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Master Geek
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  Reply # 976345 28-Jan-2014 23:31 Send private message quote this post

frankv:
Brilliant! Thank you... I was missing the step (and the concept) that you connect to the WiFi bridge itself. My mind was in the rut that my phone would connect to my WLAN, and the bridge would appear as a host on that.

I now have phone control of my light :)

For anyone else, the v1.1 milight app from Google app store does work. v1.6 isn't needed. The "WiFi controller" app from limitlessLED.com doesn't seem to work.

Frank



I think you meant  v1.6  "is"  needed for iPhone, but the latest android version is v1.1.  there is a summary under the FAQ of limitlessled.com on the different software that works for each wifi bridge receiver.  Here is a copy: Which apps are compatible with LimitlessLED Bridges Wifi Controller 4.0 – Supports the new RGBW bulbs as well as White and old RGB LEDs, supports the new wireless-N
milight v1.6 (apple appstore)
milight v1.1 (google play) this app can’t be seen on some google play devices.. download the APK direct from here
micasaverde plugin Wifi Controller 3.0 – Supports the new RGBW bulbs as well as White and old RGB LEDs
milight v1.6 (apple appstore) can only be seen under the “iphone” tab of the appstore.
milight v1.1 (google play) the latest version can’t be seen on some devices. download the APK direct from above.
micasaverde plugin Wifi Controller 2.0 – Supports only the White and old RGB LEDs
LimitlessLED (apple appstore) (use settings to change IP/Port #)
Wifi Controller 2 (apple appstore) (use settings to change IP/Port #)
Polytool (apple appstore)
micasaverde plugin
Ninjablocks plugin
Tasker for Android Wifi Controller 1.0 – Supports only the White and old RGB LEDs
LimitlessLED (apple appstore) (use settings to change IP/Port #)
Wifi Controller 2 (apple appstore) (use settings to change IP/Port #)
Polytool (apple appstore)
micasaverde plugin
Ninjablocks plugin

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Master Geek
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Reply # 976383 29-Jan-2014 06:39 Send private message quote this post

Thanks guys...

I've now got everything working.

I can't believe how easy the programming turned out to be.

Frank

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  Reply # 976600 29-Jan-2014 12:30 Send private message quote this post

LimitlessLED:
SumnerBoy: Hamish - so you are saying the new bridge IS accessible via an API so we can hook up to home automation software etc?
  Yes that is correct, it IS accessible via an API, watch this space :)


Hi Hamish

This was a few months ago now, so whats the deal?

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  Reply # 977768 31-Jan-2014 01:09 Send private message quote this post

Rapidlaser:
LimitlessLED:
SumnerBoy: Hamish - so you are saying the new bridge IS accessible via an API so we can hook up to home automation software etc?
  Yes that is correct, it IS accessible via an API, watch this space :)


Hi Hamish

This was a few months ago now, so whats the deal?


It is going to be used in a demonstration for the Microsoft TechED Keynote Session in France next week.  Quite a few people are using it currently, if you are one of our customers, reply to your order email, and I will send you the bridge API documentation for setting wifi bridge API: SCAN for Router, Enter SSID, Enter fixed IP Address, Enter Password, Remote Restart, etc.
Cheers,
Hamish.

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  Reply # 984686 12-Feb-2014 03:46 Send private message quote this post

Microsoft .NET Windows Phone 8.0 App now available. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/limitless-lightswitch/b7dfd90d-0b3f-4bcb-a464-a60460d0b072 Also we have a special on B22 Dual White LEDs for February, just $14USD each. Cheers,-Hamish.  

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  Reply # 987045 13-Feb-2014 22:06 Send private message quote this post

Hamish, can you check your PM please. I have a possibly incomplete delivery and no response from the email addresses on your website in over a week.

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  Reply # 987125 14-Feb-2014 08:42 Send private message quote this post

Thanks Hamish for sorting it out quickly.

bought three white bulbs to test them out. the colour consistency between the bulbs are pretty good (to the untrained eye), they turn on, off and dim without much delay so have been pretty happy with them.

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  Reply # 987368 14-Feb-2014 16:15 Send private message quote this post

Hi Hamish,

I've been thinking about this, and it seems to me that there would be a market (i.e. I want one!) for your Wifi Bridge product *without* the 2.4GHz radio transmitter.

What I'm thinking is a device that works pretty much exactly the same as the WiFi bridge, but outputs the 2 data bytes to some external pins.

So sending a message like (e.g.) the current LIMITLESSLED RGBW COLOR SETTING message:
   Byte1: 0×40 (decimal: 64)
   Byte2: 0×00 to 0xFF
   Byte3: Always 0×55 (decimal: 85)

Would result in Byte1's value being output to one set of 8 pins, and Byte2's value to a second set of 8 pins. Also bring out +5V & ground, and if possible an "I have some new data" pin.

The user then adds some appropriate circuitry (e.g. solid state relays to control 230V or 12V power) and you can control practically any device over WiFi, either from a smartphone or from a computer. This device could then be used in any kind of home automation project.

Is there any way I can get hold of something like that?

Frank

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 987382 14-Feb-2014 16:46 Send private message quote this post

HI Are any of these in the App yet?  I've held off on purchasing due to no scheduling

Timers
Holiday mode

Calendar and alarm controlled events, on/off etc.




My opinions and ideas expressed in posts are solely my own and do not reflect the views of my employer in any way..

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987567 15-Feb-2014 00:04 Send private message quote this post

JaBZ: HI Are any of these in the App yet?

Timers
Holiday mode

Calendar and alarm controlled events, on/off etc.
I have seen hundreds of people with this working like this with LimitlessLED bulbs and wifi bridge, either via custom code or via plugins for home automation hubs. We have a standard LimitlessLED Windows App that supports On/Off Daily Timers, and Holiday mode, it is just available for LimitlessLED customers at the moment, and it only supports RGBW at the moment, We are adding White LED support to it this weekend. Cheers,
Hamish.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987575 15-Feb-2014 01:35 Send private message quote this post

frankv: Hi Hamish,

I've been thinking about this, and it seems to me that there would be a market (i.e. I want one!) for your Wifi Bridge product *without* the 2.4GHz radio transmitter.

What I'm thinking is a device that works pretty much exactly the same as the WiFi bridge, but outputs the 2 data bytes to some external pins.

The user then adds some appropriate circuitry (e.g. solid state relays to control 230V or 12V power) and you can control practically any device over WiFi, either from a smartphone or from a computer. This device could then be used in any kind of home automation project.

Is there any way I can get hold of something like that?

Frank

Hi Frank,  Yes I had thought about this 18 months ago too,  I realize the technology we have built into the LimitlessLED wifi bridge would blow any competition out of the water in wifi electrical automation control.  I am just waiting for the price and performance of solid state relays to get better.

You can wire into the LimitlessLED wifi bridge internal pins and do exactly what you want now.. the outputs are 4x GPIO and 1x UART, whichever you need. If you want, I can give you the commands and pinouts to do this yourself. send me an email at limitlessled.com

you probably should not bother with all that effort though, you should just buy an ncd board,  thats what everyone I know does.  http://www.controlanything.com/

Cheers,
Hamish.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987722 15-Feb-2014 12:06 Send private message quote this post

Ouch! Those http://www.controlanything.com prices are horrible!

Have a look at this: http://diychristmas.org/store/product.php?id_product=65

These are 4 channels, each limited to 1A (say 230 watts), but that's good enough for a light bulb or two (or several if they are LED or fluorescent). For $5.00.

For 3.5A per channel * 4 channels, try this http://n7xgshop.net/shop/product.php?id_product=29 $6.00 for the board, maybe a couple of bucks for components if you leave out the RJ45 connector.

Marry either of these boards up to your WiFi, then wire into a 6-way multi-box... four Wifi-controlled outlets, one outlet for 5V USB power supply for the 'bridge', one spare.

Better yet, redesign it all into a consumer product.... a single package that looks pretty much like an ordinary 4-outlet junction box... put the 5V supply, the bridge, and the SSRs inside out of sight. Do a deluxe version which has a 3-position switch (On, Off, Wifi) on each outlet.

Sounds like a winner to me!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987869 15-Feb-2014 17:20 Send private message quote this post

http://www.controlanything.com is the cheapest in the world :)   if you *gasp* at their tiny prices, wait till you ask a professional home automation person or company to give you a quote then :)
The next best thing after NCD, I can think off, more work for the end-user to setup.. but how about http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield  ? 

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  Reply # 987876 15-Feb-2014 17:33 Send private message quote this post

diychristmas.com is no good, they are only 120AC  1A switching capability, basically just for low current christmas lights, not giving enough headroom for lightbulbs and switching other power supplies..

http://n7xgshop.net  are more expensive than you think, and it just comes in many non-assembled parts. this is from their own website:

Average Cost to build including board
$75.00 $75.00 $68.0 $70.00 $88.00 $50.00 $60.00 $78.00

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 987880 15-Feb-2014 17:41 Send private message quote this post

LimitlessLED: http://www.controlanything.com is the cheapest in the world :)   if you *gasp* at their tiny prices, wait till you ask a professional home automation person or company to give you a quote then :)
The next best thing after NCD, I can think off, more work for the end-user to setup.. but how about http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoWiFiShield  ?  do you also *gasp* at this tiny price too?


As I said, a 4-channel device costs $5.00 from DIYC. The cheapest *single*-channel 'Low cost' relay at NCD is $34.00 (admittedly with an RS232 interface, but I don't want that). Their cheapest WiFi controller is*gasp*  $229. Or have I missed something?

And I don't want a "professional home automation" person near my house.... (a) I'd rather do it myself, and that's only partly because (b) I probably have more knowledge of embedded systems, computer control,  and digital electronics than they would have.


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