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How to Change the LED Color of the SkyBell HD Doorbell


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It’s pretty rare when devices allow you to change the color of their LED lights, but with the SkyBell HD video doorbell, you can. Here’s how to do it.

By default, the SkyBell HD’s LED color is green, which is actually a practical color to use in this case (green means go, so go ahead and ring on the doorbell…right?). However, if you want to make your SkyBell a bit more original, you can change it to just about any color or shade you want.

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Start by opening up the SkyBell app on your smartphone.

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From the main screen, tap on the settings gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

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Select “LED” right under “SkyBell Configuration”.

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From this menu, you can also completely turn off the LED lights on the doorbell if you wish, or change the brightness of the LEDs to either Low, Medium, or High. I find that the “Low” setting is plenty bright, though, especially at night.

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In any case, go ahead and tap on “Color”.

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You can choose pretty much any color you want by moving the round dot anywhere on the color palette. Unfortunately, the SkyBell doorbell won’t change its LED light color in real time as you change the color in the app.

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Instead, you’ll have to hit “Save” in the top-right corner of the screen in order to see the color you chose show up on the SkyBell unit.

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Once you hit save, your new color is ready to go and whenever your SkyBell is idling (when no one is at the door), the button and the light bar on the top will illuminate with the custom color that you chose.

Craig Lloyd is TIME Magazine’s 2006 Person of the Year, as well as a mediocre gamer, aviation geek, baseball fan, and an introvert to the max. He began his career as a young, naive teenager tinkering around with the family computer and has since blossomed into the beautiful geek that he is today.


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