Kitchen strip light triggered by motion sensor

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(Stephen Fowles) #1

I want to install lights under the cupboards in our kitchen but I want the to come on when you enter the room and go off when you have been out the room for five minutes. Any ideas?


(Paul) #2

You’ll need 4 things:

  1. some lights. LED’s are relatively inexpensive and you can use RGB so you can change the colour.
  2. A controller. Search for the SmartLife H801 by @erocm1231
  3. A motion sensor
  4. Then you use the standard ST supplied SmartLighting app to trigger the lights on motion.

This is one of the most common uses of ST.


#3

Depending on where they are going to be plugged in or attached to power you could use one of these:


Simple solution, guaranteed to work each and every time AND react quickly.

Edit: Note, this will not connect to SmartThings, but does provide a consistent experience and will only switch the lights on based on light level in the room (‘programmable’ on the unit)


#5

Thx, updated post above.


(Ryan) #6

If you don’t care about price, you only need 2 things Philips Hue led strip and a cheap 30.00 motion sensor off amazon. I’m thinking this would be the simplest way . But hue strip is high priced