Want to create the right atmosphere to match your mood?
The Philips Hue is the most intelligent lighting system on the market. The Hue system is comprised of a bridge which communicates over the Internet and smart lights. There’s lots of different types of lights to connect to the Hue Bridge – from bulbs to LED strips.
With Hue, you can set light colors to transform the mood of a room, create lighting profiles for different scenarios, create light profiles to wake up to, and even control lights outside of your home.
In this Learn Guide, you’ll be building a touchscreen lighting controller with an Adafruit PyPortal to control a light, or groups of lights, connected to a Philips Hue bridge.
This guide works with any Philips Hue lights connected to a common bridge and is an example of using CircuitPython to connect to an external API.
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