WFH DIY Meeting Light Bulb

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In this post, Dev Consultant Ben Williams shares his unique solution involving a Wi-Fi enabled Smart LED Light Bulb to avoid interruptions while working from home.


To prevent the pop your head into my office and mime “are you on the phone?” routine, I decided to put a signal outside my workspace and synchronize it with my O365 work calendar. A simple lamp – if the light is on, I’m in a scheduled meeting. When the meeting finishes, I want the lamp to turn off.

I wanted to trigger this with little to no code (something like Azure Logic Apps or Power Automate). That means I need a bulb that can be controlled remotely from the cloud. After a short search I found the LIFX Mini White Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb. It connects to your home wifi and LIFX provides an API to control it.

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