iPhone controlled power socket?

NStocks

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Apr 3, 2008
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Hello,

So after many attempts of using a iPhone/remote controlled dimmer light bulb, I have not found any to be successful. I was thinking; would it be possible to use a dimmable lamp, plugged into an extension cord, controlled by an iPhone and timed?

Basically, it will be: main power supple (extension cable), a device that can be controlled by an iPhone, a lamp with a dimmable bulb.

Is this possible? Affordable? In the UK?

It seems like a fairly basic idea, other than the dimmable option...

Thanks for any input.
 

jjk454ss

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I ha e several Schlage devices I can control with my iPhone. Thermostat, dimmer switch, outlets, lock, cameras. But I got sick of the monthly fee, so I stopped it. I've slowly been looking at a zwave controller so I can do it all without a monthly fee.

But if someone made this stuff Bluetooth or something would be nicer, esp for lights you only need to control when your at home anyway.
 

NStocks

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Apr 3, 2008
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To be honest, I just don't think the technology is there yet, which is unfortunate as it's a really simple circuit in reality.

For now, I think I'm going to leave it...