Turn your hue lights on at sunset. Hue Sunset adjusts the times of hue lighting schedules created with the hue manufacturer’s application. On time can be adjusted for sunset with an offset. Off time can be adjusted for sunrise. These adjustments are made automatically while Hue Sunset runs in the background on your iOS device.
PLEASE NOTE: 1) The Philips hue Gen 2 app is not fully compatible with Hue Sunset. The Wake up and Go to sleep routines should not be adjusted with Hue Sunset.
2) Hue Sunset does not create schedules it only modifies them. They must be created using the Philips hue application. Schedules are called Alarms in the original Philips hue application and Routines in the newer Philips hue Gen 2 application. See the Information tab in the Hue Sunset application for steps necessary to set up proper operation.
Hue Sunset Features:
•Adjust a schedule to turn lights on at sunset
•Adjust a schedule to turn lights off at sunrise
•Add offset to sun event time up to two hours before or after
•Adjust fixed on or off times
•Convenient on/off switches for light control
•Updates occur automatically in the background
•A hue lighting system on a Wi-Fi network
•The hue manufacturer’s application
•Location services enabled
•Background App Refresh enabled
•Application remains loaded
•iOS 8 or later for background tasking
Updated for iOS 11.
Ratings and Reviews
Supplies much needed feature for Hue
Hue has the potential to be a cost-effective, automated lighting system. But the native software is weak, as is most of the 3rd part stuff at the iTunes store. Obvious shortcoming of all of them: you can't automate turning a light or lights on at sundown, or sundown plus or minus any amount of time in the event your house is in the shade or in the open. Kind of obvious need, keying lights around the sun. Even IFTTT scripts aren’t the answer, since IFTTT doesn’t update continuously. So instead, you get “Around sundown” kind of scripts, the 15 minutes margin for IFTTT updates. Hue Sunset solves this problem by allowing you to accurately and automatically turn lights on and off depending on your location and when sunset occurs. And the developer is incredibly responsive in the event you have any kind of problem getting this going.
Im a happy customer. At first, I was a bit frustrated because I couldn't get it to work and long instructions. I emailed support and got a response within 5-10 minutes with clear and easy to follow instructions. It's been working flawless ever since. The main thing is you first have to set timer/s on the original Hue app; only then you can use Hue Sunset to edit your timer/s precisely to your liking. For ex., I live in Miami, FL; I got my front door light to turn on everyday at 8:16pm and turn off at 5:45am.
It still works for me
Hue Sunset adjusts light schedules created on the Philips hue system so that they follow sunset through out the year. Hue Sunset has been doing this successfully on my hue system for over three years. It still works, but you may need to read the instructions or contact support to deal with some of the hue complexities.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.