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How to put your lights on a schedule with wink

Snow and ice covered the ground in 49 of 50 states this weekend so we think it’s safe to say that winter is officially here. Love it or hate it, the cold, wind, and snow that the season brings can have a challenging impact on both your home and daily routine. Luckily, winterizing your home couldn’t be easier thanks to a few connected devices and easy-to-set-up automations in the Wink app:

Combat the threat of frozen pipes

The possibility of bursting pipes during this time of year is too high for any homeowner to take lightly. Avoid costly, inconvenient water damage by placing water sensors near potential trouble spots like the dishwasher or washing machine. We like the leakSMART Valve and Sensor Kit.

Connect the leakSMART Valve to your home’s main water supply and then place the Sensors throughout your home. Pair your valve and sensors to your Wink Hub, then using the Wink app, enable a Robot that will automatically shut off your home’s main water source if any of sensors detect a leak.

In addition to leak detection, the leakSMART Sensors monitor room temperature so you can keep tabs on your home’s climate from afar (and remotely shut off your water supply if it gets cold enough to freeze pipes.

Keep your home well lit with Schedules

The days are slowly starting to get longer, but the sun is still likely setting well before you get home at night. With a Schedule in the Wink app, you can arrive to a bright home and make it appear like someone is there during those long work nights or (hopefully tropical) holidays. It’s easy to set up and will prompt all your connected lights to automatically turn on every night at sunset. Check out the lighting section of our partner product page for the full rundown of connected light bulbs that work with Wink.

Avoid black ice on the front walkway with a motion sensor

It’s difficult and dangerous to detect ice and slippery surfaces in the dark. To combat the threat, combine the power of motion sensors with connected lights. The Ring Video Doorbell (which is great for seeing who is at the front door no matter where you are) can be connected with connected light bulbs on your porch with a Robot in the Wink app. From there, anytime Ring detects motion, the front lights turn on so your walk to the front door is safely lit.

Save energy and money with a smart thermostat

Home heating bills skyrocket this time of year – it’s inevitable. Make your home more energy efficient (and save money along the way) with a smart thermostat like the one by Nest or ecobee. These thermostats let you adjust your home’s temperature from afar through the Wink app, learn your heating and cooling preferences over time, and automatically turn off when you’re away.

How are you using your smart home to tackle winter? Let us know in the comments — we want to hear!

Craig Lloyd is a smarthome expert with nearly ten years of professional writing experience. His work has been published by iFixit, Lifehacker, Digital Trends, Slashgear, and GottaBeMobile. Read more.

While you can put your smart lights on a schedule when you go on vacation, it’s actually better to have them turn on and off randomly, to accurately simulate someone being home. Here’s how to do that in the Wink app with your smart lights.

A newer feature in the Wink app—named “Home Sitter”—allows you to do just this. It’s very similar to Philips Hue’s “presence mimicking” feature that was just taken out of beta and introduced in a recent app update.

To start off, open the Wink app, and then tap the menu button in the top-left corner of the screen.

Next, tap the “Lights + Power” option.

Select the “Services” tab at the top.

In the “Home Sitter” section, tap the “Setup” option.

Swipe to the left and go through the quick introduction about the feature.

Next, tap the “Get Started” button.

At the bottom, tap the “Ok, Got It” button.

On the next screen, you’ll select your location. You likely already have your location entered into Wink, so just make sure the radio button is selected for your address.

If you don’t have a location already set up, tap “New Location” and enter your address.

Hit “Next” at the bottom when you have a location selected and ready to go.

Select which lights you want to include. More than likely, you’ll want to include at least most of your lights in your house. Select all the lights you want to control, and then hit the “Next” button.

On the next screen, tap “Turn It On Now” to officially enable Home Sitter.

The only real downside to Home Sitter is that you can’t set specific time windows during which you want your lights to turn on and off randomly. However, Wink does claim that the feature won’t turn your lights on at weird times, like during broad daylight or at three in the morning, when you’d probably be sleeping.

Craig Lloyd is a smarthome expert with nearly ten years of professional writing experience. His work has been published by iFixit, Lifehacker, Digital Trends, Slashgear, and GottaBeMobile. Read more.

The Wink Hub is yet another smarthome hub that aims to compete with the likes of SmartThings and Insteon in order to create a central device that all of your other smarthome devices can connect to. Here’s how to set it up.

What Is the Wink Hub?

Smarthome hubs act as a central device that connects to your router (thus giving it access to your network and the internet) and then your various other smarthome devices can connect to it, like sensors, smart bulbs, smart outlets, and smart light switches.

Many of these smaller devices communicate using the Z-Wave and ZigBee wireless protocols, which is why a special smarthome hub is necessary in the first place—your router doesn’t support either protocol, so your phone has to communicate with something that sends out Z-Wave or ZigBee signals to your devices.

There are many smarthome hubs on the market, but Wink has one big difference from products like Samsung SmartThings or Insteon. Wink doesn’t make its own sensors, outlets, lights, and more. So whereas SmartThings and Insteon both make their own line of sensors and such to go along with their respective hubs, Wink only makes a hub. This isn’t a problem at all, though, as Wink simply relies on third-party manufacturers to make Z-Wave and ZigBee devices.

For instance, companies like GoControl, Cree, GE, Osram, Leviton, and Lutron all officially make products that can connect to the Wink Hub, and there are hundreds of other devices that can connect to the Wink Hub, even though they may not be officially supported, since Z-Wave and ZigBee are relatively open protocols.

Plus, the Wink Hub supports a ton of other smarthome platforms, even if they already have their own hub. For example, you can link your Philips Hue lights to the Wink app and control them from there (though you’ll still need the separate Hue hub to do so). Wink also supports Nest products, the Ecobee3 thermostat, the Ring Doorbell, Kwikset and Schlage smart locks, and even water heaters and garage door openers from Rheem and Chamberlain, respectively.

The Wink Hub is on its second generation, and the newer hub comes with better Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as improved processing power. This guide will focus on setting up the second-generation Wink Hub (called the Wink Hub 2), but the instructions are nearly the same for either generation.

Setting Up the Hub

Start off by unpacking the Wink Hub, plug it into power, and connect it to your router using the included ethernet cable (plug it into any free ethernet port on the router). You can connect it to your router using Wi-Fi, but it’s best to use ethernet if at all possible.

It will automatically boot up and display a blinking white status light on the front.

Next, download the Wink app on your iOS or Android device.

Open up the app and either log in to an existing Wink account, or hit “Sign Up” to create one.

When you sign up, you’ll need to enter in your name, email address, and create a password.

Once you create your account or log in, you’ll be taken to the main screen of the app. Tap on the plus button that says “Add a Product”.

Since we’ll be connecting the Wink Hub to the app, you’ll select “Hubs” from the list.

Next, select “Wink Hub 2”. (If you have the older Wink Hub, select “Wink Hub”.)

Hit “Next” since we already plugged our Wink Hub in, although this is where you can connect your Wink Hub to your Wi-Fi by tapping on “Connect Using Wi-Fi Instead”.

The app will begin searching for your Wink Hub.

Once it confirms that there’s power and that it’s connected to your router, tap on “Add to Wink” at the bottom.

Give it a few moments for the app to add your Wink Hub.

After that, either allow or deny the Wink Hub to use your location, which is used to automate devices based on your home or away status. After that, give your Wink Hub a custom name if you’d like and then hit “Done”.

Your Wink Hub is now connected to your network, as well as the Wink app. Tap on “OK, Got It”.

The hub will now automatically install an update, which should only take a few minutes, but after it’s done, you’ll be able to begin using the hub and add devices to it, as well as link other smarthome devices to the hub and the Wink app.

How to Add Devices to the Hub

To begin adding Z-Wave or Zigbee-based devices to your Wink Hub, tap on “Add a Product”.

From the list of categories that you can choose from, select the one that corresponds to the device you’re adding. In my case, I’m adding an open/close sensor, so I’ll scroll down and tap on “Sensors”.

From there, choose the specific device that you’re adding. I’m adding an Ecolink sensor, but it’s not listed in the Wink app. However, I scroll all the way down and select “Z-Wave Sensor”.

You’ll then scroll through a series of instructions, which may be generic depending on the device you’re adding, but if Wink officially supports it, then it will list specific instructions for that device.

You’ll get to a screen where it will say “Connect Now” at the bottom. Tap on this and wait for the Wink Hub’s light to start blinking blue.

Once the hub is ready to pair with the sensor, pull the battery tab out of the sensor and wait for it to pair with the Wink Hub. When it does pair, the app will move onto the next screen where you’ll choose where the sensor is being placed in your home. Hit “Next”.

On the next screen, tap on “Done” or “Name Sensor” if you want to give it a custom name (like “front door” or “garage door”), which you will want to do so that way you know which door is opened and closed when you have multiple sensors set up.

After that, the sensor will appear in the app and you’ll be able to see its status and whether or not it’s open or closed.

How to Link Existing Smarthome Devices to the Wink App

If you simply want to link an existing smarthome device to the Wink app, you can do so from the same “Add a Product” menu. In this case, we’ll be linking an Ecobee3 smart thermostat to Wink, so we’ll start by selecting “Heating & Cooling”.

Tap on “Ecobee3 Thermostat”.

Tap on “I Have an Account” if you already have your thermostat all set up (which you likely you do at this point).

Tap on “Connect Now”.

Enter in your credentials for your Ecobee account and then tap “Log In”.

Hit “Accept” at the bottom after you log in.

The thermostat will now appear in the Wink app where you’ll have nearly full control of its settings without having to separately open up the Ecobee3 app.

Obviously, you can connect a lot more than just sensors and thermostats to Wink, so if you have a house full of smarthome devices, be sure to add them to Wink in order to make a one-stop shop from which you can control all of your devices.

Craig Lloyd is a smarthome expert with nearly ten years of professional writing experience. His work has been published by iFixit, Lifehacker, Digital Trends, Slashgear, and GottaBeMobile. Read more.

The Wink smarthome hub lets you automate all sorts of different tasks around the house by setting up Wink “Robots”. But strangely, when it comes to scheduling your smart lights, that feature is set up differently.

Wink Robots consist of a trigger and an action, similar to how services like IFTTT work. So if you have a motion sensor connected to your Wink hub, you can set up a Robot to send you an alert whenever motion is detected. Or you can have other smarthome devices take action whenever motion is detected.

However, when it comes to scheduling lights, that’s done in a completely different section of the Wink app. Here’s how to set it up.

Start by opening up the app and tapping on the menu button in the top-left corner of the screen.

Tap on “Lights + Power”.

Tap on the settings gear icon in the top-right corner.

Tap on the “+” button in the top-right corner.

Tap on “New Event” toward the top and give it a name. In this case, I’ll be calling it “Porch Light ON”.

Choose a time that you want your light(s) to turn on. You can also choose “Sunrise” or “Sunset”. Hit “Save” when you’ve chosen a time.

Tap on “Repeat” if you only want the schedule to be enabled on certain days. Otherwise, tap on “Make this Happen” under “Effects”.

Select the light or switch that you want to be turned on.

Tap on the toggle switch to switch it to the “On” position and then adjust the brightness where you want it. After that, hit “Save”.

Tap on “Done” in the top-right corner.

Your scheduled light will now appear in the list where you can also quickly disable and re-enable it at any time.

Keep in mind that if you also want to schedule the light to turn off at a certain time, you’ll need to create a separate event that turns the light off, so you’ll end up with two separate events—one to the turn the light on and one that turns it off.

Snow and ice covered the ground in 49 of 50 states this weekend so we think it’s safe to say that winter is officially here. Love it or hate it, the cold, wind, and snow that the season brings can have a challenging impact on both your home and daily routine. Luckily, winterizing your home couldn’t be easier thanks to a few connected devices and easy-to-set-up automations in the Wink app:

Combat the threat of frozen pipes

The possibility of bursting pipes during this time of year is too high for any homeowner to take lightly. Avoid costly, inconvenient water damage by placing water sensors near potential trouble spots like the dishwasher or washing machine. We like the leakSMART Valve and Sensor Kit.

Connect the leakSMART Valve to your home’s main water supply and then place the Sensors throughout your home. Pair your valve and sensors to your Wink Hub, then using the Wink app, enable a Robot that will automatically shut off your home’s main water source if any of sensors detect a leak.

In addition to leak detection, the leakSMART Sensors monitor room temperature so you can keep tabs on your home’s climate from afar (and remotely shut off your water supply if it gets cold enough to freeze pipes.

Keep your home well lit with Schedules

The days are slowly starting to get longer, but the sun is still likely setting well before you get home at night. With a Schedule in the Wink app, you can arrive to a bright home and make it appear like someone is there during those long work nights or (hopefully tropical) holidays. It’s easy to set up and will prompt all your connected lights to automatically turn on every night at sunset. Check out the lighting section of our partner product page for the full rundown of connected light bulbs that work with Wink.

Avoid black ice on the front walkway with a motion sensor

It’s difficult and dangerous to detect ice and slippery surfaces in the dark. To combat the threat, combine the power of motion sensors with connected lights. The Ring Video Doorbell (which is great for seeing who is at the front door no matter where you are) can be connected with connected light bulbs on your porch with a Robot in the Wink app. From there, anytime Ring detects motion, the front lights turn on so your walk to the front door is safely lit.

Save energy and money with a smart thermostat

Home heating bills skyrocket this time of year – it’s inevitable. Make your home more energy efficient (and save money along the way) with a smart thermostat like the one by Nest or ecobee. These thermostats let you adjust your home’s temperature from afar through the Wink app, learn your heating and cooling preferences over time, and automatically turn off when you’re away.

How are you using your smart home to tackle winter? Let us know in the comments — we want to hear!

It’s late, you’ve just come home from grocery shopping, and your hands are full. Fumbling once you’re through the front door to find the light switch is a hassle. So is searching for your phone before you get out of the car. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can leverage the power of Wink to make everyday tasks in the home a little bit easier to carry out without even opening the Wink app:

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a web service that lets you turn many different products and apps – from Instagram and Dropbox, to Google Calendar and Jawbone – into triggers (IFTTT calls them Recipes) for other actions. IFTTT is a great way to expand the depth of your smart home. For example, you could set up an IFTTT Recipe that turns off the lights, locks the door, and adjusts the thermostat when you’re in bed and set your Jawbone UP to sleep mode. Read more about how to use Wink + IFTTT here.

Robots can be created within the Wink app to make your connected products and even your location a trigger for other actions to take place (similar to IFTTT). You could set one up that triggers the downstairs lights to turn on whenever the sensor on your front door detects it’s being opened, or another that shuts the garage door, locks the door, and shuts off all the lights after you pull out of the driveway every morning. Read more about how to create a Wink Robot here.

With a Schedule, connected products can be set to turn off products at a desired time, or at Sunrise/Sunset. Particularly handy if you’re someone who often works late into the night, but want to create the illusion that someone is home by having the lights turn on. Read more about how to create a Wink Schedule here.

The Amazon Alexa voice assistant allows you to put many of the automations mentioned above into action, with a simple voice command. You can ask Alexa to turn on/off or dim a Wink-compatible lighting product, or adjust the temperature of a Wink-enabled Nest Thermostat. You can take this a step further by creating a Shortcut within the Wink app (Shortcuts let you control multiple connected products with one tap), activate the Wink Shortcut and Alexa channels within IFTTT, and create The Recipe: “If Alexa is triggered, then activate Wink Shortcut.”

Rozbočovač Wart smarthome umožňuje automatizovat různé druhy úloh v okolí domu nastavením Wink “Robots”. Ale pokud jde o plánování vašich inteligentních světel, je tato funkce nastavena jinak.

Wink Roboty se skládají ze spouště a akce, podobně jako služby IFTTT. Takže pokud máte připojen snímač pohybu k rozbočovači Wink, můžete nastavit robota, aby vám poslal upozornění, kdykoli bude detekován pohyb. Nebo můžete mít jiné smarthome zařízení reagovat, kdykoli je detekován pohyb.

Nicméně, pokud jde o plánování světel, to se děje v úplně jiné části aplikace Wink.

Začněte otevřením aplikace a klepnutím na tlačítko nabídky v levém horním rohu obrazovky.

Klepněte na “Lights + Power”.

Klepněte na nastavení

Klepněte na tlačítko “+” v pravém horním rohu.

Klepněte na “Nová událost” směrem nahoru a dejte jej název. V takovém případě budu nazývat “Porch Light ON”.

Dále klepněte na “At”.

Zvolte čas, kdy chcete, aby vaše světlo svítilo. Můžete také vybrat “Východ slunce” nebo “Západ slunce”. Stiskněte tlačítko “Uložit”, když jste si vybrali čas.

Poklepejte na “Opakovat”, pokud chcete, aby byl plán v určitých dnech povolen. V opačném případě poklepejte na položku “Udělat to se stane” v části “Efekty”

Zvolte světlo nebo přepínač, který chcete zapnout

Klepněte na přepínač přepněte do polohy “Zapnuto” jas, kde chcete. Poté klikněte na “Uložit”.

Klepněte na “Hotovo” v pravém horním rohu.

Vaše plánované světlo se nyní objeví v seznamu, kde jej můžete kdykoli také rychle deaktivovat a znovu ho aktivovat.

Mějte na paměti, že pokud chcete také naplánovat, aby se světlo v určitou dobu vypnulo, budete muset vytvořit samostatnou událost, která vypne světlo, takže skončíte dvěma samostatnými událostmi – jedním na zapnutí světla a na zapnutí světla.

Cítil jste někdy naštvaný, že aplikace Outlook nezaznamenává zprávy jako přečtené, jakmile k nim kliknete a zobrazí je podokno čtení? Zde vám ukážeme, jak je označit jako čtená, jakmile se otevřou. Ve výchozím nastavení aplikace Outlook nebude označovat zprávu jako přečtenou, dokud nevyberete jinou zprávu.

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Drum roll please. Today we’re very excited to introduce a new feature that amplifies what you can do with Wink + Amazon Alexa!

For two years now you’ve been able to dim or turn your smart lighting products on or off with a simple voice command. Now, you can take it a step further by asking Alexa to change the color or temperature of Wink-compatible colored and tunable white bulbs, including the Sylvania Smart Tunable White, Sylvania Smart RGBW and Phillips Hue lighting products.

Say any one of over one hundred commands such as “Alexa, set Living Room to Warm White” or “Alexa, make bedroom light warmer” and she’ll take care of the rest. Here are a few of our other favorites to help spark your creativity:

Alexa, set kitchen to beige.”
“Alexa, make the living room warmer.”
“Alexa, more color.”
“Alexa, set man cave to
dodger blue.”
“Alexa, less yellow.”
“Alexa, make the bathroom seashell.”
Alexa, set dining room to candlelight.”

Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook as we’ll be posting the full list of commands there soon!

Today we’re excited to announce a brand new category of Wink-compatible products that work with Amazon Alexa: locks!

You can now ask Alexa-enabled devices to lock any of the locks (including those from Schlage, Kwikset, and Yale) that work with Wink or check the status of a lock with a simple voice command. For security purposes, Alexa cannot be used to unlock a door at this time.

Connecting your Wink-compatible door locks to Alexa is easy:

  1. If you haven’t already, connect your locks with the Wink app and set individual names for each if you have more than one (Front Door, Back Door, etc.).
  2. Then, enable the Wink Skill within the Alexa app (Settings > Skills > Wink > Enable).
  3. Sign in with your Wink username and password.
  4. From there, say “Alexa, discover new devices.” This can take up to 20 seconds. Your locks will then appear in the Alexa app as the name you gave it in step one.

From there, just say “Alexa, lock the front door” when you’re walking in with arms full of bags after work or “Alexa is the front door locked?” after you’ve parked up on the couch. She’ll take care of the rest.

Wink was the first smart home platform to work with Alexa when we introduced voice control for select Wink-compatible lighting products in 2015. We’ve since tripled the number of Wink-powered light bulbs and switches that work with Alexa, extended support to Wink-enabled Nest Thermostats, and are thrilled to bring compatibility to locks!

Hey Alexa fans! Starting today, you can now control Shortcuts that include only Wink-compatible lighting products (light bulbs and switches) with a simple voice command.

Say you have a bunch of lights in the living room that you want to turn off, dim, or change the color of as you’re sitting down for a movie

  1. Set up a “Movie Time” Shortcut in the Wink app, and adjust your lighting products to the desired settings
  2. Go into the Alexa app and select “Discover devices”
  3. Your Shortcut will be discovered, and from there, you’re set!

Simply say “Alexa, turn on Movie Time” and your living room turns into your very own home theater. Go through the above steps to create a “Movie Time Over” Shortcut to change the lights back with Alexa when the movie is over by saying “Alexa, turn on Movie Time Over.”

Just keep in mind that if you change the name of your Shortcut in the Wink app, you’ll need to select “Discover devices” in the Alexa app again.

Shortcuts that include non-lighting products will not be discovered by Alexa, but stay tuned, as we’re continuing to work on expanding Alexa support!

It’s late, you’ve just come home from grocery shopping, and your hands are full. Fumbling once you’re through the front door to find the light switch is a hassle. So is searching for your phone before you get out of the car. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can leverage the power of Wink to make everyday tasks in the home a little bit easier to carry out without even opening the Wink app:

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a web service that lets you turn many different products and apps – from Instagram and Dropbox, to Google Calendar and Jawbone – into triggers (IFTTT calls them Recipes) for other actions. IFTTT is a great way to expand the depth of your smart home. For example, you could set up an IFTTT Recipe that turns off the lights, locks the door, and adjusts the thermostat when you’re in bed and set your Jawbone UP to sleep mode. Read more about how to use Wink + IFTTT here.

Robots can be created within the Wink app to make your connected products and even your location a trigger for other actions to take place (similar to IFTTT). You could set one up that triggers the downstairs lights to turn on whenever the sensor on your front door detects it’s being opened, or another that shuts the garage door, locks the door, and shuts off all the lights after you pull out of the driveway every morning. Read more about how to create a Wink Robot here.

With a Schedule, connected products can be set to turn off products at a desired time, or at Sunrise/Sunset. Particularly handy if you’re someone who often works late into the night, but want to create the illusion that someone is home by having the lights turn on. Read more about how to create a Wink Schedule here.

The Amazon Alexa voice assistant allows you to put many of the automations mentioned above into action, with a simple voice command. You can ask Alexa to turn on/off or dim a Wink-compatible lighting product, or adjust the temperature of a Wink-enabled Nest Thermostat. You can take this a step further by creating a Shortcut within the Wink app (Shortcuts let you control multiple connected products with one tap), activate the Wink Shortcut and Alexa channels within IFTTT, and create The Recipe: “If Alexa is triggered, then activate Wink Shortcut.”

“Wink smarthome” koncentratorius leidžia automatizuoti įvairius įvairius uždavinius aplink namus, nustatydamas “Wink” robotai “. Kvailai, kai kalbama apie jūsų protingų šviesų planavimą, ši funkcija yra nustatoma skirtingai.

“Wink robotų” susideda iš suaktyvinto veiksmo ir veiksmo, panašaus į paslaugas, tokias kaip IFTTT. Taigi, jei turite judesio jutiklį, prijungtą prie “Wink” šakotuvo, galite nustatyti robotą, kuris atsiųs jums perspėjimą, kai aptinkamas judesys. Arba jūs galite turėti kitus smarthome prietaisus imtis veiksmų, kai judesiui aptikti.

Tačiau, kalbant apie šviesų planavimą, tai atliekama visiškai kitoje “Wink” programos dalyje. Štai kaip jį nustatyti.

Pradėkite atidarę programą ir paliesdami meniu mygtuką viršutiniame kairiajame ekrano kampe.

Palieskite “Lights + Power”.

Bakstelėkite “+” mygtuką viršutiniame dešiniajame kampe.

Bakstelėkite “Naujas įvykis” viršuje ir duokite jį vardas. Šiuo atveju aš vadinu jį “Porch Light ON”.

Tada spustelėkite “At”.

Pasirinkite laiką, kurį norite įjungti savo šviesą (-us). Taip pat galite pasirinkti saulėtekį arba saulėlydį. Paspauskite “Išsaugoti”, kai pasirinkote laiką.

Bakstelėkite “Pakartoti”, jei norite, kad tam tikromis dienomis būtų įjungtas tvarkaraštis.

Pasirinkite šviesą arba jungiklį, kurį norite įjungti.

Bakstelėkite jungiklį, kad jį įjunkite į padėtį “Įjungta”, tada sureguliuokite ryškumas, kur norite. Po to paspauskite “Išsaugoti”.

Viršutiniame dešiniajame kampe bakstelėkite mygtuką “Atlikta”.

Dabar planuojama šviesa bus rodoma sąraše, kuriame taip pat galite bet kuriuo metu greitai jį išjungti ir iš naujo įjungti.

Atkreipkite dėmesį, kad jei taip pat norite planuoti šviesą tam tikru laiku išjungti, turėsite sukurti atskirą įvykį, kuris išjungs šviesą, taigi pasieksite du atskirus įvykius – vieną įjungs šviesą ir ją išjungs.

Neleisti bet kokios rūšies atsitiktinės žalos, jūsų nešiojamojo kompiuterio klaviatūra ir jutiklinė juosta yra dalys, kurios pradeda rodyti dėvėjimą, kai tik jas naudojate. Ne tik jie yra vienintelės judančios dalys, paliktos šiuolaikiniame nešiojamojo kompiuterio konstrukcijoje, tai yra tie, kuriuos nuolat kenčia mus mėsingi žmonės, absorbuojantys mažai odos aliejaus kiekį ir dėvėdami raktų legendas.

Jau daugelį metų “Android” entuziastai naudojasi savo įrenginiais, kad pagal “Android” pagal nutylėjimą neleistumėte. Tačiau “Google” pridėjo daugybę funkcijų, skirtų “Android”, kai reikėjo šaknų, pašalinant daugelio žmonių poreikį. Be kiekvienos pagrindinės “Android” versijos priežasčių, kodėl įrenginys nukreipiamas, sąrašas tampa trumpesnis ir trumpesnis – kas anksčiau buvo šiuo metu yra dažnai įtraukta privaloma priežastis, dėl kurių įsišaknijama.

Note: Wink Subscription begins on Monday, July 27th. For more information, please see our latest post: Update on the upcoming wink subscription

Wink’s mission for the past 5+ years has been to provide users with a ‘Simpler, Smarter Home,’ while maintaining privacy for our customers. Our approach to simplicity and security has driven our design from the user experience to the technology behind the scenes.

We understand that a smart home is something that needs to be trusted and dependable, and we recognize that recent events have created some uncertainty around the reliability of the system. We apologize for these inconveniences and want to share some background information as well as the path forward.

Since 2014, Wink has grown to support more than 4 million connected devices. During this time, Wink has relied solely on the one-time fee derived from hardware sales to cover ongoing cloud costs, development, and customer support. Providing users with local and remote access to their devices will always come at a cost for Wink, and over the years we have made great progress toward reducing these costs so that we can maintain that feature.

Wink has taken many steps in an effort to keep your Hub’s blue light on, however, long term costs and recent economic events have caused additional strain on our business. Unlike companies that sell user data to offset costs associated with offering free services, we do not. Data privacy is one of Wink’s core values, and we believe that user data should never be sold for marketing or any purpose.

Wink has been in a very rough spot, but thanks to your support, we are able to keep moving forward! It was not an easy decision to switch to a paid service, and we know that the short timeline put a lot of pressure on all of you, but we had no other way to continue the Wink service as it is currently known.

The support we have seen for our subscription service has been incredible. We feel we can extend Wink’s free service for the time being, confident that we can set a new start date for the subscription service to begin, giving you all more time to use Wink (subscription-free) whether you signed up or not.

Reporter: Taylor Petras
Writer: Jack Lowenstein

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Neighbors in Southwest Florida are keeping holiday traditions alive during the pandemic. People we spoke to said Christmas lights on homes are more important in 2020.

Robert and Darlene Carswell like to go all out for the holidays.

“It’s not so much the stuff in the yard; it’s what people get out of it,” Robert said.

The couple looks forward to what their good cheer can bring others in the community.

“That’s why we do this because, you know, after a while, you can’t buy anything to please yourself, but when you give somebody, when you hear their laughter,” Darlene explained. “You cannot buy that and give it to anybody. You cannot wrap it up and hand it. That’s when spirit takes you over, and this is what our home does.”

The Groneman family has decked the halls for years as well.

“Just give them something to look at,” James Groneman said. “It’s another reason I do this is to spread joy and cheer.”

This year, Groneman is dedicating his display to his older sister Lisa. She died very recently after complications from cerebral palsy.

“She loved Christmas,” Groneman said. Every single year, it was her favorite holiday. She would start in November. ‘When’s Santa coming? When’s Santa coming?” And we’d have to tell her so many days away. ‘It’s almost there, it’s almost there.’”

From giant blowup figures in the Groneman yard to Rudolph leading the way at the Carswell house, the families behind the displays hope to end 2020 on a brighter note.

“We hope that by doing this, by people who come to visit, that they put enough light into their heart, that their light can shine in 2021,” Carswell said.

The Carswell family says they start setting up for Christmas before Halloween. Darlene and Robert say people always ask what that does to their electricity bill. They told us it triples it, but it’s a small price to pay for the goodwill it creates.

You can participate in Southwest Florida holiday lights too see where you can find some of the best holiday lights.

If you want to be included on the map, you can enter your address and attach videos of your decorated house.

We designed Brilliant so that everyone (family and guests in particular) can quickly understand how it works with no training. Once you install Brilliant, you can swipe your finger up/down on the screen to turn on/off lights, similar to how one does with a toggle switch. For Brilliant Controls made to replace 2-4 switches, just touch the sliders, and the screen will tell you which light you are adjusting. To access other connected smart home products like Sonos, just tap the screen and you’ll see icons appear that make it easy to navigate in less than 2 taps.

If you already have Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in your home, you will be able to use their voice services to control the lights using voice commands.

We’ve spent a lot of time testing this product on people ages 5-75, and they all get it pretty quickly. In fact, 96% of our early customers figured it out in less than three seconds. We think you’ll be pleased!

How easy is it to install a Brilliant?

If you can install a light switch, you can install a Brilliant. It’s really that easy! The Brilliant fits into an existing light switch gang box, with no additional wiring, modifications, or remote hubs required. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to install the device and get it hooked up to your home Wi-Fi.

You do have to be comfortable turning off your electricity (via a breaker box) – if that’s too much for you, probably best to involve an electrician. But they will love it too – we’ve made it very simple to install and get going!

What are the wiring requirements?

Your home does need to be up to code to use a Brilliant, with load, line, ground, and neutral wires present. Connecting these takes minutes.

Does Brilliant support 3-way switching?

Yes, we support 3-way switching. You can set up a Brilliant to work with switches from another manufacturer in a 3-way configuration as long as that other switch is on/off, and not a dimmer. You can also set up multiple Brilliants in a 3-way configuration with dimming.

Does Brilliant support dimming for incandescent or LED lights?

Yes, Brilliant supports dimmable incandescent and LED lights. There are also features to help you perfect the experience, such as auto-sensing your light capabilities, setting your dimmable range, and other adjustments to minimize or eliminate flickering. We have tested this with a wide range of lighting vendors to great success.

What smart home products can I connect with?

We support a wide variety of smart home products, and add more regularly. Our primary connection method is to use Wi-Fi for partner products like Sonos, Ecobee, the Honeywell Lyric, Ring, Philips Hue, LIFX, Wemo, Schlage Encode locks, August Locks, and smart plugs, and more. If you would like to connect to Z-Wave or Zigbee products, we also support hubs from SmartThings so you can control them from a Brilliant. Amazon Alexa Voice Services are already built in, so you just need to connect to your Amazon account. You can also use both Google Assistant/Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices to voice control the lights.

How does your voice control work? What does it mean that Alexa is “built in”?

Each Brilliant has a microphone and a speaker, allowing you to control it using voice commands. You can access Amazon Alexa Voice Services (“Alexa, what’s the weather today?”). We also plan to have Google Assistant capabilities built in once Google publicly releases that capability (“Google, what’s the traffic today?”).

Having Amazon Alexa “built in” means you can access Alexa without the need for an Amazon Echo or Dot. Brilliant is a great way to have voice capabilities in any room of your home without the need for a plugged in device.

I currently have a Google Home – will I be able to use it to control a Brilliant?

Yes, we have a Google Action that allows you to control the lights with voice commands using Google Assistant and Google Home.

Do you support Apple HomeKit?

HomeKit is available on all Brilliant Smart Home Control devices. You can use HomeKit to control your lights using your voice.

Can you share other technical specifications about Brilliant?

Sure! Brilliant has the following specifications:

– Wi-Fi connected, supporting up to 802.11n
– Bluetooth (to connect Brilliant if Wi-Fi is not present, not for smart speakers)
– 5″ diagonal LCD touch screen with 720×1280 resolution that can display a clock, and customizable scenes. You can upload your own photos to use Brilliant as a digital photo frame.
– Over the air software updates happen automatically, using industry standard encryption
– Ability to access the Brilliant through the Brilliant Alexa skill, or Google Actions to work with Google Home/Google Assistant, and HomeKit.

I currently have an Amazon Echo/Dot – will I be able to use it to control a Brilliant?

Yes, we have an Alexa Skill that allows you to control the lights with voice commands using Alexa.

What is that thing on the top of Brilliant? A camera?

At the top of Brilliant is a motion sensor, an ambient light sensor, and a camera with a physical privacy shutter for added peace of mind. The camera can be used to video intercom and Live View with other installed Brilliant Controls.

I am a (hotel/real estate developer/builder/apartment owner/retailer/distributor/dealer) interested in pre-purchasing a large amount of Brilliant products. Who should I contact?

Thank you for your interest! We have had many partners contacting us about large orders and getting involved in our dealer program – just email our sales and partner team at [email protected], and be sure to sign up for on our monthly newsletter!

If my Wi-Fi/Internet goes down, will Brilliant still work?

Yes, Brilliant will work without Wi-Fi or an Internet connection. You will need Wi-Fi to use the video intercom, or to connect to other smart home devices in the house. An Internet connection is required to use Alexa, and there are also a few smart home products that also require an Internet connection (you know who you are). But if Wi-Fi isn’t present, Brilliants will use Bluetooth to connect with each other.

Does Brilliant support ceiling fans?

As long as your ceiling fan has an on/off switch, then yes we can support it. We do not currently support speed-adjusting ceiling fans.

Will this work in the UK or other countries?

No, our initial products are made for 120v, not the 240v standard that is present in the UK and many other countries.

How much does it cost to power a Brilliant Control?

On average, our customers save money from installing a Brilliant thanks to motion control and other features that reduce your lighting costs. It typically takes 0.75 KwH per month to run a Brilliant. To put that in perspective, if you turned off one 60W incandescent bulb for one hour, you are already saving money. Typically smart lighting can help you reduce your lighting bills by 5-18%.

Are there any monthly fees, or costs to connect to other devices?

There are no monthly fees to use any Brilliant product, and we don’t charge for “drivers” or other software to connect to supported partner products. We will eventually offer some optional services (like upgraded photos and display art), if you are interested.

Do you have a refund policy if you don’t ship the product?

If you purchase a product from Brilliant, and are not completely satisfied, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days (please consult our Terms of Service for details).

The Motion Scheduling Feature allows you to schedule periods of time when you do not want to receive motion alerts. If, for example, you know that the trash is picked up every Tuesday between 7:30 and 7:45 AM, you may want to shut down motion alerts during that time.

To Create a Motion Schedule:

  • Tap the three lines on the top left of the Ring app.
  • Select Devices
  • Select the particular device you’d like to apply the motion schedule to.
  • Select Motion Settings.
  • Select Motion Schedule
  • Create a rule to disable the motion alerts during a specific time and day.
  • Name the rule.
  • Select Save.

To Toggle a Motion Schedule Rule On or Off
Once you have created a Motion Schedule Rule, it will appear in a list on the Motion Schedule page. You can toggle the item(s) on or off from the Rules List by tapping on the toggle control button on the right. If the toggle is blue, the rule is enabled (turned on). If the toggle is white, the rule is disabled (turned off).

To Edit a Motion Schedule Rule
You can edit each Rule by selecting the Rule which will take you to the same screen used to create the rule. From there you can modify the rule with the new settings and save.

Delete a Motion Schedule Rule
You can delete a rule by swiping left on the rule. A red Delete button will appear, then you can confirm that you want to delete the rule.

Note: During the time that motion alerts are disabled due to motion scheduling, you can’t turn on motion alerts manually without cancelling the motion schedule. Also, your alerts will be disabled but your cameras will still record during that time.

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Yes, the other repaired just fine. Lights solid for 5 seconds, then a short flash and it paired. This light blinks for about 10 seconds which is different than the others. I assume it means something.

Eta: I’ll try again tonight. I was doing it all in one step which worked for two of the switches.

Zwave devices I had to reset and process

– leviton dimmer switch:
1. push top of switch and pull up on bottom (makes bottom come completely out of wall) so it’s reset
2. Hit exclusion mode on wink (so it will send unpair signal to switch) – success is a breuf green flash on wink
3. Hit inclusion mode and push switch (doesn’t matter where) wait for green flash and its back
4. Find generic “light bulb” under lights and rename

– GE dimmer switch
1. Grab the tiny tab under switch button and pull (I used my fingernails) so it comes out about 1/8 inch for 5 seconds then push back in so it’s reset
2. Hit exclusion mode on wink (so it will send unpair signal to switch) – success is a breuf green flash on wink
3. Hit inclusion mode and push switch TWICE (doesn’t matter where) wait for green flash and its back
4. Find generic “light bulb” under lights and rename

– schlage lock
1. Open door extend deadbolt manually
2. Put wink into exclusion mode – should be near lock so you can observe it
3. Hit schlage button, enter 6 digit security code then 0 and you should get green checkmark on keypad and wink should flash green briefly.
4. Put wink in inclusion mode, repeat #3 above
5. Lock should appear in wink menu however DO NOT attempt to use it or rename it for a good 5 minutes while the lock “chats” with wink and attempts to sync all it’s statuses.
6. Try hitting lock/unlock in wink. If nothing happens hit it again because wink isn’t clear if it’s unlocked or locked until you go through the cycle at least once.
7. User codes may come back but without the names so they’re useless. Delete codes and enter them again.

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Nathan Smith knew that Wink would have to go. It was early in 2015, and the smart home company he’d started less than a year earlier was being held back by the very thing that brought it into existence: Quirky. “We knew that Wink needed a parent other than Quirky to achieve its full potential,” Smith tells The Verge. In under a year, Smith had gone from founding Wink inside of Quirky to looking for a way to escape it.

“Quirky was very much a launchpad for us.”

The reasons were obvious. Quirky, the ambitious tech incubator, was a wildly mismanaged sinking ship. It was going broke, and little of its business seemed sustainable outside of Wink. So months before Quirky declared bankruptcy, Wink started searching for a suitor. “We were out looking at either raising some money to spin Wink out as a separate company or a potential acquisition for Wink,” Smith says.

In November of 2015, Wink sold to the component manufacturer Flex (formerly known as Flextronics), for $15 million, an unglamorous transition that struck many as a last-ditch bid for survival. Flex had been manufacturing Wink’s smart home hubs, so the pairing wasn’t entirely out of nowhere. But to Wink customers, it seemed like their smart home service might just disappear amid the chaos.

Now Smith contends that, free from Quirky’s baggage, Wink is better-positioned than ever to take on the smart home market. “We’ve always thought that Wink was best suited to use the resources and scale of a good parent company,” says Smith, who is today Wink’s chief technical officer. “Quirky was very much a launchpad for us.”

The Wink Hub. Image credit: Wink.

Wink, which launched in 2014 with a smart home hub tying together several competing standards, now has 1.3 million devices on its network, with another 20,000 coming online every week (Wink declined to say across how many homes). Smith says growth hasn’t slowed down, continuing throughout Wink’s ejection from a failing parent. “We never lost a step as far as user and device growth,” he says.

Flex can seem like a strange bedfellow for continuing that journey. But the truth is Wink didn’t have much choice. As Smith notes, Quirky’s financial situation “encumbered Wink to a certain extent.” Though it had been looking for a buyer for months — and though Quirky technically put it up for auction — Wink largely ended up in Flex’s lap because Quirky owed Flex a ton of money; nearly $18.7 million, according to its bankruptcy filing, making it Quirky’s single largest creditor. By handing over Wink for $15 million, Quirky was able to write off a big portion of its debt, and Flex ensured it didn’t walk away empty handed.

Unlike Quirky, Flex doesn’t focus on consumers

Wink’s new parent company focuses on making electronics for other businesses, not on selling electronics and services to consumers like Wink does. That means Wink doesn’t inherit powerful retail relationships like it did under Quirky. One of those partnerships, with Home Depot, plays a big role in Wink’s existing and continued success; it’s maintained that relationship even after the separation.

Flex does have its advantages. It’s profitable, for one, so Wink doesn’t have to worry about disappearing next year (so long as Flex stays interested in the smart home market). And Smith says that Flex can direct companies with smart home aspirations toward Wink, allowing Flex to build their products and integrate them with Wink’s system. Wink remains independent inside of Flex, but Smith implies that the two will work together closely when the right products come along; it has nothing to announce along those lines just yet, however.

The Wink Relay, a touchscreen controller for smart home products. Image credit: Wink.

In the future, Smith suggests that the Wink hub could go away, eventually being integrated with any number of hardware devices. (When the hub first launched, in 2014, a Wink VP commented to The New York Times that “We’d love not to be in the hub business.”) That makes Flex’s acquisition feel a bit more logical, opening up opportunities for Wink to embeds the hub inside more practical smart home products, though Smith still sees this as a few years down the line.

Smith says Wink’s immediate goal isn’t to ramp up user growth or available products — it’s to make using smart home products on its network easier for homeowners. That’s an increasingly important battle, as the smart home landscape has become far more competitive over the past two years, attracting entrenched tech giants. Apple is now in the market (“I try to think on my good days that we’re not in competition with Apple,” Smith says. “I certainly don’t like betting against them.”); and Samsung bought a company called SmartThings that offers a product that’s almost identical to Wink. That’s why Smith views building a smoother smart home experience as the key to Wink’s continued expansion. “If you look at SmartThings on the App Store, and you look at us on the App Store, you’ll see [the difference] right away,” Smith says. “It’s a 1.5 star app. I think people will gravitate toward experiences that make things simple for them.”

Wink’s competition is getting stronger, but it now has time to compete

Wink’s plan to get there involves, essentially, making its users forget it even exists. “We’re gonna be rolling out features that sort of allow you to use Wink more but use the app less,” Smith says. The hope is that Wink can make the smart home legitimately smart, letting products automate themselves, rather than requiring homeowners to program in everything they want to happen. Imagine if your lights just knew your schedule, and turned on and off automatically. “We’ve been working on this for two years internally,” Smith says. “These features are actually going to live up to the promises the smart home has been making for years.”

Of course, there are good reasons no one has gotten there yet. The smart home landscape is still a mess, and Wink’s solution for it — tie together multiple standards — is functional but inelegant; not to mention something that can be reproduced by competitors. But going into 2016, Wink very much seems to be in a better place. It’s growing. It’s planning new features. And it doesn’t have Quirky’s black cloud hanging over its head. Wink isn’t a profitable company yet (it’s working out a timeline with Flex for when that might happen), but it now has a stretch of road to get there. The smart home landscape is far from settled, and it seems like Wink is still in the fight over what it’ll look like.

Since the onset of COVID-19, many children have been learning remotely through distance learning programs. While parents are concerned about their children falling behind academically, eye doctors are concerned that undiagnosed vision problems may impact the child’s school performance.

Undetected vision problems may hinder a child’s ability to learn. That’s why eye doctors strongly recommend that children undergo a thorough eye exam before the new school year begins.

While it’s tempting to rely on vision screenings provided by schools, these superficial visual acuity tests can identify only a limited number of eyesight problems. Only a comprehensive eye exam conducted by an eye doctor can accurately diagnose and address a wide range of problems related to vision and eye health.

Why Are Eye Exams Important?

Up to 80% of children’s learning is visual, so even the slightest vision problem can have a negative impact on their academic achievement. Taking a child in for an eye exam once a year will allow your eye doctor to detect and correct refractive errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, and check their visual skills, such as convergence insufficiency, binocular vision, focusing and more.

Comprehensive eye exams are the best way to detect mild and serious eye health conditions. Routine eye exams are especially important for children with a family history of eye health problems.

How Is Vision Affected By Online Learning?

The amount of time children spend looking at digital screens was already a concern in the pre-pandemic era—but the COVID pandemic has only exacerbated the issue. According to the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, children spent twice as much time on screens during COVID-related closures than they did prior to the pandemic.

For one thing, spending prolonged periods of time on digital devices forces the eyes to work harder, making children (and adults) more susceptible to digital eye strain, one of the hallmark symptoms of computer vision syndrome. People who spend 2 or more consecutive hours staring at a screen are at higher risk of developing this condition.

Some computer vision syndrome symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye fatigue
  • Eye pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain

These symptoms can be caused by a combination of the following factors:

  • Glare and reflections from the screen
  • Excessive time looking at a screen
  • Poor lighting
  • Poor posture
  • Screen brightness
  • Undetected vision problems

In addition to digital eye strain, several studies have found that children who spend many hours indoors doing “near work” — writing, reading and looking at computers and other digital devices — have a higher rate of myopia progression.

A study published in the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s professional journal, Ophthalmology, found that first-graders who spent at least 11 hours per week playing outside in the sunshine experienced slower myopia progression. Some researchers think that exposure to sunlight and looking at distant objects while playing outdoors might help decrease myopia progression.

While regular eye exams are essential for every member of the family, they’re especially important for those who spend a good portion of their day in front of a screen.

Don’t put off your child’s annual eye exam. Schedule an appointment with Wink Eyecare Boutique in Potomac today!

1. At what age should a child have an eye exam?

According to the American and Canadian Optometric Associations, it’s recommended for a child to have their first eye exam between 6-12 months of age.

Before a child starts school, they should undergo an eye exam, and every one to two years after that, based on their eye doctor’s recommendation.

2. Does my child need an eye exam if they passed the school vision screening?

Yes! School vision screenings are superficial eye evaluations designed to diagnose a limited number of vision problems like myopia. They do not check for visual skills and other problems that may hinder your child’s academic success.

Your eye doctor will evaluate your child’s vision and eye health, along with visual abilities, including depth perception and eye tracking, to let you know whether your child’s eyes are “school-ready.”