A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the Lutron Aurora. The innovative switch is simply mounted over the light switch and prevents it from being activated. A great idea? Absolutely. Unfortunately with a catch: The Lutron Aurora is intended for the American market and only fits on American toggle switches.
But if you’re in love with this little knob, we have good news for you: For approximately 50 Euro you can easily order it at amazon.com. In Germany, you can simply fix it with a small screw on a smooth surface. Configuration with the Hue app is also possible without any problems.
With iConnectHue for iPhone and iPad, which has been updated to version 3.7 today, even more settings than in the Hue app are now possible.
Possible actions when pressing the button briefly or long:
– alternations like multiple key presses, time frame, day/night or group power (short press only)
– fade times can be set for many actions
– up to 5 actions per keystroke – these can be colors, scenes, magic scenes and (optional) animations, as well as blinking, sleep timer, interrupt motion sensor and switch groups and lamps on and off
Possible actions when turning the switch:
– switch on/brightness increase or decrease
– interrupt motion sensors
In any case an exciting matter – even if the counter does not actually exist in Germany. But maybe someday someone here will come up with the idea that a smart switch that simply covers up the classic light switch would be a practical thing.
iConnectHue is looking for developers and supporters
You are enthusiastic about iConnectHue and can code yourself? Then I don’t want to deprive you of this opportunity: The iConnectHue team is currently looking for software developers. In addition, they are looking for supporters on a mini-job basis to work in customer support.
All information about the two jobs can be found on the iConnectHue website (https://iconnecthue.com/jobs/): maybe your new job is just around the corner.