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How to schedule your lights

Scheduling your lights can really come in handy. They’re great when you want to look like you’re at home when you’re out, or if you’re sick of turning the lights off after your kids. Here’s how you can put your lights on a timer and make your life much easier.

What you'll need:

  • SmartThings app
  • Any SmartThings compatible smart bulb


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Check you’re ready to start

Open the SmartThings app and make sure it’s already connected to the lights you want to control. If they’re not connected, press add (+), tap ‘Device’, and follow the instructions.

Create a SmartApp

On the home screen click add (+) and then ‘SmartApp’. Select ‘Smart Lighting’ from the list and tap ‘New Lighting Automation’.

Choose your lights

Next, you’ll need to choose the lights you want to put on a timer.

Pick a time

Use ‘Specific time’ as your trigger. Then, you’ll just need to decide on a time you want the lights to turn on and off.

Enjoy the easy life

Finally, hit ‘Done’ and your lights will switch on and go off, without you having to press a button.