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Controlling Alexa Group with Smart Switch

I recently installed a Gosund smart switch for my living room lights. The smart switch works great for turning on and off the outlet that's connected to the switch, and I can tell Alexa to turn it on ...
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Do two way communication smart ZigBee switches exist?

Previously posted on Home Improvement however it received no responses. I have "smart" ZigBee lightbulbs throughout my home, as we like being able to change their colour using Alexa. I also ...
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What automation platform should I choose for simplifying a commercial building?

Problem: I have an Airbnb type resort that I'm trying to upgrade. Whoever designed the lighting clearly wanted as much customizability as possible. Instead of having a single switch controlling all ...
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Sengled lights keep resetting and disconnecting from network

I have 12 sengled RGB lights throughout my home. I have had them hooked up and working great for nearly 2 years, but lately seemingly random, I'll see one of the lights reset as if it was the first ...
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One Channel Relay Board with NRF24 / WiFi connectivity with built in power supply

I have been looking out for a board which has a one channel relay along with some wireless connectivity such as a NRF24 module or a Wemos D1 Mini attached to it aong with a built in power supply. Is ...
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Does the choice of vendor for a Zigbee Smart Light have impact besides the device specs?

I am confused about the choice of vendors and where it impacts what I can / cannot do. I want to add a couple of different connected lights (mostly LED stripes). I play with the idea to buy stripes ...
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Flush-mountable smart light remote switch - Replacement for Lutron Connected Bulb Remote?

The Lutron Connected Bulb Remote was a great little light switch that could be flush mounted in a US style switch plate for a professional look. It was discontinued in 2018 or so. Hue has the Smart ...
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Portable wifi light switch that just plugs into regular power outlet

I'm looking for a basic light switch that works over WiFi to turn on a smart WiFi bulb. But the light switch will just be sitting on a desk next to a bunch of other equipment. Is there a WiFi smart ...
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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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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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Why is the Trådfri Remote obligatory for pairing bulbs with gateway if it uses Zigbee Light Link?

If I understood it correctly, Zigbee Light Link (ZLL) networks function without a coordinator node (as opposed to Zigbee Home Automation networks where it is mandatory). Before I learned that I ...
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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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Google Home: Setting RGB smart globes to colour-cycling 'scenes'

I have various brands of RGB smart globes (or 'smart bulbs') and LED strips, each with their own Android apps. I'm pleased to say that, these days, Google Home can set the brightness and colour—at ...
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How to program my own smart home with raspberrypi 3? [closed]

Hello smart home enthousiasts, I'm a software engineering student and I want to start a new project for myself. I really like smart home stuff, but I don't want anything to do with google or amazon. ...
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How to control an on/off switch with raspberry Pi 3(perhaps using Radio)

So I happen to know some python to turn lights on and off in rpi3. Also to automate my home I know how to use relay boards. But the problem is that I have one rpi3 and the light which I want to ...
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What is the easiest way to control with bunch of smart bulbs installed in a building?

My requirement is to install a set of smart bulbs in each room in an office building. "Neither remote control or motion sensors are options". That means either I have to use voice control or voice and ...
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How to factory reset non-colored IKEA Trådfri bulbs?

I have a couple of dimmable, but non-colored, IKEA lights. I have learned that the proper way to factory reset them is to turn them off and on again 6 times quickly. That worked for Trådfri lights I ...
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Build in light switches

We are building a home and I'm thinking to make the home a little smart. This by adding WiFi light switches and maybe a couple of other sensors. Now I'm looking for a light switch that can be build in ...
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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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Discovering IOT Devices In Network Logs [closed]

How we can discover IoT Devices used within a network in Firewall Logs?. One of the way of discovering IOT devices is through mac address, but mac address is not available in log file. I have to work ...
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How to track cause of unexpected lighting changes?

I'm using a Philips Hue system with lights in my living room and bedroom. I'm using a v2.0 bridge that integrates with Apple Homekit, and I use a mix of triggers in both the Hue app and Homekit ...
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Why are zigbee bulbs so underpowered?

Before switching to smart bulbs I had some pretty strong LED bulbs, which were super bright, and I was very happy with them. I think they were about 14w, maybe less maybe more. However, after looking ...
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Are underlying commands language-agnostic between smart speakers and IoT devices?

I'm an American who lives in Japan. I can speak Japanese reasonably well, but I normally keep my Google Home speakers and Google Assistant app set to U.S. English for ease of use. Now I'm thinking of ...
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Replacing two way light switches with smart switches

I am planning to replace two two-way switches that control one light with smart switches [that also have touch switch built in]. I want to keep the existing wiring and switch locations (i.e. hall ...
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How to reset a ESPurna LED bulb?

I have a LED smart bulb (probably a ESP8255 based one) flashed with ESPurna. It was configured to connect to my WiFi network and it does, but unfortunately I forgot the password to connect to it (it ...
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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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Which items work together for a smart home? (In Europe)

I'm trying to setup a smart home and I know that I need couple of plugs and 2 switch and some lamps. What I don't know is what extra do I need and how can I join them together? After some research, ...
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Can I use Xiaomi Smart Light Switch or other smart switches to control devices from other producers?

I'm trying to make my home smart and I am still in the first steps. I have some Yeelight smart bulbs and I want to add some smart plugs to control my old devices and some smart switches to control ...
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Understanding ZigBee Light Link protocol

I'm playing around with my Philips Hue and an AVR Raven but the packets displayed by Wireshark are not matching with the specification of Light Link v1. For example on scanning for lights, the device ...
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Does a battery-powered light switch exist to control a smart plug?

I have an apartment with no light switch or ceiling light for the living room. I have a lamp that's plugged into the wall. Because it's an apartment, I can't just install a physical light switch. All ...
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Do simple, wirelessly connected, but not battery powered switches exist?

I can’t find this despite lots of googling: I want to flip a switch in my living room and have every floor lamp turn on also. But I don’t need a remote, I don’t need internet connectivity, I don’t ...
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Is there any way to hide traditional light switches? [closed]

Because all my light switches are Wi-Fi connected, how would I remove my traditional light switches but still have easy access to turning on and off those wires so I don't always have to go to the ...
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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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Do TP-Link bulbs provide any API support?

I have a TP-Link LB120 bulb and configured with Kasa app. Now I able to control the bulb using Kasa app. Like turn on, off, change the colour of the light etc. So I need to set up the same things via ...