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How To Make Light Effects in HomeKit

Apple’s Home app and HomeKit do not give you access to create cool lighting effects, such as strobes, changing colours, candle flickers, etc. out of the box. BUT, there is a way to achieve these cool lighting effects and access them right from the Home app. Today I’m going to show you a way to access these awesome lighting effects and make them a part of any of your HomeKit scenes!

Note: for this to work, you must have lights that come with light effects from the manufacturer. I will be using VOCOlinc lights to achieve this.

You will also need to use a 3rd party app during the setup process. I will demonstrate this by using the Eve app (free) and the Home+ app (paid). Once the setup is complete, you do not need to use either app. The light effects will be accessible right in the Apple Home app.