Lights

There are several light options in the domotica world and I decided to use a mix of Philips Hue and Klik Aan Klik Uit (KAKU). The hue system is by far more reliable when it comes to range and color options. The KAKU system works on 433mhz and is more sensitive to concrete obstructions. The nice thing about KAKU is the endless range of build-in switches, sensors etc. Using my raspberry PI I kind of blend them together into one system. 

Below is a list of the lights in the house and their current status (number of times switched, lifetime left and usage). 

 

Bedroom lights # switched Hours (total) Lamp lifetime (hrs) Lifetime left (hrs) Watt Costs (eur) Costs 2015 (eur)
Left bedroomlight 1845 1315 15000 13685 10 3.00 0.15
Right bedroomlight 1187 15000 13813 10 2.71 0.15
Living colors bedroom (left) 693 225 15000 14775 8 0.41 0.13
Living colors bedroom (right) 684 230 15000 14770 8 0.42 0.14

 

Livingroom lights # switched Hours (total) Lamp lifetime (hrs) Lifetime left (hrs) Watt Costs (eur) Costs 2015 (eur)
Livingroom Philips IRIS lamp 589 1014 20000 18986 10 2.31 0.74
Diningtable light (left) 1237 830 25000 24170 9 1.70 0.49
Diningtable light (center) 1258 780 25000 24220 10 1.78 0.46
Diningtable light (right) 1241 701 25000 24299 9 1.44 0.40
Chinese lamp - 46
TV lights 2000 60
Livingroom corner door lamp 6000 48
Led Orb 2701 3347 15000 11653 10 7.64 1.17
Livingroom TV Philips IRIS lamp 581 998 20000 19002 10 2.28 0.71

 

Study lights # switched Hours (total) Lamp lifetime (hrs) Lifetime left (hrs) Watt Costs (eur) Costs 2015 (eur)
Lower desk lights 2207 1984 2000 16 60 27.16
Small Desklight 1995 1940 2000 60 21
Wifisign LED light 604 835 15000 14165 1 0.19 0.02
Ledstrip Computerroom 643 1649 15000 13351 7 2.63 0.11
Ceiling light in the study 983 67 0 -67 21 0.32 0.06

 

Outdoor lights # switched Hours (total) Lamp lifetime (hrs) Lifetime left (hrs) Watt Costs (eur) Costs 2015 (eur)
Garden backdoor light 1921 2400 25000 22600 9 4.93 0.47
Light outside (front) 525 462 25000 24538 9 0.95 0.34
Garage motionsensorlight 198 16 6000 5984 9 0.03 0.01

 

Misc lights # switched Hours (total) Lamp lifetime (hrs) Lifetime left (hrs) Watt Costs (eur) Costs 2015 (eur)
Toiletlight 5257 169 1000 831 140 5.39 0.64
Light Bathroom (ceiling) 3571 386 1000 614 140 12.35 0.00
Light Bathroom (washing cabinet) 2396 570 1000 430 35 4.55 4.47
Light hallway (front) 1687 111 1000 889 105 2.66 0.00
Atticlight 506 76 25000 24924 9 0.16 0.07

 

The Philips Hue lightbulbs can be polled if they can be reached. Every 5 minutes the system checks if it can still reach the lightbulb. If a bulb cannot be reached for a longer period of time it could indicate failure of the bulb or a incorrect connection. Below you see a chart of successful pings to the bulbs. A bulb that scores 100% means that the bulb could be reached (and controlled) all the time.