I have been thinking of what to do with an arduino, because I am very interesting in doing something with it.
Now, my alarm clock automatically turns on the Philips Hue light in my room. I also have some electrical shutters on my windows, controlled with a switch inside the house. I have a broken Hue light (glass broken), and would like to make it so when my alarm turns on the light, the arduino can read off the voltage, and raise the shutters.
I read off the voltage coming of a single LED on the light being output through the bulbs internals. A single LED is a approximately 2v.
Would I be able to control the AC powered shutters with a relay by reading off the voltage on the bulb, making it to raise the shutters at a certain level?