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Best Lighting Apps for iOS

Best Lighting Apps for iOS

Set the mood in your home with these incredible apps that are compatible with Philips Hue and/or LIFX lighting.

Hue Scintillator

Hue Scintillator

Flaming Pear Software

Hue Scintillator

Design animated lighting effects for Philips Hue, LIFX, Lightify, and Avea with full control over color, speed, style, and more. Scintillator includes lots of pre-built effects and color palettes to get you started. Change them or make your own with the couldn’t-be-simpler editors.

Philips Hue

The One You Need

Philips Hue

Philips Hue

Users can record customized phrases and then activate them with a simple Siri command. Favorite scenes will also be suggested on the lock screen or on the Siri watch face in watchOS 5. Those can be activated with a quick tap. Just to note, you will need version 2 of the Hue bridge, which is square shaped, to use Siri Shortcuts. Designed for the iPhone and all iPad models, the Philips Hue app can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. If you're new to smart lighting, a starter kit with two A19 white bulbs and a Hue Bridge can be purchased now <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016AEHV24?tag=aa_guide-20 ">for $67.40</a> now from Amazon. There are a number of other types of bulbs available, including color options. <a href="https://appadvice.com/post/philips-hue-app-receives-major-update-with-new-scenes-improved-navigation-and-more/1055281310/339659614 ">Back in May</a>, the Hue app received a major update with a simpler navigation UI, a new color picker feature, 30 new lighting scenes and more.

Why we love it

OnSwitch Lighting Experiences

It's Party Time

OnSwitch Lighting Experiences

OnSwitch Lighting Experiences

One of the easiest ways to use Philips Hue and LIFX.

The app’s many features include a wake up and sleep timer, which makes for a better night’s sleep. To get started, simple tap an effect and see it applied to any bulb group of your choice. Don’t like what you see? Select something else with ease.

Why we love it

One of the best apps for both Philips Hue and LIFX.

Light DJ Pro for Smart Lights

Light It up and Dance

Light DJ Pro for Smart Lights

Light DJ Pro for Smart Lights

For DJs who understand that lightning and music mix.

If you’re a DJ, you need to install this app. Compatible with both Philips Hue and LIFX, Light DJ offers everything you need to create the ultimate music listening experience. Use the app as a personal music visualizer, or program the app to create your own customized light shows.

Why we love it

When it's time to party, it's time for Light DJ Pro

Thorlight for Philips Hue

Make Thor Proud

Thorlight for Philips Hue

Thorlight for Philips Hue

For Philips Hue users looking for a unique lighting experience.

Thorlight is unique in that it offers controlled animations that you can setup according to room. The crafted animations synchronize your lights for effects rather than random light color changes.

Why we love it

Most Philips Hue apps offer the same type of tools. Thorlight is slightly different.