So my girlfriend will be traveling to Europe for the next year. Being the geeky guy I am I bought two color 1000 lifx bulbs with the intent that she would have one and I’d have the other. This way she could light up my bulb when she’s thinking of me and vise versa. It was only after I got this and began working with the bulbs did I realize this may not be possible.
During setup the phone that controls the bulb must be on the same network as the bulb.
I’ve tried thinking of several solutions to this and none of them seem great and only one of them seems plausible:
- Doing the setup while she is still here. I could (theoretically) set up the bulb using whatever her password and router name would be. Then when she sets up her network in Europe it “should” connect automatically to that network. A million problems with that issue. If any character is different than the initial set it won’t work. Not to mention I’m not sure what network issues I could run into there.
Now I really don’t want to use this method and I’m hoping I can get better suggestions as to what I can do. I have about a month to come up with whatever method I’m going to be using if it requires work to be done before she’s left.
Any kind of help would be really appreciated. Otherwise it’s gonna be a long year, and I’ll be getting an ear full if this can’t be done. Thanks!!!