Hueblog: Show your Hue: Smart Button wall mount with lighting

Show your Hue: Smart Button wall mount with lighting

For DIY enthusiasts and coders

Looking for a little news for you guys, I stumbled across a post on Reddit by automation_bot1337 that really fascinated me. He built a mount for the Philips Hue Smart Button with lighting. In addition to craft skills, this also required some knowledge of the Node-Red programming language – and unfortunately I can’t help you any further here at the latest.

The basis for the whole project is a socket adapter with a transparent ring for the Hue Smart Button, with which you can place the small button in a wall socket. You can find the part for currently less than 10 Euros on eBay.

Then it’s down to the nitty gritty. Equipped with a saw and glue, a round RGB-LED is installed in the empty flush-mounted box instead of the socket, along with an Alexa-compatible WiFi RGB controller and a mini power supply for converting 230 to 12 volts.

The Reddit user then programmed this whole thing to make the ring around the smart button always light up in a colour that matches the Hue lamps in the room – this is possible with a Raspberry PI including RaspberryMatic and Node-Red. I could even imagine that the ring could be lit in white at night when no lights are on – in order to find the Smart Button even in the dark.

Don’t see my post here as a guide, but much more as a little food for thought. Just have a look at Reddit, where you can find some more information about this great creation.

Philips Hue Smart Button

$29.99 / £17.99 / €21,99

This little button makes a big impact. A single click controls your lights, while pressing and holding the button dims or brightens them. Better yet: your lights will turn on to our recommended color and brightness based on the time of day.

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Check your local Philips Hue Online Store for availability of Hue products in your country. There you will also find all the technical information and prices.

In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

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