How Dezyne can be used to illuminate real estate with Philips Hue lights

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What if there would be a simple way to literally highlight empty buildings? What if you could draw some extra attention to real estate with just a relative simple solution? How can Dezyne contribute to illuminate buildings?

The contestant of the example of the Dezyne Challenge 2018 who addresses this topic, is Martin Keesen. Martin has created a light show illumination in a cost effective way by using Dezyne and Philips Hue, called HueDezyne project. For those not yet familiar with Hue, it is a wireless lighting system that lets you easily control your light and create the right ambiance for every moment.

Martin: “A couple of years ago I got in touch with Verum and discovered the features of Dezyne’s precursor and I was quite impressed by some specific requirements the toolset had to offer. As the technical aspect of model driven development is something I am highly interested in, attending this challenge was a fun project for me. As I was part of the project group at Philips back when the Hue products got launched, it felt like a logic combination.”

The project

The line is based around a central unit called the Hue Bridge, which needs to be plugged into your own network using an ethernet cable. You can turn the lights on or off, dim them, change the colors and perform some illumination patterns. By grouping the bulb together, you do not need to direct them individually. All this was done programmatically based on a generated python code from Dezyne models and was run on a Raspberry Pi.

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Besides coming up with a very interesting example on how to use Dezyne and the Philips Hue lights to illuminate empty real estate, Martin also provided us with over 50 valuable suggestions for the improvement of Dezyne.

Martin: “Actually I thought it might enlarge my chances of winning the Dezyne challenge, but eventually I tried to learn as much as I possibly could so I could use it professionally.”

Thanks for the feedback on how to improve our product Martin!

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Feel like getting started yourself?

Interested to read Martin’s full example? You can find it here

Rather play around with Dezyne and Hue yourself? Sign up for our next Dezyne workshop and receive a free version of Dezyne. Find more information about the Hue Developer program here.

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