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  Reply # 865486 25-Jul-2013 04:17 Send private message quote this post

LimitlessLED: 
Hi freitasm.. Yes these are our LimitlessLED lights, we are now selling our products on MightyApe, and soon to be on Oneday.co.nz, and other daily deals sites in the coming weeks. and also at local distribution outlets.

Limitless Designs Ltd that has Partnered with a new marketing and installation company Wifi Lights in Auckland for our NZ marketing and distribution.  

Cheers,
Hamish

-LimitlessLED.


You really should talk to that marketing partner about spell checking their website.  "Full dimming cotnrol"?  And on the products page I can find out about the "mobile support cosst".  I'm pretty sure the North Shore isn't in "Auckalnd" too.

And outright lying about the competition?  Really bad form.  "Philips Hue will cost $101 per bulb ... shipping must be added to the price".  Well no, it's $79.95 per bulb with free shipping from Apple's online store - making Limitless bulbs via Wifi Lights a whopping $2 cheaper.  And just like the Limitless bulb if you order it will be on it's way the next day.  I'll give ya points for the starter kit being $70 cheaper though.  And the comments about LIFX "it's been a year ... still taking pre-orders ... could be months before you see your bulbs" aren't being entirely honest either, since LIFX has actually sent their bulbs for CE/UL/FCC certification and upon getting that certification will actually begin shipping.  So more like weeks at this point.

That said, I am curious - have these bulbs gone through electrical safety and radio certification (CE/UL etc)?

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  Reply # 867004 27-Jul-2013 11:36 Send private message quote this post

Hi Kyanar,

Yes, they are certified and thoroughly CE tested for AU/NZ for 110v to 265v since July 2012, which includes the 240volts that AU/NZ operate. LimitlessLED are also tested for EMC (Electromagnetic Interference Certification). They have even been extreme high voltage and extreme temperature tested, and passed.

Regards,
Hamish.
-LimitlessLED.

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  Reply # 867012 27-Jul-2013 11:57 Send private message quote this post

They randomly started working after coming home and switching it all on again yesterday... Shrug. Fun product, need more bulbs now.

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Reply # 867274 28-Jul-2013 07:11 Send private message quote this post

LimitlessLED: Hi Kyanar,

Yes, they are certified and thoroughly CE tested for AU/NZ for 110v to 265v since July 2012, which includes the 240volts that AU/NZ operate. LimitlessLED are also tested for EMC (Electromagnetic Interference Certification). They have even been extreme high voltage and extreme temperature tested, and passed.

Regards,
Hamish.
-LimitlessLED.


If I understand correctly, these bulbs are NOT UL or CSA certified? That's too bad! CE doesn't mean much in North America. Without UL or CSA, they can unfortunately not be used over here.

UL and CSA are more stringent to get than CE which is a self certification.

Bummer... I was looking forward to evaluate these bulbs!



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  Reply # 867353 28-Jul-2013 13:32 Send private message quote this post

We use professional testing and certification facility http://www.bst-lab.com for very stringent testing, they have a lot of very awesome and well calibrated testing equipment. They are a very well respected member of IEC http://www.iecee.org/cbscheme/cbfunct.pdf

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  Reply # 867361 28-Jul-2013 13:38 Send private message quote this post

ZollyMonsta: Hi Hamish. When will you do down lights that will work on existing 12v transformers?


We include a 240v downlight controller with each downlight, so you don't need the existing 240v to 12v box, you can just remove it when you remove the existing downlight.  Our downlight controller includes all the power conversion required, also inside the same controller box is the RF receiver that controls the dimming and warm white to cool white colour, etc.


-Hamish.
LimitlessLED.

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  Reply # 867372 28-Jul-2013 13:52 Send private message quote this post

qyiet:
LimitlessLED: We would really like some feedback on what you think of the new design bulb in the top right of the picture.



One issue I faced with the existing bulbs was that some of my fittings had an additional sleeve (red) around the fitting itself (blue).   The bulb would not be able to be put all the way into the light fitting because of this additional sleeve.   A thinner/more tapered edge, or a little extra length at the point marked with yellow would have helped here.

It's hard to judge these things from thumbnails, however the build quality on the existing bulbs is very nice, and the new ones look like they are of a cheaper construction (actually my initial impression was that they were more of a 'hello kitty' version of the bulbs.)  But price/lampshades forgive most things, so if they ARE cheaper to build go nuts :)

The remote looks good.  Not sure I like the left right placement for the global on/off.  It's inconsistent with the zone on/off's at the base.    Also:  Is this a 4 zone colour remote, or a combined colour/white remote.   If it's a combined colour/white remote with the same 4+1 zone limitations I don't understand how to power on/off the colour bulb alone.

Hope this all helps

-Qyiet



 

Hi Qyiet, thanks for the great feedback, very useful.    the new style bulb will have a thinner/more tapered edge. it will be interesting to see if it fits better in your fitting with the sleeve. yes the construction is much cheaper, it is made with advanced plastics instead. which is why we are looking closely at the performance and acceptance of style.

Yes this is a new 4 ZONE RGB (4 Group - unlimited bulbs per group)  color remote.  also the new wifi controller also supports 4 white zones(groups) PLUS 4 RGB color zones(groups)

it is not a combined white/color remote.. it is a color remote only - it can control more groups now!!!

limitlessled wifi light bulb color rgbw

Cheers,
Hamish.

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  Reply # 867655 29-Jul-2013 09:20 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

LimitlessLED: also the new wifi controller also supports 4 white zones(groups) PLUS 4 RGB color zones(groups)


Heh.. I may have to get one, just to play with it.  

I feel bad about firing criticism at a product where the people are pouring so much work into it. (even when solicited)  So know this: I really like the product, and hope Hamish+Lacho+Whoever can keep working to make the experience better.  Keep up the good work all of you.

-Qyiet




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  Reply # 867669 29-Jul-2013 10:01 Send private message quote this post

What would be great is the ability to actually only have 1 controller and be able to individually program each bulb. I have a house with 20 rooms/areas.. I don't want to buy 20 controller boxes to be able to control each area. (each area may have between 1 and 8 bulbs in it)

The Philips HUE bulbs are great in this respect put them into any group control them in groups and/or individually.

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  Reply # 867850 29-Jul-2013 14:00 Send private message quote this post

LennonNZ: ... 20 rooms/areas....[snip] The Philips HUE bulbs are great in this respect put them into any group control them in groups and/or individually.
Wow, given all my zones are 2-5 bulbs the cost setting up that with the HUEs would be scary.




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  Reply # 867851 29-Jul-2013 14:02 Send private message quote this post

Any reviews, and comparisons on the web?

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  Reply # 868021 29-Jul-2013 18:45 Send private message quote this post

Wow, given all my zones are 2-5 bulbs the cost setting up that with the HUEs would be scary.


Scary? Do you mean expensive? 

Wifilights are $68.00 each + $9.90 Shipping (for as many as you want)
Hue Bulbs are $79.95 each (Free Shipping) From Apple.

Wifilights says "Philips HUE will cost about NZ$101 per bulb. The bulbs are 40W equivalent, and are only sold at Apple stores. At the time of writing these are not available in NZ Apple stores meaning that shipping must be added to the price." which is very incorrect. They are the price as above and have been available in New Zealand Apple Store for quite a while now.




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  Reply # 868234 30-Jul-2013 00:01 Send private message quote this post

Jon00 did a nice price and feature comparison of the LimitlessLED and Hue bulbs in May 2013:

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Reply # 868237 30-Jul-2013 00:29 Send private message quote this post

Put my order in on Sunday for a couple of these bad boys.  Can't wait to receive them and install!




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  Reply # 868253 30-Jul-2013 02:37 Send private message quote this post

Comparing Normal Price (HUE) and Special Sale Price (Limitless) makes the limitless ones look very cheap in comparison. Better would be to compare normal Price on each of them.

The Funny thing is the advertised lifetime of most of these LED bulbs is like between 15 years (HUE) and 50 years(Limitless) - estimated 3-4 Hours of use per day. (Think CGA)






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