How to Control & Automate Your Lights with SmartThings

Whether you’re brand new to SmartThings or thinking about jumping in, one of the easiest ways you can get started is by controlling and automating your lights. Here’s a brief guide to help you quickly create a few fun and valuable uses.

Step 1: Get this.


Step 2: Download the free SmartThings app.


Then, if you want to control your lamps, all you have to do is this.


And then you can control them from anywhere with a tap of a button in the app, like this.


If you want to control your overhead lights, just do this.


And then you can control them from anywhere, like this.


But we understand that sometimes you might not have a free hand to flip on a switch or tap a button in your smartphone. With SmartThings, you can also set up your lights to automatically turn on when motion is detected, like this.


(Here is an instructional video showing you how to do this.)

And you can also set them to automatically turn off when you leave.


(Here is an instructional video showing you how to do this.)

You can even automate all of your smart lights to come on at different times each day to make it look like you’re at home.


…when really, you’re here.


(Here’s an instructional video showing you how to do this.)

So get out of the dark ages, and start controlling the light–from anywhere.



If you have any questions about how to pair the SmartPower Outlet to your Hub or how to set up different lighting use cases with SmartThings, just leave us a note in the comments section, or contact our support team.

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