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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.

OnSwitch for Philips Hue/LIFX

It's Party Time

OnSwitch for Philips Hue/LIFX

OnSwitch for Philips Hue/LIFX

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.

Lightbow

Switch It Up

Lightbow

One of the few Philips Hue apps that is universal.

Whatever your mood, you’ll find something to like with Lightbow. Featuring presets, animations, groups, triggers, and transitions, Lightbow offers it all, including support for Apple Watch.

Why we love it

One of the first Philips Hue apps continues to be one of the best. We especially like its list of seasonal themes.

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.

Philips Hue

The One You Need

Philips Hue

Philips Hue

Most importantly, the update brings a simpler navigation UI with more shortcuts to quickly control the popular smart lighting system. In practice, that change makes the app much more useful. For example, a single press and hold on a specific room or individual lights will allow you to change the color or set one of the last four used scenes. A new color picker feature will allow users to group and ungroup lights in a room and choose an exact shade of color or white for a room. Another nice addition is a new feature that allows you to provide your favorite pictures and watch as the app applies the most relevant colors for lightning. You can also select from 30 new lightning scenes that mimic a sunset in Honolulu or a night out in London’s Soho district. Another addition includes brightness control and light visualization inside rooms. Philips Hue is designed for the iPhone and all iPad models. There is also an Apple Watch version. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.

Why we love it

Light DJ Pro for Hue & LIFX

Light It up and Dance

Light DJ Pro for Hue & LIFX

Light DJ Pro for Hue & LIFX

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