36.2 HA Arlec Globe

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Arlec smart LED globes are Tuya devices and can be paired with the Tuya Smart app for Home Assistant compatibility. The Arlec devices support the Grid Connect app which looks like it is a skinned version of the Tuya Smart app. The specific light purchased from Bunnings 2022-08-19 for $12.90 was a GLD310HA, 12W, 1050 lumen, dimmable, B22 globe.

The app is required to set up the light with WiFi. To place the light in pairing mode turn it on and off three times and then on to have it pulse. Whilst it is pulsing use the app to scan for the device, and then to connect it to WiFi. Best to connect to a Guest WiFi network since the firmware running on the light is closed source and so it’s high risk to give it access to our home network.

I had to connect the phone to the Guest WiFi network to have the device offer to connect to the same Guest network. It seems the only WiFi offered through the app is the one the phone is connected to.

Once paired, the light could turned off/on, be dimmed, and changed from daylight to warm.

Next, create an automation that will turn the light off at 9pm daily:

- id: '1660942863751'
  alias: Study Lights Off 9pm
  description: ''
  trigger:
  - platform: time
    at: '21:00:00'
  condition: []
  action:
  - service: light.turn_off
    data: {}
    target:
      device_id: 00562545ef52a547b658cd66ba9201de
  mode: single

Here’s another automation to turn the light on at sunset daily:

- id: '1660968928143'
  alias: Study Lights On Sunset
  description: ''
  trigger:
  - platform: sun
    event: sunset
    offset: 0
  condition: []
  action:
  - service: light.turn_on
    data: {}
    target:
      entity_id: light.arlec_globe
  mode: single


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