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Smart Automations to Get Ready for BBQ Season

Scenes and Automations, What's the Difference?

Scenes and automations combine conditional statements with tasks (if THIS, then THAT). For example, a scene is a series of actions that happen when you manually tap a saved scene in the Feit Electric app. While automations occur automatically when a specific condition or set of conditions have been met. To learn more about scenes and automations, and how to create them, watch our Scenes and Automations Tutorial.  


Enhance Your Outdoor Gatherings

BBQ season is here which means it is time to step outdoors. Whether you’re celebrating Memorial Day weekend, a birthday, looking for summer party ideas, or just want to have a casual backyard party with your friends, you’ll have to prep your space for a fun over the fire cooking day. Keep reading to learn about two Smart Automations that will make BBQ Season a breeze!

Time to Eat Alert

Lighting should be the least of your worries when you’re having fun with friends and family. To ensure dinner time isn’t interrupted by darkness, pair your Feit Electric Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plugs with your non-smart plug-in lights to turn on automatically as soon as the sun goes down. Let your guests can get their grub on by doing the following:
  1. Open the Feit Electric app and connect your Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug
  2. Tap Smart Scenes
  3. In the Automation tab tap Create Scene or tap the plus (+) symbol on the top right corner of the screen
  4. Tap Sunrise/Sunset>Sunset/Sunrise
  5. Tap Sunset>save
  6. Then tap Run the device >Smart Outdoor Plug >Switch >ON
Let’s say you also want to decorate your outdoor bar or tables with color but don’t want to spend time and money on decorations. Use Smart Wi-Fi Strip Lights and bend or cut them to fit your outdoor bar or tables then watch them automatically turn ON to your favorite color.
  1. Before tapping Save tap the plus (+) symbol next to Then
  2. Tap Run the device > Strip Light
  3. Tap Switch>ON>Save
  4. Then tap Color Light and select your favorite color and save
  5. Tap Next and rename your Automation
  6. Save!



Time to Go Home

Send a subtle hint to your guests at the end of the night by having your outdoor lights dim down and change from color to white light. This will let your guests know your gathering has come to an end and allow them to get ready to end the night without making them feel rushed out. A quick and easy way to turn down the lights is to simply create an Automation. Here’s how to politely let your guests know it is time to exit:
  1. On the Feit Electric app tap Smart Scenes
  2. In the Automation tab tap Create Scene or tap the plus (+) symbol on the top right corner of the screen
  3. Tap Schedule> set to 11:00 p.m.>Next
  4. Tap Run the device and select your first bulb >Switch>ON
  5. Tap White Light> set the slider to 2928K>Save > Next
  6. Repeat the steps to add another bulb to your Automation
  7. Once you’ve added all your lights, name your Automation Go Home and tap Save


Follow these easy Smart Automations to ensure that you get the most out of your outdoor gatherings so you can spend less time worrying about your outdoor lighting and focus more on what matters to you most (like enjoying time with your friends and family).

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