How to create light scenes for Philips Hue smart bulbs

If you have compatible smart lights Hue Bridge, then it's good to know that if you want to change the colors of the lights in your house, you don't have to set them manually every time. All you have to do is create light scenes for the smart bulbs Philips Hue directly from the application Hue (Philips). Thus, when you activate the desired scene, the colors and intensity of the lights will change immediately, as you previously set them in the saved scene.

So, "scenes" are preset settings for smart lights, where the user can set the colors, light intensity and dynamics (the lights in the scene change automatically).

Before you create scenes Hue custom, you must have smart light groups defined. IN A previous tutorial we showed how you can create groups of Philips lights by rooms and zones. "Rooms & Zones".

How to create light scenes for Philips Hue smart bulbs

If you have two or more smart bulbs Philips Hue, you can combine them to create a custom light scene. You can even use a photo from your smartphone to find the most suitable complementary colors for any mood, to match the design of the room or with an event. You can create light scenes for Christmas, New Year's Eve, romantic evenings, birthdays or for a mood.

Here's how to create light scenes in the Hue app for your smart bulbs Philips Hue installed on the smartphone Android, iPhone or iPad.

To create a custom light scene, open the app Philips Hue then tap the "Home" button at the bottom of the screen (most of the time, the app already opens in this section). Then select a room or area, touch the plus sign icon and select “Use photo"Or"Create custom scene".

Create custom Hue Lights Scene
Create custom Hue Lights Scene

In my tutorial, I chose to create a custom light scene for the living room, where I have: ceiling light Flourish Hue, table lamp Philips Flourish Hue, two bars Hue Play.

So, to customize light scenes in the Hue app, press the option "Create custom scene“, Then choose a name for the new lights scene.

Next up are the scene settings, where you can choose which color each smart bulb in the system will light up in Philips Hue, light intensity and dynamic mode (mode in which the light bulbs will dynamically change to the set colors for the newly created scene).

How to create light scenes for Philips Hue smart bulbs
How to create light scenes for Philips Hue smart bulbs

When you're done, press the "Save” at the bottom of your screen and select the scene to start using it.

In the example above, I created smart light scene "Living Purple” where I chose shades of purple, mauve and complementary colors. You can create as many scenes as you want, with different colored lights, and you can choose which bulbs (chandeliers, ceiling lights, desk lamps) are part of the scene.

What are dynamic scenes and how to set them up for Philips Hue smart lights.

Dynamic scenes are special settings for smart lights Philips Hue, which allow the lights to change dynamically and create stunning lighting effects for different moods or moments. These dynamic scenes add an element of animation and movement to home lighting, providing an immersive visual experience.

Basically, the colors of the smart lights previously set for each device will automatically change between all the components in the scene.

Let's see step by step how to set dynamic scenes for smart lights Philips Hue.

1. Open the application "Hue", then go to an already created scene that you want to make dynamic. I will take as an example the scene "Living Purple” created above.

2. Press the "pen" icon for scene editing.

3. Activate the "Auto-Play", then you save the scene. "Save".

Dynamic Scenes in Philips Hue
Dynamic Scenes in Philips Hue

As can be seen in the image above, also from these options you can set the speed with which the colors of the lights change between the bulbs in the scene. You have at your disposal a "Dynamic Speed" scale, from 1 (very slow) to 12 (extreme).

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