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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

We set up a model kid's room at the CNET Smart Home complete with cute furniture and decorations. What it really needs though is a system of smart lighting.

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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

I was able to find and control every light in the room under the SmartThings mobile app.

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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

Placing a smart bulb in the room's chandelier also brought it into the SmartThings universe of connected devices.

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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

I also added a Philips Hue bulb to the reading lamp clamped to the bookshelf.

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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

The primary trigger for automated lighting actions is a door sensor mounted to the room's inside door frame.

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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

The SmartThings app knows the instant the bedroom door opens.

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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

When the app detects the door closes, the system will turn off lights outside and inside the room except for the night light.

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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

With smart color-changing bulbs, all lights in the room can act as night lights.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Monroe/CNET
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Enter the CNET Smart Home kid's room

Control every light

Smarts on the ceiling

Even the reading lamp can be smart

Use a door sensor

As the door opens

When the door closes

All lights can be night lights

An inviting night time potty

A smart light above the toilet automatically turns on at night when the door opens.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Chris Monroe/CNET
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