Keith C. Perry on 27 Jul 2015 12:35:30 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Internet Lights and X10 Replacements

I had started to dig into this against about of months ago but then got distracted.  Ultimately, I was looking for relay and vcc modules for socket with some sort of control signalling that I could task via ARM or Arduino SBC (I bought a Arduino Yun which is an example of both worlds on a board) but its more more of a custom project now.  Not sure if there are new standards that are widespread enough yet.

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From: "Casey Bralla" <>
To: "PLUG Philadelphia Linux Users Group" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:40:36 PM
Subject: [PLUG] Internet Lights and X10 Replacements

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.


Casey Bralla

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