LivingColors / LivingWhites adapter starter set part 2 : adapter


The LivingWhites adapter doesn’t really have many surprises. The only two notable things are that the entire high voltage side is from ST parts (VIPER16 , 2 x 14NM65NST1S10 ) and the other surprise is the other LED not in the manual.

The non surprising part is the CC2530 IEEE802.15.4 chip .




10 thoughts on “LivingColors / LivingWhites adapter starter set part 2 : adapter”

  1. Can you tell what the use of the other second led is?
    Quote:”and the other surprise is the other LED not in the manual.”

  2. Hmm… I hoped it was a phototransistor so it would be possible to let the plug react on the daylight.
    When its getting dark the connected lights would go on…would be nice to have that feature…

  3. Do you think it would be possible to rework the plug in order to dim 12V LED lamps? I have a ceiling lamp with 8 G4 spots that I equipped with LED lamps. I would be great if I could integrate it in my Living Whites / Colors network.

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  5. I have a Philips LivingColors Iris (3rd Gen.) and I would like to control it from my Android Device. So far I found out there is a way to do so with a Hue Bridge. My approach is to do it without any Bridge, using a Paspberry Pi or an Arduino plus a ZigBee chip. Do you know if it is even possible to get such setup working? Would the encryption be a problem? In advance I thank you for your response.

  6. Hello,

    I have a LivingColors Iris (3rd Gen.) and I would like to remote control it over my Android Device. The setup I thought about, is to have a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino with a ZigBee chip installed on it. Do you know if such a setup would work with 3rd Gen at all? Or would the encrypted connection be a problem and I need to buy a Hue Bridge instead? Thank you for your repsonse in advance.

  7. The easiest (but boring) way would be to get a Hue bridge, i have bought second hand one to play with.
    The more interesting and challenging solution would be to talk to the lamps via Zigbee. Talking to the lamps directly via ZLL seems to be impossible for open source projects because of the ZLL private key. An alternative seems to be to talk to the lamps via a Zigbee coordinator, there are some discussions about this on As i understand it, a Hue lamp will hook up to a regular zigbee coordinator it there are no Hue bridges around and will accept unencrypted commands via this coordinator. I have bought a CC2530 module and intend to hook it up as a coordinator to see how this works out.

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