Can the hue bulbs be used as timed night lights for children?, timed to stay on for a period as a color and then dimming to off over another period?

Philips Hue Connected Bulb

Philips Hue Connected Bulb

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  • Answer

    Yes. You can set a color, set an off time, and then select a 3 or 9 minute dim to off.

  • Yes. You can control the color. Clock time for on and off and the amount of time it takes to ramp up to the on or off setting.

  • Yes, you can set the timing of the lights, ie when they turn on and when they turn off. You can also change the color meanwhile, such as mimicking a sunset

  • Yes. BUT:

    These 'timers' do not repeat. You must manually reset these timing programs every day, else they do not run.

  • Yes, but the timer is a one-shot timer, i.e. if you want the lights to fade in every morning at 6am, you need to reset the timer every day.

    You should also be aware that the timed fade-in and fade-out have been problematic for me and many others on this forum. The "fade-in" turns on the bulbs to (shat seems to me to be)a bout 50% brightness before ramping it up all the way so that it is still too startling to emulate natural light filling the room at sunrise. On top of this, I've found the automatic face in just stopped working for me after the first few attempts (as it has for others). I'm guessing it stopped working after I liked my iOS device to the web portal, but I'm not sure - all I know for sure is that the timer works for me, but it is instant on or off regardless of whether I have chosen instant , 3 minute or 9 minute fade.

  • The alarm can be used to switch on the lights in a scene at a specified time (up to 24h in advance), and allows you specify none, short or long fade to on. Another time can be set to switch off the lights in a scene at a specified time (up to 24h in advance), and allows you specify none, short or long fade to off.

  • Yes.