Our quest for the perfect light switch

We’re not even twelve months into our KNX journey, but we already have devices from over ten manufacturers of KNX gear all happily coexisting throughout the house. One of the first decisions we had to make was the choice of light switches. We had a few criteria, the main one being that the switches needed …

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Review: Brightgreen Day Shift LEDs

I’ve written before about the lousy state of the lighting in the new home we bought last year. Fortunately we moved in during Summer, so the days were long and the need for lighting minimal. Early in the research phase someone introduced me to the concept of Human Centric Lighting, and I was hooked. That …

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What is this Home Automation stuff anyway?

At the start of 2022, Rocky and I bought a new home and moved in. (It’s 15 years old but it’s new to us.) To say it was rather devoid of technology was an understatement. It was almost entirely devoid of *lighting*, FFS! We’ve spent the year thus far making it a comfortable little “tech …

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Get-WeatherLinkData.ps1

We’ve had a Davis Instruments Vantage Vue¬†weather station on the roof for some time now, and with the addition of the “WeatherLinkIP datalogger” its data is uploaded to the greater Davis WeatherLink platform automatically. Their service is subscription-based, and we’ve not seen sufficient value in giving them ~AUD5/month to have access to the historical data, …

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