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tell it (using your phone's GPS) to turn lights on when you come within say 1km of your apartment, and to turn them off when you go 1km away from your apartment.
And sleep with the lights on then?
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Re: Question for home electricity gurus

If you are unable to press the off button, or say "All Lights Off" to your phone in the 6 hours between coming home and bedtime, then yes, he'll need to sleep with his light on.
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Re: Question for home electricity gurus

Brown wires are normally not switched. I also assume the previous occupant installed a fixture with motion sensor at this location.
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Re: Question for home electricity gurus

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Oh, come on Ace, get with the times!

There are many ways to turn on these bulbs with little or no effort required...for example:

1. Use Siri (now compatible via homekit with Hue lights)

2. Even easier (this is what I do) - set up an account at IFTTT (IF This Then That) and tell it (using your phone's GPS) to turn lights on when you come within say 1km of your apartment, and to turn them off when you go 1km away from your apartment.

3. Touch a widget on your home screen (Android) or widgets screen (iOS) to toggle on/off.
We have 12 Hue bulbs in various fittings in a 70m2 room. The most frequent way of turning them on and off is a Hue Tap (glorified light switch) at either end of the room.
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Keep at it mate, in a couple of years, you'll discover this amazing device called an iPod, will revolutionise your music listening experience!
Feck orf. I ain't never using any of them i-Things.

All my music's nice and transportable between laptop, tablet, phone and two cars, TYVM.
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I'm impressed - how did you fit a mini-disc player to your Tablet?
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My music uses up nearly 1TB of disk space!

(no i-Pod for me, then )

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Re: Question for home electricity gurus

One can easily find wireless switches http://www.amazon.co.uk/Byron-Single...s+light+switch for example
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Old 14.10.2015, 21:27
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One can easily find wireless switches http://www.amazon.co.uk/Byron-Single...s+light+switch for example
I love the idea of city people using remote controls for their equipment: fairly soon all the appliances in the street will all go on and off together, every time one person switches something ....
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Old 14.10.2015, 21:43
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I love the idea of city people using remote controls for their equipment: fairly soon all the appliances in the street will all go on and off together, every time one person switches something ....
Funny enough, a few years back we had issues with our TV. One of the neighbors (we don't know which one) had the same model and would randomly change our channels when switching to the show they wanted to watch. We imagine we randomly changed their channels from time to time as well. Thankfully it was all "normal" stuff and they weren't switching us to pay-per-view.
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Old 14.10.2015, 21:59
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Hello guys,

I had to wait for daylight to make the pictures. There they go.

The orange cables are the ones attached to the lamp. I do not think there is a way to make this switch... but anyhow... there it is.
Can you show a similar picture of the switch that you think should control the light, showing the wires and the terminals ?
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I'm impressed - how did you fit a mini-disc player to your Tablet?
Wassat then? Bit too modern for me.

Seriously, I do still have a couple of hundred albums on tape cassettes. Since a long time, cars don't play them any more, but I do still have a player at home.
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Re: Question for home electricity gurus

I think if people couldn't guess before, this thread really reveals the ages of the participants
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I think if people couldn't guess before, this thread really reveals the ages of the participants
Exactly. If the OP had a problem fitting an oil or a gas lamp, or wanted a recommendation for the longest and cleanest burning candle, he would have immediately got a useful answer.
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Exactly. If the OP had a problem fitting an oil or a gas lamp, or wanted a recommendation for the longest and cleanest burning candle, he would have immediately got a useful answer.
Allow them to age
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Re: Question for home electricity gurus

Hehe... well.

I contacted the landlord and an electrician. Both say the whole is not to be used for a lamp.

Their explanation.

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Old 29.10.2015, 14:34
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Re: Question for home electricity gurus

Looking at the location, if those pictures are rotated it's probably just an access point. Does it normally have a cover on it with a lightning bolt symbol?

They are just points where the cables are pulled through and joined, not sockets.
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Re: Question for home electricity gurus

It is possible to put a cover, yes. However, if it is really designed like that, I must say the architect or the person who made that decision did a really bad design.

Keeping in mind that I am not architect but I have common sense. ;:P
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