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IOT: Into Darkness

11 February 2021

I started toying with Home Assistant and some LIFX lights.

So far i have automations that

  • Turn all the lights on when I wake at 4:00
  • Slow-fade lights off at sunrise
  • Slow-fade lights on at sunset
  • Flash the lights when it's past my bedtime, and the begin a slow fade off
  • Bathroom lights toggle between a time-dependent colour temperature when 'on', and a dim red nightlight
  • Git push to deploy 😎

I still need some better control options. I'm investigating zigbee bridges and switches now and I'm also interested in some light sensors. Once I have that sorted, I'm going to get some soil hygrometers for my more sensitive plants🌵🌱🌴

Check out the source on github