This DIY Wake up Light Lives on Your Ceiling and Is Controlled by Your Smartphone
Slowly flashing Wake Up lights are the best way to wake up , especially when it’s dark outside. They usually live on a bedside table , but this DIY model is fixed to the ceiling like a regular light fixture. You get good, even indoor lighting to help you get up, and most importantly, it is controlled by your smartphone.
Instructables user Frans van Buul put this together and pointed out that he specifically wanted the light to be on the ceiling, but he also wanted more flexibility in dimming and brightness than you get with an average wake-up light. Here are his requirements (he managed to fulfill all of them in this assembly 🙂
- The awakening light should automatically increase the light intensity from zero to full over a configurable period (for example, starting at 6:30 am and ending at full brightness at 7:00 am).
- It is necessary to maintain the normal functionality of the ceiling light (switching on and off with a wall switch); the wake up function should just be an addition to this.
- I wanted the solution to be built into the lamp; no additional visible boxes or cables.
- The solution should be self-contained in the sense that it doesn’t rely on any home automation system already deployed (for the simple reason that I don’t have one).
The end result is a switch-controlled lamp that connects to the Internet, uses Network Time Protocol (NTP) to keep track of itself, and has a simple web application built into it that he can download from his phone to tweak the lamp settings. You might think that it is based on an Arduino or Raspberry Pi, but in fact, he built the board himself from some of the available components that you can buy. Follow the link below for a complete list of parts, a schematic diagram, and all the code you need to connect the parts. This is a great project, whether you are a beginner in electronics projects or an experienced person .
Ceiling Light Wake Up | Instructables