A few weeks ago I already showed you that it is relatively easy to remove the LED modules and the control units from a Philips Hue lamp – I used the Philips Hue Discover, which I replaced the outdoor floodlight on the terrace with a Hue Impress.
With this little food for thought, Hueblog reader Uwe set out to convert a floor lamp. In his e-mail Uwe writes: “I wanted to make my Occhio Sento floor lamp smart, and I wanted to do it consistently. That’s why I got myself a Hue Daylo, removed the LED board, the power supply and the Hue Connect board and installed them in the Occhio. Worked out great.”
A really great job, but it’s not magic at the end of the day. You just have to make sure that the LED board can be placed and fixed in the new housing. In the case of Uwe and his floor lamp, it really worked perfectly. The small Hue Connect board, the actual ZigBee control unit, is hidden on the back, the slightly larger LED transformer is located in the lamp’s base.
If you have a similar idea and want to realize it, I’m always happy to receive pictures of your work. By the way, I’m also happy to receive pictures of all other Hue installations that you would like to share with the community.