How can we brighten your day?



Like the Modern-day Clapper.

Shake your device to turn your ilumi Smartbulbs off, and shake again to turn back on. 

Just turn on the Shake Experience and conveniently be able to turn your ilumi Smartbulbs off and on without even opening the app. When you wake up in the middle of the night, grab your phone and shake to turn on your lights. No more tripping over the dog.

How Do I Activate This Feature?

  1. Tap the menu button and then "Experiences".
  2. Tap the plus sign (+) in the top right hand corner of the screen to "Create a New Experience". 
  3. Select "Shake" from the Create New Experience view.
  4. Proceed with selecting your custom Shake settings like start times (or select "Always on", repeating days and color.
  5. Tap the toggle in the top right corner of the app screen to turn the experience "on". The toggle will be in the far right position when turned on.


 Shake Experience Options:

  1. Select ilumi - Select the groups or individual ilumi you'd like to respond to Shake
  2. Always On - Select if you want Shake to work whenever you're close to your ilumi regardless of the day or time
  3. Set the Time - Set start and end times for Shake to be active
  4. Set the Days - Set "Repeating Days" for Shake to be active
  5. Set Color - Select color you'd like your ilumi Smartbulbs to power on to. 
  6. Set Brightness - You can control the brightness of your ilumi, which is helpful if you have certain times of the day that you prefer a dimmer color.

Please Note: You can set multiple Shake experiences for different times with different color and brightness settings. Make sure that the times do not overlap to ensure this feature works correctly.


What Should I Expect When Using Shake?

While Shake is active, the ilumi app will operate in the background during the specific days and times you have set for the Experience (or it will always be on). When you shake your device, the app measures the movement of the accelerometer in your device and will turn on and off when the "shaking" motion is detected.

Helpful Tip: Set Shake for when you're sleeping at night. That way, if you have to get up in the middle of the night, you don't have to worry about trying to find the light switch in the dark. Simply pick up and shake your phone, and voila! Let there be light!


If you have any questions, please reach out to us at and we'd be happy to help!

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