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  • New App Allows you to Control Lights in your House with iPhone



    There is a new app that will allow you to turn on/off or dim all the lights in your house. The app works with a lighting system by Lutron, the same company that developed the dimmer switch in the 1960s.

    The lamp in the picture above is screwed into one of Lutron’s modules. The module allows iPhone owners, with a simple app, to control their lights from across the room or from a different story in their house.

    The app also allows for your house to be separated into different zones, so the many lights do not get confusing.

    While the app is free and available in January, its been reported that to set up your house with all these modules would “cost several hundreds or thousands of dollars.”

    Ok, so this is app takes things to a new level and you have to admit that this would be a great way to wow friends and guests who are over visiting your home, but I wonder how many people would actually use this because of the high up front cost? I could not justify the cost.

    Source: DVICE: Control the lights in your house using the iPhone
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New App Allows you to Control Lights in your House with iPhone started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Dark246's Avatar
      Dark246 -
      no way. Thats insane
    1. dirtybird1977's Avatar
      dirtybird1977 -
      That would definitely be bad ***. I would think about doing it if it cost under $150 for say 2 rooms worth.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Now I can get even fatter because I don't have to get my fat @$$ up off the couch to turn on/off or dim the lights. Now I need an app that will bring me my cheetos from the kitchen
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      The app looks really cool, but getting you house implemented with the hardware costs more than it could ever be worth...
    1. Rosbaughcr's Avatar
      Rosbaughcr -
      Wasn't there another app that used to do something like this? The prohibitive costs of using this app makes it completely ridiculous.
    1. deadesq's Avatar
      deadesq -
      Is it just me, or does the guy holding the iPhone in that picture have REALLY tiny hands? Or is it just the iPhone Macro I'm hearing so much about?
    1. latinodancer15's Avatar
      latinodancer15 -
      Looks like a woman to me. Lol.
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      now i can get even fatter because i don't have to get my fat @$$ up off the couch to turn on/off or dim the lights. Now i need an app that will bring me my cheetos from the kitchen
      lmao!!
    1. yomike007's Avatar
      yomike007 -
      Home automation control has been around for many many years, its called X10. One can already control x10 modules from your iphone, its calle 'x10 commander' and is available from the app store for about 7 bucks.
    1. danny's Avatar
      danny -
      cool i love my i phone
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      if it wasnt so much money....MAYBE. but the world is becoming so lazy that its not even funny. now you wouldnt even need to grab another device to switch your lights. thats just sad....for real
    1. caliplaymate's Avatar
      caliplaymate -
      weird...:/
    1. Treeml's Avatar
      Treeml -
      this system looks clunky and annoying...

      I don't like it.
    1. m600i's Avatar
      m600i -
      There's a much better alternative to this and way cheaper. I thought you guys would know about it. X10 products are much cheaper than the product mentioned above and they have their own apps in the App Store. All you need is their transceiver which is less than $50 to control up to 60 devices and the modules for the lights, etc. Here are some links you will find useful. If anyone has any questions let me know.

      X10 Commander - iPhone/iPod Touch X10 Controller

      Intelliremote iPhone/iPod Touch Client
    1. wikkid's Avatar
      wikkid -
      I am a programer for this system "Homeworks Illumination" is what it's called. For a basic system installed it's $10,000.00 not hundreds of thousands. also you can allready use your iphone to control the system via it's built in web server. it's an unbelieveable system.

      Lutron Electronics, Inc.

      M. Alan Associates

      X10 is garbage so is any other lighting control system. Lutron is the Number 1 When it comes to lighting Control.
    1. m600i's Avatar
      m600i -
      Well for those who don't want that much integration into their house, x10 would be a more affordable solution with lots of functionality, no offense to Lutron. I'm sure Lutron is a great system. The x10 already allows you to control your x10 products through a web server also. Even my built-in vehicle garage opener can interface and operate x10 devices. As an electrical engineer, I think x10 solutions would suffice for me. X10 products are also supported for open-source programming if you look on the x10 forums. The above is just my opinion.
    1. spektro's Avatar
      spektro -
      Sup guys

      Here is my development on this, wich actually can control ON/OFF Lights, dimmers and windows shutters or shades.
      No wires needed !!!

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ4acIluA1A]YouTube - MyWay 1.0 - Versão Final de Software[/ame]

      MyWay FTW
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      Quote Originally Posted by stone2007 View Post
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    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      I only have 9 bucks!
    1. prestone683's Avatar
      prestone683 -
      http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M...293175400&mt=8

      MUCH BETTER APP! Much easier to use, and much much cheaper. I can control nearly any light in my house, from any internet connected iPhone, anywhere in the world, for 9.99, plus the cost of a module, (about $10 each, and the CM17, last seen on x10.com for like $40 I think)

      Guys like this, Melloware, need our support in what he does. Programs just work. No BS, no expensive hardware, but the promises of a programmer that the program works, just as its supposed to, when its supposed to...

      -BMP

      "When you are born into this world, you are given a ticket to the freak show... When you are born in America, you are given a front row seat!"