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ESP8266 ceiling light – demo

Testing the ESP8266 as a WIFI light controller

I have been working on this for some time now. It took me ages to get to the working prototype of ESP8266 ceiling light, mostly because I had no knowledge about electronics. Each time I wanted to do something, I had to open up Google and read few pages. Then it was Lua Script, and then some more.

ESP8266 ceiling light

This is the v3 of the prototype, it’s clunky, not all the features are working just yet, but it confirmed my idea that you can retrofit WIFI lights without killing the manual switching. What’s even more awesome, this will work with any type of wiring. I had many ups and downs during this project. Nearly gave up completely when I discovered that UK light wiring is so much different to what we did back home. Fortunately, I Googled some more and I came up with some working solutions.

Functions:
  • design that can be retrofitted to any lighting solution
  • works with standing lamps, ceiling fittings, mains sockets, pumps, garage doors etc
  • WIFI enabled access (for timers, voice control, web access and more)
  • ability to hook up sensors

Now the best part. All this is available in sub $10 per room. The prototype is big, but all of them are. The final design should be slightly bigger than a matchbox. I will be covering the design in details later, once all the functions are available.
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