Hue emulation on a ESP8266

You might already know that I like the ESP8266. There is a cheap LED dimmer named H801 available on AliExpress and other Chinese web sites that uses the ESP8266 to control RGB LED strips.  You find a bit technical information about in on this Dutch web site.

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One issue is the simple protocol this device is using. While it has been reverse-engineered, the protocol is still proprietary and that makes it hard to integrate it into existing home automation solutions.

One option is emulating a Phillips Hue. There is the Github project ESP8266HueEmulator that implements this. Have a look at this!

Note that the Chinese device shown above is not certified to be used within the US or EU!

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