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Eve Light Strip update adds support for HomeKit Adaptive Lighting

Eve Light Strip in a living room setting
Eve Light Strip in a living room setting (Image credit: Eve Systems)

What you need to know

  • Eve Systems has released an update that adds HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to the Eve Light Strip.
  • Adaptive Lighting automatically adjusts color temperature throughout the day.
  • iOS 14 also brings Activity Zones and Face Recognition HomeKit Secure Video features to Eve Cam.

Eve Systems has announced the release of an update to the Eve Light Strip (opens in new tab) that adds support for HomeKit Adaptive Lighting. The latest HomeKit feature, introduced back at WWDC 2020, automatically adjusts color temperature for connected lights throughout the day.

"Eve products are all about simplicity and privacy. By leveraging HomeKit, we combine these attributes with an ever-expanding set of powerful features", says Jerome Gackel, CEO, Eve Systems. "iOS 14 takes Eve accessories to yet another level, adding advanced functionality to Eve Cam and turning Eve Light Strip into the first lighting solution to support the amazing Adaptive Lighting mode."

Eve Light Strip HomeKit Adaptive Lighting

Eve Light Strip HomeKit Adaptive Lighting (Image credit: Eve)

Available now through the Eve for HomeKit app (opens in new tab), the Eve Light Strip can be updated in minutes over the air with just a few taps. Once updated, a new Adaptive Lighting control will be shown alongside color adjustments over in Apple's Home app.

By selecting Adaptive Lighting, the Eve Light Strip will automatically display warmer white tones in the morning to help ease owners into the day and then shift to cooler shades of white to aid with focus as the day progresses. In the evening, the Eve Light Strip will shift back to warmer tones to calm the mind and promote rest.

In addition to the Eve Light Strip upgrade, Eve's security camera, the Eve Cam, also gained some additional HomeKit features with the release of iOS 14 last month. Through HomeKit Secure Video, Eve Cam owners can create Activity Zones that exclude specific areas within the camera's view, preventing nuisance notifications. The Eve Cam also works with iOS 14's Face Recognition feature, which adds names to camera notifications by leveraging a users Photo Library from the Photos app.

iOS Home app Activity Zone screen displayed on an iPhone

iOS Home app Activity Zone screen displayed on an iPhone (Image credit: Christopher Close / iMore)

Eve's HomeKit products are available now at various retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and Apple, as well as through evehome.com. The Eve Light Strip (opens in new tab) retails for $79.95 for a 6.6-foot starter strip, with additional extensions (opens in new tab) also available starting at $49.95. The Eve Cam (opens in new tab) retails for $149.95 for a single camera, and HomeKit Secure Video features require an active iCloud storage subscription starting at $2.99 a month.

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