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.
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.
On the home screen click add (+) and then ‘SmartApp’. Select ‘Smart Lighting’ from the list and tap ‘New Lighting Automation’.
Next, you’ll need to choose the lights you want to put on a timer.
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.
Finally, hit ‘Done’ and your lights will switch on and go off, without you having to press a button.