Battery-Powered Light


(Rob) #1

I’ve got a couple of closets without lighting inside of them, and no power available. I’d like to be able to have a light that turns on when the door is opened. Is there a SmartThings-compatible, battery-powered light that might get this job done? Thanks in advance.


#2

It’s expensive, but the Phillips go should work. It’s not super bright but it might work for a closet.


#3

I’ll admit though, if it was me, I just use Mr. beams. Great battery-powered motion sensor lights. Not networked, but how much control do you need over a closet light?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FCNLHK/


(Rob) #4

Thanks, @JDRoberts! The second is probably the better solution, considering price, and I’d rather not have to invest in a Hue hub right now. The geek in me got scope-locked on a SmartThings-compatible solution.


#5

Mr. Beams is a really well-engineered brand. It’s just not networked. Several different sizes and form factors, so you can look at those also. There’s a smaller closet light which usually comes in a two pack for $20, I have a couple of those and really like them. But it’s more for a shelf light. The one I linked to is the overhead light, has a wider area of coverage. So just depends on what you need for each location.


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #6

@JDRoberts While I love my HUE GOs, they won’t work in this scenario. On battery, they’ll only listen for commands for two hours, after which they shut down to conserve battery.


#7

Good to know, thanks for the correction.


(Ron S) #8

I had the same issue in my late sixties house! Called an electrician. Got pullchains installed (always pulled) … Used a lux and a multi on the closet door… Missus happy! And what can be better than that! Put a hue instead of lux to confuse her with “what color am I going to wear tmrw morning”! Priceless!