We took apart a Philips Hue bulb to see what was inside.
Philips Hue (Bulb) Teardown
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- Thanks for sharing those!May 30, 2013
- Is it possible to identify the NXP chips by part number that are mentioned in the regards to the power supply system?Jul 15, 2013
- Now put it back together again! :)Aug 14, 2013
- I have a new lamp with a 1.5" opening in the (white frosted) glass shade. Did you happen to measure the diameter with the top off?Jan 16, 2014
- Have you determined how they are powering the electronics in the bulb? I'm guessing that the hub las the bulb receiving mains voltahge all the time and then switches the LED-driving part on receipt of a signal?
I've been trying to devise a method of controlling 'standard' bulbs (ON/OFF) but to have it operate requires either shorting the existing switches or a re-wire as the is no 'permanent live' to the lamp fitting...
It could be possible to run the controllong device in sleep mode and wake, check for a received signal to minimise current consumption if there was a 'super-cap' or battery that was recharged when the light (socket) was powered.Dec 24, 2014
- I took photos of a LivingWhites bulb. You need only a screwdriver to open it. If anybody has an idea on how to use it on a DIY home automation Zigbee LightLink project you would be very grateful!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/131936386@N05/sets/72157651395354006/with/16874038475/Mar 20, 2015
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