Mimic sunlight with smart bulbs

Hi folks,

I’ve got an idea but I’m not sure where to start so I’m looking for some suggestions from the community.

I have a room with very poor natural lighting so most of the day we have to turn the lights on every time we walk in there while in the rest of the house natural light is just fine, at the end we opted to keep the lights always on (high transit room) and turn them off at the end of the day with the sleep routine. The problem is the light just feels artificial.

I’m looking to automate the bulbs to mimic the sunlight that other area of the house gets so I was thinking about installing a light sensor in the good light room and use the lux levels to adjust the bulbs in the poor light room but I also want to adjust the color and temperature so the light feels as much as possible as the light in the other room.

Any ideas on how I could achieve this? Is it even possible or I’m asking for too much?

Currently I have Sengled white-only smart bulbs on the room, but no problem to get color changing bulbs, I’d rather stick to bulbs that connect directly to the Smartthings hub but if there’s no option I can also get a hue hub.

Any help is highly appreciated as I have no idea how to start!

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There are lots of different ways to do this, I use smart switches w/ LIFX bulbs and ifttt. It’s works best for me because some are always powered and some are not.
Either way it’s been discussed a lot:


Eventually, you can get one of these.