Wifi bathroom light

A project log for Silly hardware wishlist

Too simple for a project page & which may never happen.

lion mclionheadlion mclionhead 10/28/2021 at 17:510 Comments

$15 for an RGB bulb is a disaster, but it did plant the seed for a bathroom light which turned off without turning off the fan.  The lion kingdom leaves the fan on all summer, but the stock light can't be turned off independently of the fan.  It could if it had a remote control.  It has to be a 100W to 150W equivalent, yet there's not enough room to fit such a powerful omnidirectional bulb in the enclosure.  

There are wifi sockets which also wouldn't fit in the enclosure.

There could be a custom solution by combining the guts of a wifi bulb with a COB light.  Highly recommended to use a current limited inverter instead of a wall outlet to test it.