Being a complete sucker for any form of lighting I picked up some LED color strip lights
for accenting here and there and was rather surprised at how easy they were to
automate. Most come with an IR remote that IRed learns codes from easily then I just
send the signal thru a Powermid to the lights location.
Some units come with a 44 button remote which is very nice in that you can have 6 presets for your favorite color/brightness settings without sending a bunch of signals.
Makes for really nice under cabinet lighting especially when
automated for time of day, occupancy etc. Love having a dim blue effect for night lighting.