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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:20 PM

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.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:39 PM

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

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#4 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:09 PM

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.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:47 PM

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


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:12 PM

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.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 08:12 PM

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

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:53 PM

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


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



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:38 AM

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



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:11 AM

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.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:18 PM

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

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:29 PM

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

 

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. 


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:49 PM

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.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:04 PM

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.

 

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


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:06 PM

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

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

Emberlight Lets Regular Light Bulbs Join the Internet of Things
 

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Smart lighting requires that either the wiring and infrastructure or the bulbs themselves are able to be connected to the web. Philips hue, LIFX and INSTEON bulbs all take this latter approach, but buying new smart bulbs can be expensive. Emberlight is an adapter designed to make any bulb smart without the expense.
 
Like Spark, the Emberlight sits between a light fitting and a bulb and connects to the user's Wi-Fi network to allow the remote control of the light from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

 

However, unlike Spark, which missed its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter leaving the company to focus on providing an open-source operating system for the Internet of Things, the Emberlight has been more successful. The device has already hit its Kickstarter target with another month left to go.
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Installation of the Emberlight adapter is simply a case of screwing it into a light fitting as you would a bulb. The bulb then screws into the adapter. Users need then only pull up the Emberlight mobile app and connect the device to their home Wi-Fi network.
 
Once the Emberlight adapter is set up, it is possible to manually raise and lower the brightness of a bulb, set bulbs to fade up or down at certain times, set and load lighting mood presets, have lights automatically come on when you are within a certain distance and control lights at home when you're elsewhere. The company also suggests that users can save energy by slightly reducing the brightness of lights throughout their home and notifications will tell a user if they have left any on.
 
Emberlight works with incandescent, halogen, dimmable CFL and dimmable LED bulbs..  [SNIP]

 
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:10 AM

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



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 10:54 AM

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

 

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:   

 

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:29 PM

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



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 02:27 PM

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:

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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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