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Topic # 240156 23-Aug-2018 14:36
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Having been impressed with iGlo light bulbs (apart from connecting them up) it has got me thinking about a Wifi controlled Bulk Head light for the front door patio area. Yes i understand there are sensor lights, however these turn on when the cat runs past which can be annoying. The idea of been able to turn it on by an App, when i get home at night is a very appealing. 

 

Does any one know if a outdoor WiFi controlled light is a thing?


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  Reply # 2077971 23-Aug-2018 14:38
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Philips Hue just released outdoor lights in NZ.  App controlled, HomeKit integrated so you can do geofencing and other workflow stuff.




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  Reply # 2078001 23-Aug-2018 15:21
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gehenna:

 

Philips Hue just released outdoor lights in NZ.  App controlled, HomeKit integrated so you can do geofencing and other workflow stuff.

 

 

 

 

at the risk of looking useless, do you have a link to this range, try as i might i can not find them


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2078010 23-Aug-2018 15:34
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kornflake:

 

gehenna:

 

Philips Hue just released outdoor lights in NZ.  App controlled, HomeKit integrated so you can do geofencing and other workflow stuff.

 

 

 

 

at the risk of looking useless, do you have a link to this range, try as i might i can not find them

 



That would be https://www.philips.co.nz/c-m-li/choose-a-fixture/outdoor-lighting?


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  Reply # 2078015 23-Aug-2018 15:42
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Another solution would be a hidden Z-wave switch behind the light switch controlling the outside light. It costs more (you will need a Z-wave stick) but it means you don't need to buy a Hue light everytime you need to replace the bulb

https://www.fusionautomation.co.nz/product/aeotec-nano-switch-single-power-metering/

It also means you don't need the light switch to be switched on before you can control your lights via the automation system

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  Reply # 2078060 23-Aug-2018 16:22
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And jaycar sell a simple wifi switch, which if you’re only wanting one is more cost effective. If you get the bug fir it, then I’d would (and have gone) zwave.

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/240v-mains-wi-fi-wireless-switch-module-with-app/p/MS6126

Of course needs an electrician.




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  Reply # 2078112 23-Aug-2018 19:47
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timbosan:

kornflake:


gehenna:


Philips Hue just released outdoor lights in NZ.  App controlled, HomeKit integrated so you can do geofencing and other workflow stuff.



 


at the risk of looking useless, do you have a link to this range, try as i might i can not find them




That would be https://www.philips.co.nz/c-m-li/choose-a-fixture/outdoor-lighting?



I can find the outdoor Hue lights on the Philips America website but not on the NZ one. The above link appears to be for motion sensor outdoor lights.




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