Looking for off-the-shelf fixture to hack

A project log for Automated Circadian Bathroom Light

A bathroom light that automatically changes from bright and cool white in the morning to warm and cozy at night.

catCat 04/18/2019 at 01:310 Comments

I (Cat) will be working on the hardware of our solution.  To make things easier I'll start by looking for a suitable off-the-shelf light fixture that I can modify to turn into our first prototype even if it will not be everything the final product is supposed to be.

Which brings up the requirements we'd like to meet:

On to finding a light to buy to modify.

After a lot of searching online stores like Home Depot, Wayfair, Walmart and some specialist stores we found something we like and think is both classy and modern, at Walmart.

The "Gymax 2-Light LED Vanity Fixture Polished Chrome Wall Sconces Lighting Bathroom".

It includes two E26 LED light-bulbs that might not be exactly what we want if we need space for extra LEDs but would be convenient if we found an easy (for non-techie people) way to adjust tunable (can change color or at least color temperature) light-bulbs like the Philips Hue or others.

Anyway, we'll start with this one for now.  The pictures are based on it, and show the main idea.