WeLight provides a simple way to communicate through smart lights. You can send someone a phrase or an image, even without any mention of color, and WeLight will translate your message into colors that instantly light up their home.
WeLight uses SMS/MMS as its user interface. All commands are sent
as text messages to WeLight (+1-206-488-1966).
A light message is one such command. It contains a recipient and a message.
WeLight currently supports three types of light messages:
In this example, the user opens an SMS application and sends a text message to WeLight (+1-206-488-1966) with the phrase "be my valentine" and the recipient Jane. WeLight converts this phrase into a colorful scene to illuminate Jane's home.
All commands are sent as text messages to WeLight (+1-206-488-1966).
WeLight currently support the following commands:
To send yourself a sunset: sunset
To allow Jane to send you messages: !allow janesmith
To send Jane flowers: @jane flowers
Important: If your light setup changes, please repeat the registration process.
Contributors: Margie Morris (HCDE@UW), Luis Ceze (CS@UW), Doug Carmean (CS@UW)
With UW students: Artem Minyaylov, Lydia Monirian, Ankur Agrawal
Privacy Notice: Please note that usage data, including direct messages and registration credentials, is stored for research purposes only. We do not disclose identifying information to any external parties.