HomeKit’s new adaptive lighting feature has been beta tested on Philips Hue,media reported. At WWDC earlier this year, Apple announced a new HomeKit feature called Adaptive Lighting, which allows smart lighting devices to dynamically adjust to the time of day.
At any given time of day, smart lights with adaptive lighting will have slightly different colors and will change over time, similar to Apple’s night viewing features on iOS, iPad OS, and macOS. Adaptive lighting provides a button to turn the feature on or off.
Adaptive lighting did not appear in any iOS 14 Beta prior to its public release, but was promised later this year, a technology being adopted by smart lighting manufacturers such as Philips Hue.
Philips Hue has reportedly introduced a firmware update to support adaptive lighting. Philips says only white and colored aura bulbs currently support this feature.
So far, little has been known about how adaptive lighting works in practice, and it seems that users only need to hold down the specified light in the home app, while in the color selector, one of the six saved colors is replaced with an icon to activate adaptive lighting.