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Understanding ZigBee Light Link protocol

I had the same issue when scanning for zigbee packets with Ikea Tradfri. The solution on my end I found by chance when switching the scanning channel from 11 to 15. Apparently the commissioning ...
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How to get OSRAM Lightity ClientID and secret?

As per OSRAM Lightify Public API In order to call the API endpoints you will need a set of valid client_id and secret_id. North America (NA) developers go to https://na-developers.lightify-api.com ...
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Is there any way to hide traditional light switches?

You can’t and don’t want to. First the “can’t” reason for the United States: While not every light and switch in residential dwelling units is considered required lighting, at least one light and ...
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Do simple, wirelessly connected, but not battery powered switches exist?

Insteon components can be used stand-alone without a hub. Purchase any combination of dimming plugin module, on/off plugin module, or duplex outlet (dual control-each outlet can be controlled ...
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Build in light switches

The most obvious suggestion is to ensure that each switch location should have a neutral wire available. Either that, or you arrange the wiring to accommodate relay banks in an accessible location. ...
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How to track cause of unexpected lighting changes?

Here's one way to get some info from your bridge. When an app sends commands to the bridge, it uses a unique id. A whitelist of these ids is kept in the bridge, along with the time each id was ...
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How to factory reset non-colored IKEA Trådfri bulbs?

The Mozilla IoT wiki made note of this exact problem. If you have problems resetting the plain white (non-colour) IKEA bulb, try making the "ons" very brief (less than a second) and the "offs" ...
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Do two way communication smart ZigBee switches exist?

There are plenty of Zigbee switches that will allow you to control lights. They range from very basic (On/Off) to more complex (dimmer, or multiple buttons for multiple scenarios). Some are battery-...
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Does a battery-powered light switch exist to control a smart plug?

Insteon: Single wireless Wallswitch remote. Plug in module w/dim. Those are the only two parts you need. They can be linked (programmed) manually. Adding a hub adds control from a smartphone and ...
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Does a battery-powered light switch exist to control a smart plug?

I guess, this solution is even better. https://www.easyfit-controls.com/easyfit-for-bluetooth-lighting-systems/ BLE switch module that doesn't need power at all because it harvest the energy from ...
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Is there any way to hide traditional light switches?

There are plasctic switch covers you can put on over your traditional switch. They are covered in the front to prevent accidental toggles, but open on one side so you have access if you need it. I ...
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How to get OSRAM Lightity ClientID and secret?

Your Lightify account username and password should be sufficient to get you into the developers API area. There you can create a new client which will generate your client ID and password. The new ...
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Do TP-Link bulbs provide any API support?

A really quick google (tp-link bulb api) turns up a npm module that claims support: https://www.npmjs.com/package/tplink-lightbulb They are unlikely to be officially supported by given there is ...
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How to reset a ESPurna LED bulb?

Switching it on and off probably won't help as the configuration is probably saved into non-volatile memory. You do not want to reconfigure your device after every blackout or such. Your other chanse ...
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Are underlying commands language-agnostic between smart speakers and IoT devices?

The commands e.g. on/off, set brightness are all handled in the language the device is set to. They are then converted to a set of enum values that are passed to the backend for control as part of a ...
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Smart light: change colour schedule

Of course there is, the platform is called IFTTT. Here is the link where it allows you to use the Hue: IFTTT & Hue
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Which items work together for a smart home? (In Europe)

If you just want lights and sockets, IKEA have just added Smart Sockets to their Trådfri range. They have a range of different bulbs and include on/off control, dimmers and multifunction (dim/on/off/...
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How to program my own smart home with raspberrypi 3?

It sounds like the zigbee2mqtt project may be exactly what you are looking for. The main purpose is to be able to run your own server rather than have to use a commercial cloud service, but still ...
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Do two way communication smart ZigBee switches exist?

(Based on my answer from the original Home Improvement question but changed to match the slightly altered question here.) I expect most of the zigbee based systems work locally, Philips Hue and Ikea ...
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Which smart bulbs support configurable power on bahaviour?

Currently, in addition to Phillips hue, WiZ (Phillips wifi) & Lifx (wifi) have this feature. All tuya-devices that are custom-flashed with tasmota also have this feature. Finally, all zigbee bulbs ...
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Alexa won't turn on/off my lamp anymore

When this issue first came up, I created an Alexa routine as a workaround. This routine would use the trigger "Alexa, turn on my lamp", like before. When I said this, Alexa would then ...
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What automation platform should I choose for simplifying a commercial building?

There are really two aspects which are integrated in traditional switches and can be separated in smart switches: control by the user and control of the circuit. You can replace each of the switches ...
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Portable wifi light switch that just plugs into regular power outlet

If you don't need it to be actually WiFi (802.11) but just wireless then the Ikea Tradfri range of bulbs do what you seem to be asking. They are ZigBee based but don't need a hub (though can use one). ...
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A smart bulb I can turn on and off at the wall switch

You can write a API, and make that api which can communicate with smart bulb so if you tether with that bulb you can have the option to increase brightness and you can reduce as you want & also ...
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Dimmable LED bulb

In the meantime I found a solution, which also changed the design: There are some 24V-Led Bulbs (even for E14) available in most LED electronics shops online (even on A****n) As LED-driver I will use ...
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Google Home: Setting RGB smart globes to colour-cycling 'scenes'

Google Assistant Smart Home Actions has a Trait called lighteffects which can be used to supply what you need. This is something the lightbulb supplier will need to implement as it's a property of ...
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How to control an on/off switch with raspberry Pi 3(perhaps using Radio)

There has been a lot going on with using MQTT in home automation. Check out the zigbee2mqtt project that allows you to control commercial home automation devices like the ikea TRÅDFRI Wireless ...
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What is the easiest way to control with bunch of smart bulbs installed in a building?

Why not use a mobile app. When the user logs into his account, he must see only his room and connected devices which he can then interact with. The connectivity could be established through internet ...
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What is the easiest way to control with bunch of smart bulbs installed in a building?

Both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa allow you to create "rooms" and add both devices and smart speakers to those rooms. Once you do this the systems will infer the room name when you talk to the ...
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Build in light switches

I found a good working system and added some Sonoff miniR2 behind some light switches. The Sonoffs are connected using MQTT (I installed Tasmota firmware on the Sonoff MiniR2) to my Home Assistant ...
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