FerretChrist t1_jeadce6 wrote

If you intend to buy Philips Hue bulbs, you'll need to change a buried setting in the app, otherwise by default they'll come on whenever they get power, i.e. whenever you turn on your fan.

If you're buying some other brand, check that they have this feature. It might be that they turn on by default as soon as they get power, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Of course, if you're literally leaving the fan on permanently, this is less of an issue. Naturally this also means your solution gives you no way to have the lights on without the fan, if that bothers you.


FerretChrist t1_jdqdx7u wrote

Many stuff with images.

I can't help but feel that "image tools" would have been a better usage of the two words you rationed your title to, since I could have hazarded a guess that the tools in question were online due to their being located on a "web site". ;)


FerretChrist t1_j2o25qa wrote

I have Philips Hue bulbs throughout the house. The app is pretty decent when you want to dive in and edit colours and scenes, but I couldn't live using it day to day just to turn on and off the lights, that would be insanity.

I've attached "Hue Wireless Dimmer" controls next to every light switch. They turn the lights on and off, cycle through different scenes, or turn up/down the brightness. Best of all, they attach magnetically, so you can pull them off the wall and control the lights while you're sat down.

The only downside (except the price!) is they're battery powered, but I've had them in for two years now and not needed to change a battery yet.


FerretChrist t1_j1n9p5q wrote

Personally I'm just into really dark, depressing and disturbing fantasy novels. I was into them before and after I fell in love. I guess that's the best of both worlds?

Seriously though, don't overthink it. People change a lot over the course of major life events. Just go with it. But if you feel like letting some of the darkness back in, I can highly recommend R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series. ;)