Relax by the fire light show using your Philips Hue lights. Watch your lights glow and flicker to the sounds of a fire.
View a demo at http://hue.firestorm.scottdodson.io/
• Candlelight — Flickering flame from a candle
• Lava — Molten rock oozes out of the volcano
• Fireplace — Glowing fire with wood crackling as it slowly burns
• Campfire — Flames dance quickly with crickets chirping in the background
• Toggle fire sound effects
• Set fire volume
• Toggle fire light effects
• Change flicker rate (default, glow, slow, medium, fast)
• Change the color of the fire light effects
• Change the brightness of the fire light effects
• Change lights end state (on, off, revert)
• Auto-start and Auto-stop fire
LIGHTS / GROUPS
Select one or more lights for your fire light show. Choose a group that you set up using your Philips Hue app, or create a new group in the Firestorm for Hue app. When you add, remove, or change lights, pull down the list on the Lights/Groups tab to refresh.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you experience any issues. I'd love to hear your thoughts and appreciate you taking the time to rate and review the app. I want to continue to improve Firestorm for Hue and create a great experience for you and future users. Thank you! —Scott
Need help? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- added Lava mode
- added Glow to Flicker Rate under Settings
- fixed fire brightness bug
- added audio fade out at end of sleep timer
- added ability to edit groups
- added "Lights End State" under Settings (on, off, revert)
- updated login process
- updated for iOS 11 and iPhone X
- moved Sleep Timer toggle to header
- updated More tab
- improved fireplace audio
- added volume control under Settings
- added Flicker Rate under Settings (overrides default)
- added "Revert lights" button under Settings (changes lights back to their original settings before you opened the app)
- updated About screen
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved fire audio
- added About screen
- fixed background mode bug when fire audio is off
- updated light status messages
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing
Ratings and Reviews
Initial issue, but works great now
Original: I access the app from my iPhone 10 and control Philips Hue lights. It works until the auto lock on the phone comes on after two minutes than the flickering stops. I can’t find a setting in the app to prevent it from stopping after the phone’s auto lock activates. I guess I could change the auto lock setting from two minutes to never, but it seems odd that I need to have my phone on for this to work.
Update: We use this app nearly every day with our Hue lights and per the developer recommendation, it works fine after I cycled my phone off and on. Five Stars.
Thank you for the feedback! You should be able to run the app in the background. Please try restarting your iPhone and/or closing all other apps running in the background. Contact me at email@example.com for further assistance.
Good Hue app, but audio needs work
This is one of the better Hue applications I’ve tried. The app design is very clean and the interface is intuitive and easy to use. The three light modes: candle, fireplace, and campfire are nice relaxing light modes that I use when taking a nap or just relaxing. That said, I only gave this app 3 stars because I believe there are some things that could be improved. The first is with the light speeds for the fireplace and campfire modes. The slow, medium, and fast settings are like a notch too fast. I would expect the slow setting to be more like a fire when it is dying down and and is mostly red coals, so the light would be primary at the red end of the color with only occasional yellow and pulsing very slowly. As it is, slow is more like a regular fire speed. Fast is way too fast. I think the designer may have been imagining a roaring bonfire, but to me if feels more like being in a house that is on fire. My second issue with this app is my biggest complaint, the audio needs some work. The first problem with the audio is that it is that the audio is the same no matter what speed the fireplace or campfire are set to. Yes, the audio is different for the fireplace and campfire, but when you can the fire speed the audio is the exact same whether it is slow, medium, or fast. My second complain is that their is a “tape hiss” type sound in the audio background. It sounds like the developer used a fairly cheap audio for the fireplace and campfire recordings. I use the app on my iPad Pro which has good speakers and I notice the hiss sound. I also connect the audio to my Bose Wave bookshelf audio system and there the hiss sound is really noticeable. All-in-all I like the Firestorm app and with some improvements to the speed modes and audio I think this could be a 5-star app.
Thank you for the feedback! The latest release (1.6.1) added a new Lava mode that glows at a much slower rate than the other fire modes. You can also now choose Glow from the Flicker Rate menu under Settings. The flicker rates for the other fire modes have been slowed down a bit as well. As for the "tape hiss" type sound, I'm not able to detect it on an iPad Pro or while using headphones. Please try redownloading the app to see if the problem persists. The sound you hear may be the fire itself or the crickets chirping in the background. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thanks!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.