Cree Bulb- Cheap Hackable Zigbee Module

(Kevin Tierney) #1

Just saw this on hackaday. Looks like the zigbee module in the $15 Cree bulb can be easily repurposed

Hacking cheap z-wave/zigbee hardware
Lockitron and Cree bulb hack?
( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #2

You are unleashing a monster! :crocodile:

Some Monoprice Z-Wave devices have been suggested as good base hardware for hacking, but the concern has been their relatively large size. Now we have a ZigBee option with a small form factor.

I hope folks that accidentally “drop” their ZigBee light bulbs (Hue’s thin glass diffusers break really easily and are not replaceable), don’t just toss the magic chip in their bases.

(Nico) #3

what is it ?
how small and how much it cost ?

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #4

I meant… Just hack up some Crees…

(Alex) #5

Does anyone know if the Cree Bulbs are actually sold in Canada?


Try the Home Depot Canada site, they should have it if anyone does.

(Alex) #7

Nope. hopefully soon.

(Nico) #8

Is this bulb work on 220 VAC ?

(Ely) #9

I already took apart my 2 cree bulbs. I am thinking to put zigbee chip with a relay inside the light box since I have no neutral for zwave switches. so I can use my favorite dumb light bulbs.