Get familiar with your smart home sleep system. Your hugOne system offers two kinds of light signals: the air quality indicator and the bedtime notification. Here’s how they work and what the different colors mean.
Where to find the lights
The button on the top of the hugOne base is surrounded by an illuminated circle: the air quality indicator. The transparent lower part of the device is dedicated to the bedtime notification light.
1. The Bedtime notification light
During the day, hugOne emits a blue light all around the bottom part of the base. This means hugOne is working properly. If you have set a "Sleep Time" in the app (your goal bedtime), this light will turn pink when it's time to go to bed. At night, the hugOne base is turned off to avoid any light pollution. Using this bedtime goal notification system will help remind you that regularity and a full night's sleep matter to your well being (even more than staying up to watch the next episode of Mr Robot).
Making bedtime fun for kids
Kids and parents often struggle when it's time to go to bed. This "bedtime drama" can really be a problem, leaving both kids and parents tired and stressed. The best advice to help kids make peace with bedtime is to create an evening routine that starts 40 minutes before actually entering the bed. This will give them time to prepare for the transition. Your ritual may include brushing teeth, reading a story and other calm activities. Try to keep the same sequence evening after evening, in order to create a habit.
hugOne's bedtime notification adds a fun reminder to their evening routine, which helps them realize (and accept!) it's time to prepare for sleep.
2. The Indoor Air Quality indicator
The button located on the top of the hugOne base is surrounded by a circular light. Most of the time, it is lit in blue and matches the color of the bottom section. But when indoor air quality falls below healthy levels, the circular light turns pink, indicating that the air in your home is significantly polluted.
When the light first turns to pink, the air quality is below average. If the pink light starts blinking after a while, it means the air quality is poor and needs your attention.
When the concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in your home rises above a certain threshold it triggers a hugOne notification. Use this "indoor pollution alert" to let you know when it's time to clear the air.
What degrades indoor air quality?
If you keep the windows closed in an apartment or a house, the lack of ventilation causes the air to gradually degrade. The breathing of the persons and pets living in this space slowly increases VOC levels, along with the particules emitted by objects laying around. This is why it's always good to open the windows every day for 5-10 minutes. But sometimes the problem occurs more suddenly. Here are a few examples of what causes pollution peaks at home:
- Using cosmetics
- Using household cleaning products
- Painting or varnishing
- Unpacking a pressed-wood piece of furniture
- Incense, candles, fireplaces...
hugOne's air quality indicator keeps you aware of high levels of harmful airborne chemicals in the air you breathe at home, whatever causes the peaks. When hugOne's top light is pink, it's time to clear the air. If needed, find what caused the rise of VOCs (maybe someone forgot to close a bottle of nail polish remover).
NOTE: There is a 5 minute delay before the tracked data appears in the app, and that it will take a few minutes for the pink light to switch back to blue once you clear the air.
The following table, also featured in the Quick User Guide, sums up the meaning of hugOne's different kinds of notifications: