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mike31154
10-22-2012, 04:25 PM
Looks like this could be a simple solution for controlling aquarium lighting for those of us that like our DIY projects, but may not have the skills to build & program electronic controllers. Not sure there's a dimming option at the moment, but out of the box, you'll have remote ON/OFF functionality, probably with timing options through their software on your home 802.xx network. So all those timers I have can go out the window and I won't need to buy a separate controller.

EDIT: just did a little more reading & all the features we like are available, sunrise, sunset, heck even disco or strobe if you wish!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limemouse/lifx-the-light-bulb-reinvented

Just need to get our hands on the wifi chip that they're putting into the light bulbs. Might need to sacrifice one to have a look at what makes it tick. But I'm sure in time, the chip itself should become available.