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Wireless Control LED Blubs

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Drucifer, May 12, 2014.

  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    I'm looking for wireless control LED bulbs.

    All I am finding are party lights. The ones with multi-colors and speakers. I don't need nor do I want those features.

    I'm just looking to control some of my interior room and table lights thru my tablet running the Android OS.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Two words Phillips hue


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  3. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek DIRECTV A-Team

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    Shark Tank about 3 weeks ago had a pitch of bluetooth controled LED lighting.
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Found only Robosmart Wireless LED Light Bulb.

    It seem to fit my bill, but I like to select from a larger selection. My hallway alone requires 8 bulbs. And my stairway 2. They add up to over a $300 investment.
     
  5. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    check dealextreame.. they have a lot of stuff like that.. quality varies tho..
     
  6. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule!

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    Check Iris Smart Home at Lowe's. They have a variety of devices controlled by Bluetooth. You need a hub (control center) and the devices to be controlled.
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    I'd look to remote controlled switches and dinmers that are not tied to your actual bulbs or fixtures myself.
     
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  8. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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    I agree. I have Z-wave light switches and can use any light bulb I choose.
     
  9. dmspen

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    You won't find cheap LED controlled bulbs. They are all expensive.
     
  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Found another one - INSTEON LED Bulb at Smarthome.

    It needs a hub, but not sure if it needs wall switches to control the bulbs. I don't want to install wall switches as I'm in the process of finding a smaller home for my senior years. Wall switches would be considered part of permanent installed fixture.
     
  11. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Are your light fixtures permanent or free standing lamps? Get the plug ones if it's lamps maybe?
     
  12. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Ceiling in hallway and wall mounted in stairway.

    Right now, it looks Insteon is my choice. As I can get a refurbish hub for about half price.
     
  13. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    I don't know. I still probably go with switches and then just swap then back when you sell. Swapping the switches is easy and takes just minutes.
     
  14. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Th hallway is controlled by four switches and the stairway by two switches.
     
  15. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Oh yikes. Now I see your point more. ;)
     
  16. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Emberlight Lets Regular Light Bulbs Join the Internet of Things

    READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
     
  17. dpeters11

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    The Internet of Things scares me, like with the recent LIFX vulnerability.
     
  18. Rich

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    Don't tell me that four-way and three-way switches scare you, they're actually pretty easy to work with. I'm shocked! :rolling:

    Rich
     
  19. dennisj00

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    The LED bulbs / under counter strips use so little, I don't need remote control on them!
     
  20. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Oh they don't worry me in the least. Id still go switches myself but... with his particular situation I get not wanting to if he's moving soon.


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