The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic backend to a home automation system, and if you’d like to add lights into the mix, blogger Fall Deaf shows off how to use a Raspberry Pi to control lights through a web backend.
The process requires a bit of hacking together, but the end result is a Raspberry Pi-powered light system that you can use your phone to control. The Raspberry Pi runs a strip of LEDs, and the web based automation system can change what the LEDs do, when they’re running, and a ton more. Head over to Fall Deaf for the full guide.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/control-your-home-lights-with-a-raspberry-pi-754987546