If you want to have a killer Halloween party and you already have [UNKNOWN] bulbs there are a couple of ways to turn them into a fun and spooky centerpiece for your Halloween party.
So I have four Phillips Hue Bulbs already set up, and I can of course control them from the official app, but I also have a couple of other apps that let me synch the bulbs with any music or spooky sounds that I'm playing.
The first option is called Hue Halloween, and it's available for IOS and Android.
I love it because it's really simple [NOISE]
[CROSSTALK] to get things started launch the app and hit the button on your [INAUDIBLE] to get things synced then hit the lightbulb button to choose which lights you'll use with the app so ill set the mood and in this case piano music
[CROSSTALK] creepy already but lets throw in some sound effects.
And you'll see that as I change the effect, the light syncs with whatever's playing.
That one's really creepy.
They also have other moods that you can choose from for background music.
[NOISE] I can put some raindrops in the background.
hit it with the zombie sound.
This app is great because of all the built in options but it does require you to man it.
Now if you want more control over the music and how the lights react to it, check out hue disco.
It's available for IOS and Android.
To get started, you'll launch the app and sync it with your Hue just like Hue Halloween.
Then go ahead a choose which lightbulbs you want to work with the app.
Again, the more the merrier.
Or scarier, in this case.
Once you do that, head over to the disco tab and here you can really fine tune the controls.
So, the most important one is really Microphone Sensitivity.
Because if you're having a really rowdy party, you want to make sure that the app can still pick up on the music that you're playing.
So, if you have a lot of people over, crank up the sensitivity.
the other thing to check out is the transition control so you can choose between smooth for a smoother transition or snap which give you more of a strobe effect, kind of like a club feel.
And if you can't decide, just choose mix.
And then go ahead and cue up your music, and hit start.
So those are just a couple of fun ways to use your smartphone to add a little more flair to your Halloween party.
But you can also use these same tips year round, during any other events you're hosting.
Cause this is thriller, thriller night