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Unfortunately you have to cover it (black gaffa tape is effective) or position it in a room where this doesn't bother you. I also find it frustrating that TV's, blu-ray players, power extension 4-ways and even phone chargers these days have these really bright blue LEDs. There just doesn't seem to be any need for them to be extra bright or even present in ...


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Nice question, love it! I've found some information on reddit. Someone asked, [I am] wondering what happens if my network goes out. Can the lights and switches operate without the Bridge? The answer given was, No. The bridge is essential to controlling the lights. Without a bridge they are "dumb" lights that merely invoke their default ...


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The Philips Hue developers have confirmed that this is not possible. Just like most routers, the LED status lights are not togglable by the user; instead, you will either have to put the bridge somewhere where the lights won't matter, or find a way of blocking the light. On Lifehacks, there are some tips on how to hide bright status lights which might be ...


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While Aurora's answer states that the status LEDs cannot be toggled by the user, it is not completely clear whether only the manufacturer firmware does not support this toggling or if the LEDs are simply hardwired and can thus not be controlled by any firmware at all. If they are connected to GPIO pins of the controller, a custom firmware could enable you to ...


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You could use the zigbee2mqtt project. It supports a ton of zigbee devices including your remote and socket, as far as I can tell. However, you need an CC2531 USB Stick, which acts as zigbee gateway, plugged into a computer (a Raspberry Pi will do). Control of the devices is via MQTT as the name implies. Nice side-effect: now you can add any kind of ...


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Late to this but I thought I'd add for the less technical who find this post. This might sound silly after the technical hacks. I just made a cover out of card which fit over the bridge (actually I found the card lining of a Mcvities pack of 5 cakes was pretty much already the right size). I lined with paper napkins to make sure no light could get through ...


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