I know I said the last one was the last one but this really is
Looking for any recommendations for a good reading light. I keep seeing adverts for those "Serious Readers" ones but at £200 they are too expensive. What I'm looking for is a floor lamp that can sit next to my chair and I can use to read books and newspapers. Anyone?
Thanks the wiring had already been done a few weeks back before all the work was done and plastering. Today was just fitting all the outlets and lights.If you're having a conversion, make sure the wiring has neutral feeds to the light switches and then you can buy a smart switch, instead of smart bulbs. I can control 8 GU10 regular LED bulbs, with one Smart switch.
Granted, they are all grouped as one device per se, but, unless you're doing something funky with specific bulbs, I'd prefer a £15-£20 Sonoff wall switch over 8 £15 bulbs
Do you have a link for these ?Some smart Wifi bulbs to sort the lounge lighting out.
Far cheaper and quicker than rewiring AND better control as well
decent deal as got them all for £60 all in (purchases on two account saved £5 per purchase via vouchers)
now just need to get them all into the system and plumb them in to Home Assistant.
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these Avatar bulbs are particularly great as they can have their brightness set on a schedule. Not essential for the lounge but in kids bedrooms they are great. All set to come on at 20% brightness between 9pm and 7am so as not to not blind people when the lights need to be turned on in the middle of the night
Look what the postie bought me!
Had it on DVD back in the day, not seen it for a couple of years but it is absolutely a modern day classic. It set the bar and oh boy, it set the bar high!
Can't wait to watch it on blu.
From eBay, about £2.30 including postage
Thanks folks, turns out I think I had a crappy cat5 cable, changed it and it works! (well after the Bridge updated.)no actually, I could give that a try.
I've just seen IKEA are about to launch gaming stuff as well ... Madness! Looks good though.View attachment 1569196
X Rocker PlayStation Amarok Neo Fibre LED Gaming Chair
For my son’s 13th birthday.
It’s relatively expensive but the materials and build quality are top notch. It does feel like a premium product rather than the sub £100 chairs that are available on Amazon. Son loves it.
yup grouped them all in Alexa in just a few minutes...I have a group set up for tv lighting, outside 4 lights...a group for all lights...like all smart lights, if they accidentally get turned off they take a little bit of finessing to get back on track properly, but thats part of smart lighting for you...I intend to put some Shelly1L's in behind light switches as well to control after power cut ...and will use it in room where light dimming isn't required...These look just what we have been looking for in our kitchen. How you finding them?
Can you set these in groups? As we have 3 sets of 4 bulbs to each switch.
Any feedback would be great, are they bright? Thanks
can't comment on the Tesco bulbs but if you do just need dimming and white colour choice bulbs, if the Tescos ones do that for the money then its a nice little saving on these ones (£12 overall)I wonder how these compare to the Calex bulbs from tesco, which come in around £20 x2 but if you keep an eye on them they can sometimes drop to around £12 x 2
can't comment on the Tesco bulbs but if you do just need dimming and white colour choice bulbs, if the Tescos ones do that for the money then its a nice little saving on these ones (£12 overall)
Do the Tesco ones use the same Tuya app or have they got their own one?
all bulbs I've setup worked in their respective light fittings with 2.4 and 5.0 turned on...never had a problem with mine.....running two Mesh systems though..all IOT stuff is on older Cisco APsThese have a full range of colours and scenes, using their own app.
Setup is a PITA with me using a fly lead with a GU10 fitting so the bulbs are close to the router, but once done are pretty solid and link up to Alexa with ease and have full voice control.
Which currently is 'Alexa shower on' = hallway blue at 60% and shower bright light at 100%
all bulbs I've setup worked in their respective light fittings with 2.4 and 5.0 turned on...never had a problem with mine.....running two Mesh systems though..all IOT stuff is on older Cisco APs