Luminair now offers the ability to control smart lights from large variety of manufacturers through Apple HomeKit, right alongside your DMX controlled lighting.
- To connect to HomeKit, you must first create a Home within Apple’s Home app on your device. Once the Home has been created, Luminair should request access. If it doesn’t, then check in the device’s Settings app > Privacy > HomeKit and make sure that the option is turned on for Luminair.
- Once access is granted, you can then add lights by tapping/clicking + in the main app toolbar and selecting Smart Lights > HomeKit. All lights added to the Home will be available. Select lights to add them to your Luminair project.
- Important: HomeKit device identifiers are unique on each iOS device. When opening project files on a different iOS device, Luminair will attempt to find a best match, but in some cases you will be prompted to manually associate a device. You can always manage smart lights associations in the Connections window > HomeKit.
- Note that if you’re upgrading an older project with Philips Hue-based lights, Luminair will attempt to autodetect and reconnect those lights if the Hue bridge is connected. You can always manage smart lights associations in the Connections window > HomeKit.