Control LIFX with NodeMCU and range sensor

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 15:30

LIFX bulbs are great, but when you just need to turn them on, off or just change brightness, it can be not very comfortable, to do this simple task by app. So I decided to create much simpler way to do this. And then I came across NodeMCU, small development board similar to Arduino with integrated Wi-Fi, with cost of about $5.

Lifx - smart RGB bulbs

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:50

Project LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented has collected in november 2012 more than $1.3 million (goal set to 100 thousand). It's goal was to manufacture RGB-W LED bulbs LIFX, which you can control via WiFi. Author promised, they'll be ready in march 2013, but path to the final product was more difficult than expected. My 4 bulbs arrived in february 2014, so I've had to wait 15 months, but it was worth it.