Haiku ceiling fans are a great choice if you want energy efficiency and a quiet fan that cools a room quickly.
But can you set up a Haiku fan to be controlled using Homekit?
Does The Haiku Fan Work With HomeKit?
Currently, there is no native support with Homekit. However, you can still set it up through the Homebridge app. This way, the Haiku fan can be controlled by Siri commands or using the iOS App called Homekit.
What Are Haiku Ceiling Fans?
Haiku ceiling fans are an innovative product created by BigAssFans. They focus on creating a smart, quiet, efficient ceiling fan without the noise of a traditional ceiling fan. Its sleek design and functionality make it perfect for any home.
Many different models are available (such as the Haiku L); some are even designed for outdoor use! Each one uses powerful DC motors which provide incredible air movement without the noise of a noisy motor. Each model also features soft lighting, which can be controlled using a remote or wall switch.
How To Set Up Haiku Fans With Homekit Using Homebridge
Setting up a Haiku fan with Homekit is quite simple when using Homebridge.
What You Will Need
We assume you already have a Homekit network set up in your home. On top of that, you will need a Haiku ceiling fan.
- Go to homebridge.io and download the Homebridge app if you don’t already have it.
- Open Homebridge on your computer.
- Look at the menu section and click the “Plugins” link.
- Search for the Haiku fan plugin.
- When the search results come back, click the Haiku plugin to install it.
- Wait for the installation to complete.
- After installation, you will be sent to a configuration screen to allow you to give it a unique name and desired settings.
- Restart Homebridge.
What Can You Do Now?
Once this is all set up, you should be able to easily control your fan’s functions simply by using Siri voice commands! For instance, you can say, “Hey Siri, turn on the living room fan,” and the fans in the living room will turn on!
The possibilities of using Homekit and a Haiku fan together are endless! You could turn your fans on and off at different times of the day or set them to turn off at a particular time after everyone has gone to bed. If you have a bedroom fan, you could set it so that it automatically turns on at night.