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IKEA Introduces Smart Home Lighting Products

Posted April 17, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The smart lighting will allow consumers to choose the appropriate light for early morning, another for late evening, and a third for cooking or working at home. The new smart kit includes everything to enable wireless, plug-and-play adaptable lighting in the home.


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04/17/2017 1:54 PM

To me, smart lighting is the kind that keeps me from stubbing my toes in the morning, or at night.

If I lived in a cave, there would be a better lighting plan.

For some reason, my boss thinks I need to be at work at 07:00 every day (and I shall not whine), so I have to get up before there is even a fissure of dawn, much less a crack of dawn. Dawn doesn't happen until I get out of maintenance briefing every morning.

We need smart lights for the break meeting room, so that peeps can take a nap with one eye open.

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04/17/2017 2:21 PM

Not a morning person here either. A good work day for me is getting up around 8 AM working from 9 - 10 AM until I eat around 2 - 4 PM then back at it until 7 - 9 PM or later.

Or night shift where I work 5 - 7 PM until 5 - 7 AM.

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04/17/2017 5:17 PM

"...working from 9 - 10 AM until I eat around 2..."

Uh huh. Likely story. So what were you doing posting at 1:21 pm when you were supposedly working? Huh? HUH?

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04/17/2017 6:03 PM

Needed to look online for parts for the old Case 1150 crawler project.

Turned out the old Case track loader uses the same basic brake parts as two of our International farm tractors of which I just happen to have a spare brake actuator ball and spring kit for.

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04/17/2017 6:07 PM

Oh but of course!

Which post did you find them on?

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04/17/2017 6:38 PM

No post. I can have multiple screens and sites running at once like having a YouTube video running in the background while I am online.

Also I never said I stick to any form of rigid schedule anyway hence my reference to 'what is a good day for me' and not 'every day for me'.

I rather just do as I please most days any how. Today is damp and windy (high humidity plus heavy clouds so ~50F feels rather cold) so I went to town for parts and steel I didn't have in stock instead of working outside all day.

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04/17/2017 7:08 PM

Just teasing you, mate. My schedule (what schedule?) is all over the map.

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04/17/2017 7:14 PM

I know. I can't say I have had all that many work experiences that ever followed any well defined schedules. If I ever got more than a few months on a set schedule I was doing good.

Setting my own pace is one thing I love about self employment ( 'gainfully unemployed' as I told the Ex )

One day I am awake at 5AM and take a hour nap some time in the afternoon and go to bed at midnight(feels like two days in one that way!) . The next I am up at 10 AM and work to 6PM and call it good enough.

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04/17/2017 5:54 PM

Now we have to make our lights complicated too?

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04/17/2017 6:30 PM

Unless they can do what Dune's Arrakeen winged floating lamps could do - follow at a discreet altitude to keep your path illuminated as you walk - not interested.

More life-clutter and stuff to program or go wrong? All stocked-up here, thanks.

Products to simplify life? All for it.

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04/18/2017 11:14 PM

Are they going to make the lights out of the same stuff ( multiple density fiber board & imitation wood grain decals ) that they call furniture ?

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04/19/2017 2:38 PM

Don't they call those "Bonfires".

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04/19/2017 5:48 PM

Particle board burns great in bonfyres. Almost as good as tyres with all that glue in it.

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