Try This: A Staircase That Can Light Up the Way

I put a SmartThings Motion Sensor on my stairs that turns on the lights when it’s dark.”

Make the evening brighter with the Smart Lights SmartApp! Here’s how to do it:

  • Use the “Add Device” feature in the SmartThings app to pair a SmartThings Motion Sensor with your SmartThings Hub.
  • Use the “Add Device” feature in the SmartThings app to pair one or more connected lights from Philips Hue, LIFX, OSRAM, or Cree with your SmartThings Hub.

  • Place the SmartThings Motion Sensor on your stairs or in your hallway where it can easily detect motion.

  • Use the “Smart Lights” SmartApp in the Marketplace section of the SmartThings app to configure your connected lights to turn on when motion is detected.
  • Note: You probably want to configure this to happen only between sunset and sunrise so that the connected lights don’t turn on when it’s light out. Don’t worry; the Smart Lights app lets you choose those as start and end times.

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