Circadian Hue adjust the color temperature of your Philips Hue lights to match the color temperature of the sun. Cooler colors during mid day and warmer colors during morning and evening. Helps your body adjust while indoors without direct access to sunlight. Helps keep you alert during the day and helps with sleep at night by keep your circadian rhythm in sync with nature.
Requires latest Philips Hue Bridge with latest firmware and Philips Hue color changing bulps.
- Fixed crash when selecting non color changing light
Ratings and Reviews
Does What It Claims
This is a very good app and does what it claims. The fact that it is free (as of this review) makes it all the better. It’s not a 100% match to f.lux defaults but that appears to be a limitation of the bulbs. The blubs only seem to go to 2700k whereas flux, at least on mac, defaults down to 1900k. You can alter the colors in f.lux to match the blubs or just accept the room won’t be the exact same color as your monitor. My only complaint is that you have to go into preferences if you want to alter brightness. Like during the day when i’m at 6000k I might want 100% brightness but at night when I’m at 2700k (I opted to adjust my f.lux settings to match the bulb limitations) I want to drop the brightness to ~20%. To do this I have to go into preferences. If there was a slider directly in the dropdown that would easily make this a 5 star app. Regardless, great app. I look forward to using this more.
Great Concept, Beta Release a true Software Product.
Circadian Hue is one of the best Philips Hue App to date. Version 1.1 followed the Alpha Release 1.0 feedback responsivly and with Color Temperature in K° along with an expressive User Interface.
The Concept of Mac Color Temperature Ambient Lighting, it must be noted, began with Michael & Lorna Herf at their f.lux WebSite. Why Apple rejected their Mac App is an Open Question.
Essential Hue App
This is an amazing little app, and it's a feature that should hve been built into the Philips Hue app and the Apple Home app - it really shows how incrediblly useful something can be when a developer notices a need and flls it, and does so simply, intuitively, and functionally. This is exactly what I want my Hue lights to do most of the time, just like my macOS screen, keep themselves aligned with natural light. So if you want that optoin this is truly a must-have app for Hue users.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.