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!
It seems that everybody is still in love with SmartThings, especially WebCore. One question I get every day is “can I use Shelly with SmartThings?” You bet your sweet Wi-Fi you can! Shelly products now have an official integration in SmartThings and it couldn’t be easier to set everything up!
Using a Shelly module and DDD (Direct Device to Device communication), you can use one device to turn on another or a whole chain of others.
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!
Continue reading “Night Mode – Shelly Dimmer”
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.