Time’s have changed. No longer are masses of virtual machines (or physical devices, such as raspberryPi) required. I’ve recently been introduced to the NAS (oh it’s so much more) software called Unraid.
Unraid allows you not only to run a NAS for your storage but also run “Dockers” or tiny virtual machine images which deploy in seconds. Developers have created thousands of these Dockers and you can usually find one which will work for you. Continue reading How to use the Homebridge Unraid Docker
My setup at home consists of various home automation devices. But the majority of my home lighting and power control is done by LightwaveRF. In my opinion this is one of the best options out there for somebody wanting to automate their home lighting and power. Their sockets and switches look excellent and don’t rely on massive plugged in devices (unless you opt for those). Continue reading How to use LightwaveRF with Homebridge
If you’ve followed all my previous tutorials there is one step left to get your installation of homebridge communicating with your lightwaveRF link controller.
I’ve broken these articles up into smaller sections otherwise it can be information overload while trying to work along at home. Continue reading How to pair your homebridge server with lightwave link
So you’ve managed to get your homebridge system up and running. You’ve added some accessories and devices but suddenly your homebridge is failing to launch! I’ve had this issue a few times and it’s always down to an incorrectly formatted config.json file. This post will be pretty obvious to veteran developers but for beginners it can be a real pain.. Continue reading Why isn’t my homebridge config.json working?
Although not a person, Kelvin is an important factor in your LED choice. Kelvin is not a name but rather a temperature of colour. Although this isn’t a science or astronomy lesson.. where you’d usually hear terms such as Kelvin.
Wait, Colour can have a temperature? Continue reading LEDS and Kelvin?
LightwaveRF is a brilliant system for getting into home automation. It enables you to install their wireless (RF) transmitting switches in place of your normal light switches and plug sockets and offer control from your phone/laptop etc. I much prefer these units over others on the market as they give a very nice premium look especially in their stainless steel finishes.
Lightwave RF light switches are always dimmers. Unfortunately (yet) they don’t offer a straight “switch” and because of this it can cause some issues if you’re planning to use them with LED bulbs. I’ve had the chance to test a few and would like to offer my conclusions along with some information. Continue reading LightwaveRF Dimmers and LEDS