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Different message payload for two debug nodes from single output

In NodeRed, I am seeing a different message payload sent to two debug nodes that are connected to the same output. Here is the debug output. Take note of the identical message id, and the different '...
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A smart bulb I can turn on and off at the wall switch

What I would like is a lightbulb that when I turn it on during office hours, it’s a bright white light. And when I turn it on at any other time it’s a dim warm light. I’d like to continue using the ...
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Ambient Light Sensor to monitor light levels in buildings for warranty post LED upgrade

We are a lighting service contractor that installs and maintains lighting systems and controls. I would like to be able to offer a system that can monitor light levels using a proprietary web portal ...
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Lightful globe smart bulb

I have just bought this model of floor lamp: https://www.maisonsdumonde.com/ES/es/p/lampara-con-tripode-de-metal-negro-alt-180-making-of-165180.htm As you can see, there's a glass in front of where ...
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Does anyone know any magnetic connectors?

I'm trying to build a gadget with LED lights. The odea is to have separate pieces of lights which can be combined together and can be played around as LEGO. I would like for each piece to be joined ...
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Dimmable LED bulb

I am redesigning our bathroom and currently looking at two different light sources 12V LED spots with a dimmable LED driver (via 1kHz PWM) Some sort of chandelier with a E27 (bulb). I want the bulb ...
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Configure LightwaveRF smart dimmer

I have installed a one-gang LightwaveRF smart dimmer to an overhead light that contains 5 dimmable LED bulbs. Having gone through automatic calibration, the light turns on and off fine at full power. ...
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IoT Light Power Consumption

I have a esp8266 which consumes around ~70 mA when active. I am controlling a light connected to it. The deep-sleep can't be used here as the light has to be responsive to on/off signals. What is ...
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What to do with in-wall switches for ZigBee setup

I'd like to install smart lighting in my home. I wish to use lights that can be dimmed, but I would also like to control the color temperature of some lights, and perhaps even some RGB lights or light ...
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Smart light: change colour schedule

With Philips Hue or Yeelight you are able to create a schedule to turn on the light. I would like to set a timer to automatically change the light colour (i.e. before going to bed) only when the ...
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Controlling WiFi switches from physical switch

I'm looking to install smart switches for my lighting. Since I have LED lights and 2-wire circuits to the switches (no neutral), I'm looking at wifi controlled remote relays - which I can find no ...
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Is it possible to control a home appliance remotely as well as using the switch to which it is connected?

Suppose I want to control my room lights over WiFi using mobile phone. But I also want to control them by using the switches in my room to which they are connected. Is it possible to implement them ...
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How to get OSRAM Lightity ClientID and secret?

I have an OSRAM Lightify light and a bridge. I am able to operate the light operations using the OSRAM Lightify mobile application. OSRAM provides API support for controlling the light operations. I ...
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What is the working voltage range of a Sonoff Touch?

I would like to replace normal (mechanical) switches at home with Sonoff Touch ones, which I will be able to manage. Today I have this: and by adding the Sonoff Touch I will have that (P1 is the ...
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Do hue light bulbs remember your routines after a power outage?

Do hue light bulbs remember your daily routines after a power outage? I noticed, for example, that when I have a go to sleep routine running, and the lights are dimmed, if I accidentally turn them off ...
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Fluorescent Tubes - Sonoff Switch?

Like many, I'm looking for a way to control the fluorescent tube in my kitchen. Is there any reason why I can't wire a Sonoff switch inside the fluorescent tube lighting batten? I don't have enough ...
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Ambient lighting with IKEA Tradfri and Apple HomeKit

I have the IKEA full color spectrum smart bulbs and I'm very happy with them. Technically they are regular zigbee bulbs. Today I control them with homekit, see "Today." What I want is to use the ...
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Smart fluorescent strip lights

Is there a way to turn on and off fluorescent strip lights using google home. Most IoT light solutions I have found require bulb replacement, are dimmer switches or are not compatible with this type ...
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What's the Name for a load control switch that is hidden in the ceiling?

Dumb Question about Smart Switches I have been reading about smart switches, this article mentions load control switches (master, should be one per light) and add-on switches (non-load controlling ...
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Wireless devices for wireless control of light

Objective: Finding out about terminology/ specification to help me source economically priced hardware for DIY installation. (My Google search for wireless light ...
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Is there a way to control my lights from my Linux desktop?

I have just started investigating smart lights. I am interested in using some Wi-Fi sockets in some lamps in my office to automate the lights. I am curious if there is a way to turn my lights on ...
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What is the easiest to install smart switch that has a remote control?

I want to install a light switch at my church that has a remote control. Similar to the Lutron Caseta. The only requirement is that it has a remote control. Prefer not to have a dimmer. I would like ...
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A WiFi smart light switch with cloud API?

I need some suggestion for a WiFi based smart light switch that can be remotely controlled and has an open API. WeMo light switch doesn't have open remote API. Same with another popular TP-Link ...
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Instant Status with Vera / ZWP-WS-100

I have a light switch that I would like to control a Z-Wave outlet (GE) that is not on the load circuit for that switch (Old house, outlets aren't directly wired) I've got a Vera Lite home control ...
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Ring Floodlight - Simple alternative by combining camera and floodlight?

The Ring Floodlight looked pretty nice, until FakeSpot warned that most of the positive reviews seem to be bogus, so I've decided to not pursue the commercial product and try to figure out how to get ...
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Are the Smart Lights saving turtles actually Smart?

My curiosity was recently piqued by IOTpodcast.com. They mention in the description of the podcast that one of the things to discuss is how smart lighting is saving sea turtles. I then found this ...
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Z-Wave switches with 2-way switched lights?

I'm looking for a set of Z-Wave (preferably Z-Wave Plus) components to use in order to merge two 2-way light switch circuits and allow control of both lights from all switch positions. I've looked at ...
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Data generated from smart bulbs?

I'm trying to answer 2 questions mainly: What kinds of data are generated from 1 branch of IoT devices namely smart bulbs/smart lighting? How can we visualize the data generated by the same? I ...
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Can a dimmer switch be connected to the IoT?

I'd like to connect a button "dimmer switch" like this one: to the IoT. Maybe there's already such a device, I just could not find any. The underlying idea is to set a "%" information for each of ...
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Are there any Bluetooth LE light dimmers with open APIs?

Are there any smart light switches/dimmers that support Bluetooth Low Energy and have an open or accessible APIs? I want to gradually replace all dumb switches in my house with smart switches, but ...
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