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Best HomeKit Light Sensors 2022

When you think of HomeKit, the first thing that may pop up into your mind just might be HomeKit-enabled smart lights. But what about light sensors? They tend to fly under the radar most of the time, but these nifty devices can make some of the best personal automations around. When it comes to measuring light and motion, it works best with HomeKit blinds, plugs, and, of course, light bulbs — things will just happen automatically in the background, so you don't need to lift a finger! And it's cool to just ask Siri how bright your home is. Here are the best HomeKit light sensors available on the market today.

See the light with the best HomeKit light sensors

HomeKit light sensors may not get a lot of love when it comes to home automation, but they have the potential to provide quite an impact with their minute measurements. With the best HomeKit light sensors, you'll be adding an extra layer of security to your home, and you can have your HomeKit lights and accessories automatically turn on to your favorite scene the moment you get home. Who doesn't want to come home to have everything ready and waiting for you after a long day?

We love the Philips Hue Motion Sensor (opens in new tab) thanks to its industry-leading motion response times, and light-sensing is just the icing on the cake. This smart home essential works with HomeKit to make magic moments happen through automations, ones that are completely local to your environment.

If you are looking for a light sensor that works in the great outdoors, then the Philips Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor (opens in new tab) is the one for you. This sensor is one of the few HomeKit options on the market that is UL certified for weather resistance, giving you the option to create automations that are custom to your home. Whichever option you choose for the best HomeKit light sensors, these little devices are sure to give you the finest levels of control through their unique ability to measure even the slightest levels of light.

Christine Chan
Senior Editor

Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently the iMore lead on all things iPhone, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.