Controlling Lights

You can easily control your Cync Smart Lights with the Cync app, a linked voice assistant, or with another Cync smart device - like a smart switch, remote, or wire-free motion sensor.

How do I control my lights with the Cync App?

  • Depending on how many rooms you've created in the Cync app, you will have one of two home screen views: Single Room or Multi Room view. 
  • You can control your lights individually, or assign them to a Room or Group for flexible device control. Based on the home screen view you have, Room, Group and Device controls will be in slightly different locations. 

Home Screen Views and App Control Details

How to turn lights On and Off: 

  • Use the ON/OFF toggle button on the Room, Group or Device Tile to turn them ON or OFF. 
  • Tap the Slider Bar on the Room, Group or Device Tile to turn them ON. Move the Slider all the way to the left to turn them OFF. 
How to Dim and Brighten:
  • Use the Slider Bar on the Room, Group or Device Tile to control brightness. Move the Slider to the right to brighten or to the left to dim your lights. 
How to change Colors: 
  • Tap the chevron icon on the Room, Group or Device Tile to display Color Temperature or Full Color icons: 
      • Tap the White Spectrum icon for Color Temperature options:
        • The color temperature bar allows you to select between the different white color options that are best suited for the time of day. For example, Early Morning is perfect for your wake-up routine, Daylight will energize you during your day, and Warm White will create a relaxing environment for your bedtime routine. 
      • Tap the Multi-Color icon for Full Color options: 
        • The outer circle allows you to select a hue, and the inner circle allows you to select the saturation of the hue. 

    NOTE: Color Temperature and Full Color icons will not display if you only have Soft White lights. Soft White lights can only be dimmed or brightened. Tunable White and Full Color lights offer Color Temperature options like Cool White, Natural White and Warm White. Full Color lights offer 16 million colors! 

    How to Save, View and Delete Favorite Colors

    • If you want to save a favorite color, tap the plus icon in the top right corner of the color control menus to add to your Favorites.  
    • Tap the heart icon in the bottom right corner to view all your favorites. 
    • Tap and hold a color to delete it from your favorites. 

     

    How do I control my lights with my Alexa or Google voice assistant?

    • You can control your lights with the Amazon Alexa app and voice assistant, and the Google Home app and voice assistant. 

    Alexa Voice Control 

    • First, you need to Enable Alexa Control.

    ⇒ Alexa setup instructions 

      • Once you've enabled Alexa Control, make sure the names you give your Cync devices and rooms in the Alexa app matches the names in the Cync app.
      • You can control your lights through the Alexa app, or with voice commands to an Alexa voice assistant.

    ⇒Alexa voice commands

    Google Voice Control 

    • First, you need to Enable Google Control. 

    ⇒Google setup instructions

      • Once you've enabled Google Control, make sure the names you give your Cync devices and rooms in the Google Home app matches the names in the Cync app.
      • You can control your lights through the Google Home app, or with voice commands to the Google voice assistant. 

    ⇒Google voice commands

     

    How do I control my lights with a Cync Smart Switch or Wire-Free Switch/Remote? 

    • Simply assign your lights and Cync switch or remote to the same Room or Group in the Cync app. 
    • If you assign these devices to the same Room, your switch or remote will control all the Cync devices assigned to that Room. If you want to control a select group of devices with a switch or remote, simply move those specific devices into a Group within that app Room. 

     

    NOTE: If a switch or remote is assigned to a Room that has one or more Groups, that switch or remote will control all those Groups and the devices assigned to them. Think of it as a master switch or remote for your Room! 

    ⇒Room and Group Details  

    ⇒ How to Move Devices to Rooms or Groups 

     

    How do I use a Cync Motion Sensor to control my Cync Smart Lights? 

    • Simply assign your lights and Cync Motion Sensor to the same Room or Group in the Cync app.
    • If you assign these devices to the same Room, your motion sensor will control all the Cync devices assigned to that Room. If you want to control a select group of devices with a motion sensor, simply move those specific devices into a Group within that app Room. 

    NOTE: If a motion sensor is assigned to a Room that has one or more Groups, that motion sensor will control all those Groups and the devices assigned to them. Think of it as a master motion sensor for your Room! 

     

    ⇒Room and Group Details  

    ⇒ How to Move Devices to Rooms or Groups 

    • You can set the motion sensor to trigger your lights to turn on to specific color temperature and brightness at different times of the day. Set your sensor to only turn on your lights when there isn't enough ambient light in the room. You can even schedule your sensor to disable motion sensing at specific times of day - like at night. Update your motion sensor settings to personalize what your motion sensor does for you - the choice is yours!