Shaun Ellis from Smarter Home of the Carolinas has done a write-up on a really overlooked facet of smart home – landscape lighting!
One of the complaints I always hear is how so much of LED strips are wasted when cut down to size. My reply is always “Not so!”
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Last week, Hubitat updated their platform to version 2.2.0 which allows native integration for Shelly relays and dimmers!
Another stubbed toe, another problem solved with a Shelly smart home product – the Shelly button.
Today, I’m installing a Shelly Dimmer to show how easy it is to set up the module and enable Night Mode!
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Last week, I placed my first order from https://shopusa.shelly.cloud/ and today, I did a fun “quarantine project,” setting up independent receptacles on an electrical outlet in my den. The best part? I finished the project in less than 20 minutes!
Whenever I automate a circuit, my two favorite modules are the Shelly 1 UL and the Shelly 2.5 UL. They’re my go-to for 90% of the circuits I work with, because they’re so quick and versatile, but offer great functionality. Here’s a quick install of a Shelly 1 with a Decora style switch in a standard single gang box.
Under cabinet lighting with the Shelly RGBW2 is a fantastic smart home project for nearly anyone. The RGBW2 is low voltage, requiring a 12v or 24v power source, can support up to four channels (Red, Green, Blue, and White or four White channels), and offers the same ability to enjoy local and cloud control of the device as other Shelly relays. What’s more, if you don’t want a permanent installation, you don’t even need to use a single screw to mount the project.
Our friend Jason Churchward from The Smarter Home Club has shared a FANTASTIC write up on how to use a Shelly 1 module to control an inexpensive siren/strobe light he ordered from AliExpress.
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When you get started on your home automation journey, it is REALLY easy to go down a rabbit-hole. If you’re not careful and disciplined, you can end up making a lot of extra work for yourself that could be avoided with good planning. That’s in addition to the extra work you can cause by changing technologies in the middle of your project!