What you need to know
- Aqara has updated its smart lighting line to support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting.
- HomeKit Adaptive Lighting automatically adjusts color temperature throughout the day.
- Update is available now globally, coming in early April in China.
Aqara has announced the release of a firmware update to its smart lighting line that adds support for HomeKit Adaptive Lighting. The update, found in version 3.2.4 for the Aqara Hub M1S, is available now globally through the Aqara Home app and will be released in Mainland China on April 2nd.
Introduced in iOS 14, HomeKit Adaptive Lighting automatically adjusts the color temperature of compatible lighting throughout the day. In the morning, HomeKit Adaptive Lighting will set the lights to warmer tones to help ease you into the day, followed by whiter light in the afternoon to aid with focus. In the evening, HomeKit will transition the lights back to warmer tones to promote rest.
According to Aqara, HomeKit Adaptive Lighting is now available for its entire line of smart lighting products, including its Tunable White LED Light Bulb. However, the availability of Aqara's products varies as the light bulb, and other lighting accessories are not currently available in North America.
As of now, the HomeKit Adaptive Lighting update is solely available for the Aqara Hub M1S. The company has not said if the feature will come to the excellent Aqara Camera Hub G2H hybrid, but it will be coming to the Aqara Hub M2, which is coming later this year.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.