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Old 12-18-2020, 12:12 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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If I replaced all my house’s bulbs with smart bulbs I’d be forced to go IPv6. I wish there were cheaper, better, not incredibly bulky smart dimmer switches.
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I have many recessed lights in my big home, yes. When I was replacing them (because oddly the previous owner used incandescents EVERYWHERE) I needed to probably get close to 100 bulbs throughout the house, outside the house, etc. Then add in table lamps, under counter lamps, etc. etc. Obviously not everything would get a smart bulb but they add up!

I have around 80 active IP addresses now according to my router. These IoT devices breed like rabbits...
.... you do realize a /8 will accommodate 16 million+ nodes?
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Old 12-18-2020, 12:29 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I was wondering, anyone here use smart light bulbs? I was reluctant to buy some, until I saw a great deal on some Feit Electric smart bulbs from Costco that I will decide to give them a try (plus I bought one smart flood light from the same brand on Amazon after buying these bulbs from Costco). I historically bought a bunch of colored light bulbs for different holidays, and I can continue to use my bulbs for parties (and all the pink ones for my nightstand lamp). These could potentially save me from climbing up to change the overhead can light for different holidays. I will put these up after all the winter and spring holidays are over.

I wonder, has anyone here ever used these? I seem to be investing more in smart technology. We have an Amazon Echo, and we want to take full advantage of it. Some other smart devices we have include an Amazon Smart Plug, an iRobot Roomba 960, and a U by Moen Smart Faucet.
I have a few and like the convenience of being able to manage them from anywhere. I also have a few smart plugs for the same reason.

Just a tip - I'd put these things on a guest network from a security perspective. For the most part, you control them through a proxy, so really no need to be on your home network.
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Old 12-19-2020, 01:06 PM
 
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.... you do realize a /8 will accommodate 16 million+ nodes?
Fair point, I’m just going with a Class C mask instead of messing with Class B or A.
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