Can You Color Cycle With Kasa Lights?

Did you just got a Kasa Smart Light, and are now wondering if you can color cycle with it? If so, you’re in the right place!

Although Kasa does not e­xplicitly provide instructions on color cycling with their lights, it is indee­d possible to cycle through various colors.

In this article, we give you a comprehensive guide on how to color cycle with Kasa lights through the Kasa Smart App. We also show you how to do it with simple voice commands using Smart Voice Assistants.

Key Points

  • The Kasa smart light allows users to cycle colors and can have its color changed automatically.
  • One way of doing this is using the Kasa Smart App to switch the light from a wide array of predefined colors.
  • Another viable option is to color cycle Kasa lights using Smart Home Assistants through voice control.

Is It Really Possible to Color Cycle With Kasa Lights?

The Kasa Smart Bulb can cycle its light through different colors and levels of brightness, providing an ultimate lighting experience. You can set each light to transition gradually between colors based on your desired time period.

Ultimately, you can control the lights from anywhere using voice­ assistants or on your smartphone using the Kasa Smart App, whether Android or iOS.

Knowing that you can experience endless lighting possibilities with this multicolor light bulb, let’s discuss how this is possible.

How to Color Cycle With Kasa Lights Through the Kasa Smart App

C0ntrolling your Kasa Smart Light Bulbs through the Kasa Smart App is such a bre­eze. With just a few taps, you can customize­ your light bulb settings to match your personal prefe­rences, choose your desired color e­ffortlessly, and even set up schedules for automatic on and off functions.

Follow these simple steps to color cycle Kasa lights through the Kasa Smart App.

1. Download the Kasa Smart App

In case you don’t have the Kasa App installed, the first thing you need to do is simply go to your phone, open up your respective app store, and download and install the Kasa Smart App. The app is available on both the Apple Store on iOS devices and for Android smartphones; you’ll find it on Google Play Store.

Please note that the layout of the mobile­ app may vary depending on your operating system or the version of the app installe­d.

Kasa smart App

However, if you already have the Kasa App installed, skip these first steps and proceed to the fourth step.

2. Create or Log in to Your Account

Once you install the Kasa App, go ahead and open it. You’ll have to either create an account or log in with an existing one.

Create or Log in to Your Account

After creating an account or logging in, the app will display the devices section. This is where you will see all the devices you currently have for Kasa Smart.

3. Adding the Smart Bulb

The next step would be to add your smart bulb to the Kasa App. What you need to do is go up to the top and select the “+” button to add the device. Select smart lights and add your smart bulb.

Adding the Smart Bulb

While still in the app, select next to get the smart bulb in setup mode. Now connect it to the appropriate WiFi network before proceeding to the next step.

4. Customize Colors

When on the Kasa app, your Smart bulb will appear on the list of devices displayed on the phone’s screen. Go ahead and tap on the bulb to open the lighting customization options.

You’ll find a color picke­r area that allows you to select your pre­ferred colors. Also, you can tap on the “More Colors” icon for advanced color customization.

Customize Colors

In the Color tab, you have the option to choose from a wide range of preselecte­d colors. If you prefer more customization, you can also access advanced options by selecting the circle located in the top right corne­r.

Pick a color
selecting the circle located in the top right corne­r

But that is not all. You can even use the White tab and fine-tune to select your predefined color temperature.

use the White tab and fine-tune
Pick a white

5. Use Color Presets

Back on the lighting customization options, you can configure or choose “Presets”. Here, you’ll be able to switch between your recently used or preset colors.

Use Color Presets

You can also tap the pencils to the right of the color swatches to customize the presets the way you prefer.

presets and recents

6. Schedule Automated Color Cycle

Kasa App makes it easy to schedule events. You can choose to let your lighting operate automatically on any day and at any time.

For instance, you can schedule your light to automatically turn on your custom or preset colors. Simply tap “Schedule” on the bulb options screen and automate to enable this feature. 

How to Color Cycle With Kasa Lights Using Voice Assistants

With Kasa lights, you get to enjoy hands-free voice control using simple voice commands through leading voice assistants. This is pretty handy because, before this update, you could only color cycle lights from the Kasa App.

Here is a common procedure on how to set up your bulb and color cycle with Kasa lights using voice assistants.

1. Add Your Bulb

To add your bulb to the application, first ensure your bulb is supported by your home assistant. The Kasa Smart Light is compatible with voice assistants such as SmartThings, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple Home, and Microsoft Cortana.

2. Set Up Your Device

Now that you know your bulb is supported, the next step would be to add it to your voice assistant. Adding a device is pretty straightforward on most voice assistants.

Simply log into your assistant app and tap the “Add” icon on the screen. After that, follow the instructions displayed on the screen to finish setting up your device.

It’s important to ensure your voice assistant is running on the most recent version. You can easily check this by visiting the Google Play Store or Apple Store­. The app version is usually displayed beside or below the app description.

3. Use Voice Command

Of course, the fun part of using Smart Home Assistants is using your voice rather than an app. Most assistants have controls for brightness. You’ll also find color controls for bulbs with various color options.

So once you are all set up, try it. For instance, you can command, “Hey Ale­xa, turn on the light and se­t it to blue.”

Another way to customize­ your lighting using voice commands is simply saying the name of the light you want to adjust and specify the color you want. For example, say, “Hey Alexa, turn on the Kasa ST bulb and set it to green.”

Other Kasa Lights Alternatives That Color Cycle

Want to bring some color into your smart home but want other lights that perform just as well as Kasa lights? Let’s take a look at your top alternatives.

1. Philips Hue

Philips Hue Indoor 6-Foot Smart LED Light Strip Plus Base Kits with Plugs - Color-Changing Single-Color Effect - 2 Pack - Control with Hue App - Works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit

Philips Hue has set the standard in home smart lighting. The bulb offers a unique lighting experience by cycling your lights through various colors and levels of brightness.

The Philips kit is available at a variety of retailers and allows you to preset scenes. In addition, the bulb can be seamlessly integrate­d with popular smart home platforms such as Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, Google­ Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Logitech Harmony, and Google Ne­st.

2. Lifx

LIFX Lightstrip Bundle - with 120" Smart LED Lightstrip and 2 40" Extensions, Multicolor, 3 Piece Set

This option is perfect if you’re looking for a bulb that provides bright light and offers e­njoyable lighting effects in vibrant colors.

Just like Kasa, Lifx’s mobile app is quite user-friendly. It will allow you to control all the lights in your home with only a few clicks, and you can also schedule the different bulbs to turn on at various times of the day. 

Lifx Color Bulb offers different options for the various preset color themes. The light is bright, beautiful, and compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.

3. Wyze Color Bulb

Wyze Color Bulb

Precise color cycling through the Wyze app lets you turn moments into memories, whether it is wine night or game day. Like the Kasa bulbs, the Wyze color bulbs have schedules and wake and sleep routines. Plus, it is affordable enough to fix your home without breaking the bank.

You can pick up to four colors to apply to the color cycle effects. Even though you can adjust the color cycle transition speeds, the slowest setting is still quite fast. Having said that, you can still control the bulbs by using Google Assistant or Alexa.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Change the Color of Your Kasa Light Bulb?

To change the color of your Kasa light bulb, open the Kasa App, and your Smart bulb will appear on the list of devices displayed on the screen. Click on the respective bulb to open the lighting customization options. You’ll find a color picke­r area that allows you to select your pre­ferred colors.

You can also change the color of your light bulb using voice commands with various platforms such as SmartThings, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple­ Home, and Microsoft Cortana. 

What is Kasa Auto White?

The Kasa light bulb’s “Auto-White” feature lets the bulb change its color based on the time of the day. It automatically adjusts the color temperatures of Kasa Smart light bulbs to match natural lighting patterns from dawn to dusk.

How Do You Schedule Your Kasa Lights?

Start by opening the Kasa App, go to the devices page, and then click the Schedule icon. After that, select the “+” button to create your new schedule.

From here, you’ll be able to set the time you want for your schedule and how long you want your lights to fade in or fade out. Once you are done, click on “Save” to complete your schedules.

How Do You Reset Your Kasa Bulb?

Flip the light switch controller to the “OFF” position. Push and hold the light switch controlling the bulb for about 5 to 10 seconds and let go.

When resetting the bulb, ensure not to switch the bulb on and off too quickly; the duration should be about 1 second. If the bulb blinks three times, that is an indication of a successful factory reset.

Bottom Line

That being said, it is a lot more convenient — and fun — to be able to color cycle your Kasa lights. Screw in the smart bulb, set it up, follow the instructions outlined above, name it, and you are good to go!

It is now clear that the Kasa smart light can cycle lights through a wide array of colors. You can color cycle with Kasa lights within the Kasa Smart App or use hands-free voice control using simple voice commands. This can be through voice assistants such as SmartThings, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple Home, and Microsoft Cortana.

About Tristan Perry

Tristan Perry is a software developer who is passionate about tech gadgets, DIY and housing. He has therefore loved seeing smart homes hit the mainstream. Tristan also has an academic background (in Math & Computer Science), and so he enjoys digging into the technical ways that smart home devices work.

Tristan owns close to a dozen Amazon Echo devices, way too many Philips Hue bulbs and lightstrips, a boat-load of Ring Cameras and Doorbells... and a bunch of other smart home devices too (from Reolink, Google Nest, GLEDOPTO and others).

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions about this article, please leave a comment below. Please note that all comments go into a moderation queue (to prevent blog spam). Your comment will be manually reviewed and approved by Tristan in less than a week. Thanks!

Leave a Comment