How Do You Change LED Light Colors in a Fun Way

In the strictest sense, it is not possible to change the color of individual LEDs. That means when you buy a multi-color LED light today, you see the illumination from different diodes of unique colors instead of a single product changing its hue or temperature.


These color-changing LED bulbs are typically constructed of three separate LEDs in a single casing. Intelligent technologies create unique shades by adjusting the brightness and tone to make the colors customizable.


Many of today's best LED lights that change colors offer 16 million choices to select for the home.


What Gives LEDs Their Color?


When you see the specific color an LED creates, it depends on the energy levels produced by the product's semiconductor. If you have a single LED lamp, it can only make a single hue.


The different materials in today's semiconductors are used to create controlled energy levels. From there, colored diodes reflect the elements used for each product.


  • Red diodes use semiconductors made from aluminum gallium arsenide.
  • For green diodes, the material used is gallium phosphide.
  • Blue diodes require the use of indium gallium nitride.


When you want to change LED light colors in a fun way, you need to have one red, green, and blue diode included in a single bulb. These products are sometimes called RGB bulbs.


Each diode can only produce the color for which it was created. When you get different current levels to each one, they shine at various brightness levels. That allows for the color wheel of choices that come with some products.


If you put 100% of the current to the red diode, that's the color you'd see from the LED light. The same is true for the blue and green options. Should the red diode receive 100% and the green 50%, you'd get a shade closer to orange to use for your home.


How Does an RGB LED Bulb Create White Light?


When you purchase an LED bulb that changes colors, you'll see that you have a white light option. That's possible because the three diodes create that tone when they're all given 100% simultaneously.


If you want to change your colors, you'll need access to the product's microcontroller. With today's innovative technologies, that's possible through a companion app or remote control. Some products use your local area network or a hub to make the necessary alterations to the color and tone.


This effect can even result in changing the color temperature of the white light.


An Intro to the SYLVANIA SMART+ Bluetooth BR30


The SYLVANIA SMART+​​​ Bluetooth BR30 is a fun way to add more color to your life. It's an intelligent lighting solution that connects to your home through the SMART-plus technology and Bluetooth® mesh for lights and accessories.


You can pair this LED light to an Amazon Echo smart speaker if you prefer hands-free illumination controls, although it isn't compatible with the first-generation Dot.


It doesn't require additional hardware or a hub to function in the home. The SYLVANIA SMART+ Bluetooth BR30 fits a standard medium E26 base socket, which is the traditional design included in most homes today.


You can select from one of 16 million colors or customize the white lighting experience you want at home. In addition to the color, you can adjust the temperature of the white light from something warm to a 6500K rating that simulates natural daylight.


Once installed, you'll find that the SYLVANIA SMART+​ Bluetooth BR30 offers more flexibility to your living spaces while supporting your overall well-being. It's a fantastic first option for smart home upgrades.


When you're ready to change LED light colors in fun ways, consider smart tech with LED light bulbs. It's an affordable way to product a smile!​

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