Light, your mornings will be transformed into a revitalizing and energizing start to each day.