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Modding a Philips Hue lamp

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by PTM101, Aug 25, 2016.

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  1. PTM101

    PTM101

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Hi first post here.

    I have lots of Philips Hue lights working really well in the house, they are controlled from the Hue app, timers, and a number of Hue tap switches. I'd really like to be able to control the outside flood lights with the app and switches aswell. I had thought about trying to use a Raspberry Pi to sense when buttons were pressed on the switches, but a few searches and this seems very tricky. So I though about cutting open a Hue bulb, disconnecting the LEDs and connecting in a relay to switch the 230V floodlights. The bulb should still be recognised by the Hue system. Does anyone have any pointers or reasons why this might not work.
     
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  2. PTM101

    PTM101

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Ok so I decided to go ahead with it this, can anyone suggest a suitable relay? The floodlights are 230V and rated for 75W each.
     
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