Smart Lights makes your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a simple home automation controller when in the vicinity of your Robosmart bulbs.
Works on iOS6 & iOS7 with iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone5S, iPad 3rd Generation, iPad 4th Generation, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th Generation.
No pre-configuration is necessary just screw in a Robosmart bulb and start the Smart Lights app to control each Robosmart Bulb. Starting the app commences a scan process allowing Smart Lights to find nearby Robosmart bulbs. Smart Lights then automatically connects to nearby Robosmart bulbs and thereafter you can control your Robosmart bulb from the Smart Lights interface.
A simple list of the bulbs is displayed at the main view and at the main view you can set the dimmer setting and control on & off of each Robosmart bulb. Each listed bulb has it's own detailed view in which you can assign the Robosmart bulb a unique name, grouping, or room location. Also from the detailed view you can setup a timer for controlling when your Robosmart bulb automatically turns on and off, and read back the total power consumption your Robosmart bulb. You can setup the time with which you want the light to ramp on or fade off with the Ramp control. With Auto-On you can control if you light turns on when you come home and how bright you want it to light.
In Smart Lights advanced screen you can securely configure the Robosmart bulb for privacy by entering a passkey unique to each Robosmart Bulb. With privacy enabled only iOS devices running Smart Lights with the correct passkey can control the Robosmart bulb. On the advance screen you can chose to change the default passkey for extra security. LIght bulb firmware updates are also accessible from this screen.
Also available is a refresh button on the main view to update the list with any new Robosmart Bulb.
When Smart Lights is placed into the background it will disconnect from to the bulbs.
When you bring the App back to the foreground it will automatically reconnect to lost connections if they are nearby.
Hit Refresh to update the list of displayed nearby bulbs
Control 10 bulbs simultaneously
Lists discovered bulbs automatically
Easy to read Icons to display the Robosmart bulb's connection status and operational status
Slider control of a Robosmart bulb's dimmer control
Edit a Robosmart bulb's Name, Group and Room characteristics
Set Timer functions of the Robosmart bulb
Configure privacy characteristic for a secure Robosmart bulb
Reports power consumption of a Robosmart bulb
Updated Scan Timeout
Ratings and Reviews
Doesn't work as advertised, more work than using standard light switches.
"Automatically turns on and off as you enter and leave"
This doesn't work. Yes it will turn off when it stops receiving Bluetooth signal, but it doesn't turn back on until you run the app.
So you have to get your phone out and run the app, even if you already had it running you have to refresh it.
iPhone also shuts down Bluetooth when the screen is locked, so your lights will turn off automatically unless you disable the auto-lock which is ridiculous. If you aren't going to lock your screen, you're not going to put your phone in your pocket or bag. And you don't want to have to go into the settings and change the auto lock every time you leave and return.
In short, poor design. At $30-40 per bulb it's a waste of money. It's so much easier to use a light switch which completely defeats the purpose of automation technology.
Doesn't work with iOS 9
Please fix this app to work with iOS 9. The app crashes when it starts to communicate with the lights. This is absolutely ridiculous that the app still doesn't work as it has been well over a year. This is clearly the worst app/company ever.
Crashes when light is on.
I was given a lamp that has one of these lights. I downloaded the app and tried to sync, the app crashes immediately. I found that if the light is on the app crashes, if it is off, the app can't find it. Worthless.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.