Brilliance

f.lux for Philips Hue bulbs

#3 Product of the DayMarch 28, 2016

Brilliance brings the outside world into your home through Philips Hue lights. Set your location, choose what kind of lighting you want: sunlight, weather-based, urban lighting, northern lights, and more, set a schedule to turn the lights on and off, then sit back and enjoy your lights without having to fiddle with an app or dimmers.

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Nikita Korotaev@nikitakorotaev · Incubating products @ Glocal Partners
Interesting! Would love the same for my LIFX bulbs.
John HurlimanMaker@john_hurliman · jhurliman.org
@nikitakorotaev you're the second person to ask so I will put it at the top of my list for a point release!
Noah Norman@doctorhandshake · Hard Work Party
@jhurliman @nikitakorotaev I took a whack at this - here's my version as a daemon - feel free to pull from it https://github.com/ancillarymagn... -- this implementation addresses some oddities of the LIFX color space, which has a floating white point, allowing pure whites when the saturation value is zero, but complicating transitions from 'white' to color and vice versa. I think it's worth doing correctly for the high quality of white light from LIFX lamps, so my version only uses saturated colors around and after sunset.
I used to use it on Mac, extremely useful but annoying ! It wont stop dimming if you even delete the app!
John HurlimanMaker@john_hurliman · jhurliman.org
@mbparsa the app uses a 15 second timer for all of the transitions, could that be what you were seeing? Once the app is either put in off mode or closed you should not see any more activity from Brilliance since it needs to continuously talk to the Hue bridge to keep brightening or dimming lights.
Jeff Andersen@jeffandersen · Co-founder, Engineer @ManifoldCo
Any thoughts on using it with say, homekit and the new bridge, so that you don't need a mac always on the local network? I assume it just leverages the http API.
John HurlimanMaker@john_hurliman · jhurliman.org
@jeffandersen sounds very interesting! I need to look into this more.
Sarthak Grover@sarthakgrover · Consumer Tech 
I love f.lux for my Mac and recently upgraded a lot of my fixtures with Hue bulbs. But since I don't always have my Mac running, I would have really liked to see this work independently (perhaps directly integrated with Smartthings or through an App?). In the meantime, I can see this being quite useful for an office like setting!
Alec Ellin@amellin94 · Co-founder, Laylo
Absolutely love the idea. Crazy enough I was searching for this just last night. Unfortunately while the design is great the execution is sub par. The app freezes constantly and many of the features are unclickable - choosing lights, adjusting time etc. I'm excited for the future improvements but I'm very disappointed having just paid $7 for it.
John HurlimanMaker@john_hurliman · jhurliman.org
@amellin94 uh oh, it sounds like something in general is going wrong with the app's UI on your machine. Check if the settings dialog is open. I'll continue testing for edge cases to see if I can get the UI into a state like what you're describing.