So my wonderful new automated home is collecting lots of sensor information. And I can visualize everything on the openHAB web pages. Cool. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if my system actually acted? I mean, in addition to sending me emails that the sun has gone up and light should be available in the garden, which is an interesting piece of information in and of itself, but DO SOMETHING MORE?
Enter controllable light bulbs. I read up quite a bit on remote controllable switches, 433 MHz controllers and stuff, but in the end, the IWY lights won as I am at the core of my heart a software guy. And those puppies seem to be controllable via WLAN 🙂