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IKEA TRADFRI light bulbs in NodeRED

Learn how to control IKEA TRADFRI light bulbs in NodeRED using Zigbee2MQTT

Smarter IKEA TRADFRI motion sensor in NodeRED

On its own IKEA TRADFRI motion sensor is very simple and not exactly smart. Thanks to NodeRED I'm able to add more features and turn this motion sensor in a truly connected thing!

Mapping IKEA TRADFRI remote in NodeRED

How to use IKEA TRADFRI remote in NodeRED and replicate its original functionality with other devices.

Using IKEA TRADFRI dimmers in NodeRED

Use IKEA TRADFRI dimmer to dim any NodeRED compatibile light, not just IKEA lightbulbs!

Adding new devices to Zigbee2MQTT

Adding new devices to Zigbee2MQTT isn't as hard as you think. Adding new devices via config files

Dynamic IP updates in NodeRED

Update the global variable each time your server variable will change so you could always send and receive the data from the correct IP 

Zigbee: Hub vs Zigbee2MQTT

What's better for home automation - Zigbee USB with Zigbee2MQTT or a consumer grade Zigbee enabled hub like MiHome?

A word or 400 about NodeRED’s context explorer

I was not aware of the NodeRED's context explorer, so I want to make sure your life with NodeRED is as easy...

Washing machine notifications – making “dumb” machine “smart”

Learn how to add washing machine notifications to your Google Home on the cheap

Preserving variables in NodeRED

Save precious data in NodeRED! Don't let it get wiped by the server restart and learn how to preserve variables in NodeRED.

NodeRED for beginners


NodeRED for beginners: 7. Tips & Tricks

That's the last post of this series with a couple of tips and tricks you might find handy while building your own flows. These...

NodeRED for beginners: 6. Function node

The Function Node is one of the most useful nodes in NodeRED. It's a javascript editor which doesn't do much unless you tell it...

NodeRED for beginners: 5. Connectivity

I explained how to process the data in the last tutorial, its time to learn how to send the data to NodeRED and how...

NodeRED for beginners: 4. Data Processing

If you made your first flow already, you know that data is passed between each node. If you want to see this in a simplified example,...

NodeRED for beginners: 3. Your First Flow

We talked about why you should get NodeRED in the first place, and how to get started with NodeRED, now it's time for your...