I own a couple of LED ceiling lights that have a IR remote to control color temperature und brightness. I hate remotes, though. That is why I want to use a esp8266 to spoof the signal and control it via Home Assistant.
I have build a working prototype on a breadboard, but I have never build something like this before. I would like to know what kind of issues I might be facing, that I might not be thinking of.
For example, I’d like to know if I might have problem with heat, either from the lamp or the PSU for esp8266.
If you have some experience you could share, I would appreciate the input.
Short summary of the project:
- ESP8266 with a IR transmitter soldered on a protoboard
- RS-15-5 5V power converter (https://www.meanwell-web.com/en-gb/ac-dc-single-output-enclosed-power-supply-output-rs--15--5)
- Some case (don’t know yet), put directly into the lamp (below the cover), because the range is not that good and I want to hide it best as possible.