Heliotron is a simple library that talks to Philips Hue light bridges through
[a supported REST API]. It is currently a fairly rough work-in-progress.
Several use cases were the primary motivation for this library:
- I wanted a script that gradually changed color temperature of Philips Hue
lighting on the same schedule as the popular [f.lux] utility. _(This is
now available with the latest f.lux for Windows release.)_
- I’d like to switch on a subset of my lights around sunset/dusk, if they’re
not already on, so that I don’t come home to a pitch dark apartment.
- The official Hue mobile apps won’t let you store more than 3 active schedules
on the bridge at a time, which is quite limited. This library provides the
ability to write a simple script to switch or fade on a set of lights, and
crontab it however you please.
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