John Kreno on 27 Jul 2015 12:13:36 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Internet Lights and X10 Replacements

The wink hub is kind of a cool controller to look at that gives you some options in the way of what system to go with. I think it supports like half a dozen of the newer protocols and has been rooted. My apologies I know it's not a light bulb, but I think some of the big box stores are bundling it with a couple of lights.


On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Casey Bralla <> wrote:
I've been a big X10 user for years, but the reliability is poor and the
interface is pretty long in the tooth.   My USB X10 controller uses x10dev,
which won't even work on a recent kernel (I'm running my controller program in
an Debian Etch VM)

Some of the new "internet light bulbs" look pretty cool, and are starting to
come down to reasonable prices.   However, most seem like they are strictly
proprietary control protocols, and require cloud-enabled apps to use them, so
I'm reluctant to buy one.

Anybody ave a suggestion for a good commercially available remotely-
controllable light bulb or switch?   They don't have to be completely open-
sourced, but that would be a plus.


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