Set Your Lights to Turn on at Sunrise

Alarm clocks are so 1993. With SmartThings, you can set your bedroom lights to automatically turn on or brighten when you want to wake up, and then dim or turn off when you want to go to bed. Here’s a really simple video to show you how it’s done…

A SmartThings customer just wrote in to the blog to ask:

Which app is best for turning on a z-wave plug at sunset and off at a specific time?
– Robert

The best way to do this is through the SmartThings Dashboard. Just go to the Lights & Switches category, tap the gear icon, and follow the easy prompts outlined in the video.

Important note: In order to do this, you’ll need to set your home location through the location settings in the Menu. (This is how SmartThings knows when the sun will rise and set at your home.) Here are some more details about setting your home location in the SmartThings app.
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