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What

Convert the basic white LED Owl lamp into an Internet connected RGB lamp that we can control from our home automation system.

Why

The stock LED bulb is only 3 watts but it's super bright in a dark room. It's great for getting up in the middle of the night but we've had to kind of hide it behind things because it keeps the kids up at nights. I want to be able to dim the light to a lower setting based on either the time of day or the current mode of the house. I also want to be able to control it from home assistant so we don't have to worry about turning it on and off daily. 

As a bonus it would be great to use RGB LEDs so we can change the color of the lamp making it more fun.

Features

  • Dimmable
  • Controllable via Home Assistant
  • Change the color
  • The power switch should work as expected
    • If we want to shut it off we use that switch and when you turn it on a basic white light should turn on even if it can't connect to wifi.

Components

  • ESP-12F ESP8266 chip to give the lamp connectivity
  • A series of WS2812B (Neopixels) to allow for easy control of the brightness and color.
  • The lamp currently has a 24v DC power supply. I'll have to down step that to 5V for the LEDs and again to 3.3v for the ESP
    • Buck converted to get the 24v to 5v DC
    • Linear regulator to get the 5v to 3.3v
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