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Creating a Motion Activated Night Light

Waking up in the middle of the night in complete darkness is never easy. Especially if I need to find my way to the bathroom or the hallway. Before I started my home automation journey, this would result in constant toe stubbing and silent cursing. But now, I have a solution for that.

Using a motion sensor, I was able to create a motion-activated night light that would turn on my light strip between the hours of 1 AM and 7:15 AM when a motion detector detected motion. Lighting up the room just enough for me to see but not so bright that I was blinded.

The best part of this Automation is that it can be created solely in the Apple Home app with a time condition. Of course, if you wanted to take it a step further you could use the Home+ or Eve app, but that is for another day.

To see how I achieved this simple automation, check out my video below: