What is the time setting like for the sleep/wake?

Is the setting controllable? I.E. can you control how fast or slow the lights will dim or turn on? I am looking for an alternative to the many lamps that have this feature but if the control is not customizable then it would be pointless.

  • Asked by Shaun S from Surrey
  • Oct 30, 2012
  • Asked about:  Philips Hue Connected Bulb

11 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    There are two settings in the app allowing a 3 minute fade or a 9 minute fade. I tried both but have been unable to get it to work. The timer works but the fade did not, it just turned the lights on or off. It may be that I'm not setting it up correctly but the app is fairly straight forward and the only option was a check box for instant, 3 min, or 9 min. I assumed as long as the 3 or 9 min options were checked it would work. I'll try to tweak again today and let you know if I figure it out.

    • Answered by Bryan R from Cypress
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • I have only tried the setting in the app. Three choices instant, 3 minuets and 9 minutes. Note: it did not work for me. They came on and went off in seconds regardless of saved profile. Tried several variations to work out problem....waiting for phone support from Phillip tomorrow EST.... Would expect that they will not be able to resolve, suspect software glitch not hardware.

    • Answered by Jerome S from Tucson
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • Your current options are instant on, 3 minute slow turn on or 9 minute slow turn on. Same time options for turning the lights off.

    • Answered by Mark T from Royal Oak
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • The time is completely adjustable on ON and OFF times. Simply dial online "wheels" to set ON and OFF times. Also choose instant on / off, or short or long delay on / off.

    • Answered by John H from Lexington
    • Oct 30, 2012
  • You can set no fade, 3 minute or 9 minute. That's the current app as of 10/30/12. App updates might change this.

    • Answered by Mark G from Waipahu
    • Oct 30, 2012
  • You can set the time for the light to start fading in (or just turn on) as well as the color it starts as. There are many options available to you when it comes to dimness, light and timers. If you have multiple of the bulbs set for the wake up/ sleep you can set a theme for each of the lamps individually.

    The only thing that you need to be aware of is that the fade in only has three options: instant on, 3 minute fade in, and 9 minute fade in. You can also control when it turns itself off. It also has the three options of: Instant off, 3 minute fade out, 9 minute fade out.

    • Answered by Sara T
    • Oct 30, 2012
  • The timer setting is contollable. It will phase in/ out over 3 or 9 minutes. You can expect options to improve quickly as people create more apps (it's open source) and or the current one is improved.

    • Answered by Robert D from Morristown
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • The bulbs can be "programmed" 24 hours in advance. You can also define a delay of 3 or 9 where the bulb slowly turns on or off.

    • Answered by Markus B
    • Nov 1, 2012
  • Yes to can fade in and out with 3or9minutes elapsing

    • Answered by Remond K
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • Options are instant, fade over 3 minutes, and fade over 9 minutes.

    • Answered by Ian G from Santa Clara
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • As mentioned in the other answers, there exist settings for instant on, 3 minute fade in, and 9 minute fade in. You can also control when it turns itself off. It also has the three options of: Instant off, 3 minute fade out, 9 minute fade out.

    Some additional info I did not see mentioned so far:

    1) I believe these time settings ramp up or down "to" (not from) the activation/deactivation time. For instance: You set up a timer to fade in with a 9 min fade in at 6 am. It actually starts to fade in at 5:51 am, reaching full (programmed) intensity at 6 am. If you want a 9 minute fade in where the lights start their fade in at 6 am, you need to set the activation time to 6:09 am.

    2) It is also worth noting that once you set up a schedule, it only runs ONCE. You have to manually reset each timer every day (there is no 'repeat' option). If you wish to use this as a sunrise or sunset alarm, you will have to reset all your timers every time you use them.

    • Answered by Todd N from Scottsdale
    • Dec 4, 2012