Eve Adds Support for iOS 14's HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to Eve Light Strip

Eve Systems, known for its line of HomeKit-connected products, today announced the launch of a new firmware update that will bring HomeKit Adaptive Lighting support to the Eve Light Strip.

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Eve is one of the first companies to embrace Adaptive Lighting, an iOS 14 feature that is designed to allow HomeKit-connected lights to adjust their color temperature throughout the day. Warm colors are used in the morning, cooler colors are used midday, and blue light is reduced at night for better sleep.

Color temperature shifts throughout the day without user interaction, using subtle transitions between color options. Using the Adaptive Lighting feature with the Eve Light Strip requires a HomePod or an fourth or fifth-generation Apple TV as a home hub.

Those who own an Eve Light Strip can install the firmware updates through the Eve app. The Eve Light Strip can be purchased from the Eve website for $80, with a 6.5-foot extension available for $50. Eve products are also available from Amazon.

Top Rated Comments

Kylo83 Avatar
12 months ago
Wish hue would add it
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Ent Avatar
12 months ago
This is a ripoff. Wait for a Black Friday sale or Amazon prime day.
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Joseph C Avatar
12 months ago

Wish hue would add it
It's available in Beta in Germany and Philips say Hue will get it worldwide "later this year".

I cannot wait for it.
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name99 Avatar
12 months ago

They've said they're looking into it. ('https://www.reddit.com/r/lifx/comments/iv3flf/adaptive_lighting_on_ios_14/g66y90r')

Only had one bit of Eve kit and it wasn't great... has the recent stuff improved? I got a load of Lifx (4x GU10's and 2x strips at 4m each) and they've been top notch.
I've dealt with a bunch of HomeKit vendors and Eve is BY FAR my favorite. It's bulletproof, just works without random weirdness. It's expensive, yes, but they're now my first choice if they offer what I want; life's too short to put up with the nonsense of other vendors. (Basically Hue and Ikea are second tier, requiring HomeBridge for full access to their functionality, and with various hassles in the setup and occasional random weirdness. Anything below those two [eg Wyze or Wemo or the Chinese no-names is just too much pain unless you have absolutely no choice.])

The one issue with Eve is that they are Bluetooth only, meaning Bluetooth range limits (but VERY convenient setup, and, like I said, reliability). If you require long range you will need to buy their range extenders which is, yes, even more dollars. Unfortunately quality costs...
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coredev Avatar
12 months ago
Homekit earning more and more traction, cool :cool:
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name99 Avatar
12 months ago

I'm hoping TP-Link bulbs and smart plugs will adopt HomeKit after not too long. I currently have about 5 of these devices being controlled by 3 Echo devices but I would love to switch to 3 HomePod Minis and not have to replace anything else to use HomeKit.
If you are the kind of person who's happy running a (very simple) home server, look into the HomeBridge project. This is software that runs on a variety of devices (I use an old mac mini, other people use a Raspberry Pi or a Windows machine). Easy install; access through a web browser. What it does is bridge various non-HomeKit HW into HomeKit so that HomeKit can control them. It usually works pretty well.

Going forward (in my experience) I would still buy genuine HomeKit stuff if possible because the cheaper stuff tends to not be as well debugged and to randomly have to be rebooted or to fail for no reason. But it's an easy cheap way to grandfather in any devices (like smart plugs or bulbs) that you already have.
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