How I Built My Own Sunrise Alarm Clock with Smart Bulbs

How to build your own sunrise alarm clock with smart light bulbs. This is for anyone who finds it hard to wake up, especially in the winter!


ValerieFebruary 4, 2021 - 2:18 pm

Hi! I just bought the same light bulbs and I’ve been trying to set it up to simulate sunrise and I was wondering if the light was coming out as red with the style you picked because for me the light turn on very white and I’d like them to go from red to yellow.

SherFebruary 4, 2021 - 5:38 pm

Hi Valerie! You can set the color temperature and brightness in the app, under automation. So for the “sunrise” alarm that I have set up, I have the bulbs gradually brighten and also gradually turn more blue-ish (because I want to be more alert). You can set it to however you want though, red to yellow is possible!

ValerieFebruary 6, 2021 - 10:34 pm

Hi Sher! How do you change the color? Because I’ve tried by picking a “style” under automation and when I tested it, it lit up white 🤔

SarahFebruary 26, 2021 - 9:05 am

You are a life saver!! Thanks!!!

ChessaMarch 17, 2021 - 11:43 am

Can the lightbulbs be used for normal daily lighting without messing up the morning programming? This is is a great hack. Thanks!

SherMarch 19, 2021 - 3:21 am

yup! the morning turn on schedule is an automation. then during the day you can change the color temperature to whatever you want.