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    How is would it be to build a clap switch & LED combo using components from Communica?

    Assuming it should run off a std wall socket. Assume soldering gun & multimeter etc available. Lowish electrical knowledge.

    Sometimes when I get home its pitch black & the light switch is quite a distance away with random crap in the way.

    Also: Safety? Sensitivity of clap switches.

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    Really easy, if you wanted to build/assemble it yourself you could get something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhoisanX View Post
    Really easy, if you wanted to build/assemble it yourself you could get something like this.
    Seems easy enough. Any idea how much vampire power a std 12 v powerbrick draws?

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    I used to have something similar to this back in the 90s - it just had a plug that you could plug anything into eg. a lamp, which you leave switched on. Worked pretty well.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Clapper-So.../dp/B0000CGKLR

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    Maybe a 433MHz transmitter/latching receiver setup would be better.

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    How about a motion sensor light?

    You get all kinds for the wall socket, ceiling lights battery operated etc etc.

    If you want a project you can build both as well, I got some 240v ceiling mount sensors from dealextreme before but you get all kinds locally as well.
    Last edited by Beachless; 16-08-2013 at 02:40 PM.

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    Here are some cheaper ones (probably the same as the Amazon one) - not worth building when you can buy something ready made.
    http://dx.com/s/clapping+switch
    Other types (see relay module links) ...
    http://dx.com/p/two-wire-system-wall...180-240v-39579
    http://dx.com/p/sound-activated-sens...180-240v-93543
    http://dx.com/p/sound-detection-soun...r-black-140801
    Many products like this ...
    http://dx.com/p/szty03-2-channel-wir...10-240v-203469
    http://dx.com/p/wireless-remote-cont...-dc-12v-126958

    You could still do a bit of diy to adapt it for 240V.
    Last edited by Yotch; 16-08-2013 at 06:07 PM.

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    I used a light sensitive resistor. put it in a black pipe and focus when your car come near to switch for 5 munites.

    or
    If you have a electric gate, apply your gate open light funtion.

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