Daylight saving time is officially here, which means your body is probably confused. You lose an hour of sleep, mornings are darker, and evenings are brighter. It takes a while to get used to a new routine so we came up with some simple Automation ideas you can recreate with your Feit Electric Smart Wi-Fi products for a smooth transition. You'll enjoy the longer days and warmer weather in no time!
Energize Your Body in the Morning
When you lose an hour of sleep you might feel a little groggy and you might be tempted to sleep in just a few more minutes. One way for your body to adjust to the new time is by using the Feit Electric app to preset it so your lights turn on when it’s time to get up so it’s harder to hit the snooze button. And rather than setting a schedule for each individual light that has to be updated with every time change, use automation so your lights turn ON automatically at sunrise using a more energizing light like Daylight 5000K. Cooler light is stimulating and makes you feel alert to take on your daily activities.
Helpful Hint: Create groups to control multiple like devices at once.
Head Out the Door Quicker
When you’re rushing to get ready in the morning, the last thing you’ll want to do is take up too much time making your breakfast and coffee. Use our Smart Wi-Fi Indoor Plugs to connect your coffee machine and other small appliances (like a toaster). Rather than turning them ON one at a time, you can set an automation that turns your plugs and appliances ON so that your morning doesn’t slow down!
Helpful tip: You can have your appliances turn ON a few minutes after your wake-up time by selecting 15 minutes after sunrise to give them time to warm up.
Have Your Outdoor Lights Turn ON Later
One of the reasons to love springing forward is the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Forget having to flip a switch anymore when it gets dark. Automate your outdoor lights by setting them on a specific schedule!
Get Better Sleep
Nothing helps you stick to a new routine like practice and repetition. Try setting an atmosphere that promotes relaxation and helps you unwind before bedtime. There is no need to take out your phone and manually customize your lighting. Create an automation that dims down your lights and changes the white light to a more warm, golden shade. Warmer light like 2700K Warm White creates a cozy mood that is perfect for meditating or reading right before bedtime.