How to: Create spooky Halloween effects with smart home lighting and sound

With indoor and outdoor smart home tech readily available and increasingly affordable, it’s easy to transform your home for festive occasions and holidays. With a little help from mobile apps, you can synchronize spooky Halloween effects with lighting and sound, preparing your home for the candy-swapping marathon ahead.

You’ll find a range of fabulous lighting systems available on the market today, with Philips Hue, LIFX and others available from big box electrical and home improvement stores. But bear in mind that very few are suitable for outdoor use, so if you want to transform your home’s exterior, you’ll need to do some research up front.

A few weeks ago, I put together a guide on creating spooky Halloween effects, using off the shelf smart home lighting and audio kit. The results were spine-chillingly effective as you’ll see in the video and full how-to guide, which is now available at Digital Trends.


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