With Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time to start getting creative with your decorating. If there is one way you can step up your Halloween decorating this year, without months of planning, it’s with Philips Hue smart lighting! I mean, that’s what Halloween is all about right?! Creating the ultimate spooky setting with the right lighting, as well as music and sounds to bring it to life even more.
Halloween Decorating Ideas with Philips Hue Smart Lighting
Here are a few ways you can use Philips Hue smart lighting and the Philips Hue Go to help you step up your Halloween decorating game this year.
Make people think twice before knocking
Philips Hue smart lighting is so awesome! There are so many things you can do with it, but I’m looking forward to trying this. My boyfriend and I want to use our Philips Hue smart lighting to start the spook-factor at the front door. We will turn the lights in the foyer to a muted orange or fluorescent green color and add some flickering using the Hue Halloween app or Hue Labs feature. We also want to knock over a few things on the porch to increase the spook-factor. I don’t know about you, but it would make me stop for a second before going in.
No more mess jack-o’-lanterns
We carve pumpkins every single year. I’m scared to put candles inside my pumpkins, and I’ve had problems finding lights that are bright enough. Until this year that is! This year, I’ll be using a Philips Hue Go inside my jack-o’-lantern! Not only is it bright enough, but I can make my pumpkin glow with any color I want, by choosing from the 16 million colors and 50,000 shades of white in the Hue app!
Create a DIY jacl-o-lantern with the Philips Hue Go
This is by far one of my favorites! I love carving pumpkins, but I like for them to stay outside because they get yucky rather fast.
The Philips Hue Go jack-o’-lantern was my daughter’s idea, and I love it. We found face stickers and just stuck them on ourPhilips Hue Go! Of course, we played with the colors of our new inside jack-o’-lantern, but decided orange was best!
Knocked over lamp
I saw this online somewhere a while back, and I have wanted to try it ever since. Just use a lamp with one of your Philips Hue smart lights in it, lay it on the floor and set it to the strobe the setting in the Hue Halloween app or Hue labs scene. This is a great way to create a spooky vibe or turn your home into a haunted house.
Turn your home into a haunted house and sync your Philip Hues smart lights with spooky music
Every year, we have a big Halloween party, and this year, I’m stepping up my game. I don’t know if I will go all out, but I’m going with the haunted house theme because Philips Hue smart lights make it too much fun without too much work. With the Hue Halloween app, available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, you can effortlessly sync light and sound effects for Halloween. So, have fun, choose dark and dreary colors for your lights, connect your speakers, and add scary effects with spooky music playing in the background.
The Philips Hue Go is an awesome, portable and rechargeable light. Like the other Philips Hue smart lights, the Philips Hue Go can be controlled from your smart device, and you can also activate light settings by pressing the button on the back.
You can also control Philips Hue smart lights with your voice using Amazon Alexa, Google Home or Apple HomeKit. You can turn your lights on or off, dim or brighten them, or change colors.
If you are interested in getting started with Philips Hue smart lighting this Halloween, I suggest starting with the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit. The kit includes:
- The bridge – The heart of your Hue system that allows for the app-based control of the Hue lights
- An Ethernet cable – Connect the bridge to your wireless router as well as the power cord, so you are able to plug the bridge into any standard outlet.
- Four A19 standard-size LED light bulbs – With these bad boys, you can choose from more than 16 million colors or 50,000 shades of white light. The bulbs can be used in any standard indoor light fixture.
What are your Halloween decorating ideas this year?
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