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  Reply # 868254 30-Jul-2013 04:20
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Late to the thread so forgive me if this has been raised earlier but does anyone know what these would be like in a softbox? I am thinking of buying a cheap softbox on trademe and it has dawned on me a set of lights where you can control colour and light intensity with a remote will be awesome for photography.

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  Reply # 868255 30-Jul-2013 04:28
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I don't have any photography experience but the lumens might be the let down for the coloured LED's anyway. The kids have found the coloured LED's awesome to play with but the white of the RGB LED's is just not bright enough to use for everyday white lights. It is quite cunning the way they work. I would give them 10 out of 10 if the RGB was brighter to use for everyday use.

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  Reply # 868257 30-Jul-2013 05:53
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I've had 3 of the white lights for a month or two now and they are great. I have all 3 in 1 fitting and turn each one on and off as required.

I'm not using the android app as the remote that come with them works fine.

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  Reply # 868359 30-Jul-2013 10:13
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Grabone Deal today on wifi bulbs. I'm new to the tech so not sure how great a deal it is sorry but here are the details (I don't work for Grabone or the bulb company fwiw)

Choose from:

Single Bulb - White E27 scew base or B22 bayonet base for $34
Single Bulb - Colour E27 screw base or B22 bayonet base for $34
Three-Pack of white E27 screw base or B22 bayonet base bulbs for $92
Three-Pack of colour E27 screw base or B22 bayonet base bulbs for $92
Starter Pack – two white E27 screw base bulbs or B22 bayonet base bulbs for $98
Home Pack – five white E27 screw base bulbs or B22 bayonet base bulbs for $199
Home Pack – five colour E27 screw base bulbs or B22 bayonet base bulbs for $199
Business Pack - ten white E27 screw base bulbs or B22 bayonet base bulbs for $298

Starter Pack for $98:
Two white LED
One remote for white bulbs
One Wifi bridge
The perfect pack for you to test and try out the lights

Home Pack for $199:
Five white LEDs
One remote for white bulbs
One Wifi bridge
This pack is perfect to set up a couple of rooms

Business Pack for $298:
10 white LEDs
One remote for white bulbs
One Wifi bridge
This pack is perfect to set up a full home or small business

Details:
Wattage: 7W (60W Equivalent)
Brightness: 820 Lumen
Lifespan: 50, 000 hrs


EDIT: adding link :)

http://www.grabonestore.co.nz/white-or-coloured-led-bulb

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  Reply # 868395 30-Jul-2013 11:54
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The home package for white is only $160 NZD from the limiteless store so a pretty bad deal on that atleast

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  Reply # 868477 30-Jul-2013 13:17
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Has anyone used these and had a powercut? Apparently with wifi lights, if you have a powercut during the night, it resets and all the lights come on when the power comes on, which would be very annoying. Anyone had experience with that happening?

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  Reply # 868483 30-Jul-2013 13:23
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Not a very good deal, it appears wifilights just doubled the price on the website to give you an impression of it being 50% off

For a single white bulb:
wifilights price $68
LimitlessLED site: $19.93 ($16usd) - This is 'on sale' but has been for months, normal price still only $28.66
Grabone: $34.00


And for further point of doubling price of website
Mightyape who are reselling the bulbs for wifilights is $99.99 for a starter pack
http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Wifi-Lights-WiFi-7560W-E27-Screw-Bulb-Starter-Pack-White/21523968/ - $99
http://www.wifilights.co.nz/?product=starter-pack - $199
http://www.limitlessled.com/shop/limitless-led-starter-kit/ - $71
Grabone 'Deal' - $98


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  Reply # 868487 30-Jul-2013 13:27
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skewt: Not a very good deal, it appears wifilights just doubled the price on the website to give you an impression of it being 50% off

For a single white bulb:
wifilights price $68
LimitlessLED site: $19.93 ($16usd) - This is 'on sale' but has been for months, normal price still only $28.66
Grabone: $34.00



Aren't wifilights the ones who have been promoting themselves here. You do still have to pay a big postage with the limitless price.

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  Reply # 868496 30-Jul-2013 13:30
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mattwnz:
skewt: Not a very good deal, it appears wifilights just doubled the price on the website to give you an impression of it being 50% off

For a single white bulb:
wifilights price $68
LimitlessLED site: $19.93 ($16usd) - This is 'on sale' but has been for months, normal price still only $28.66
Grabone: $34.00



Aren't wifilights the ones who have been promoting themselves here. You do still have to pay a big postage with the limitless price.


Yep they are and there is no big postage on the limitless site, when you change your address to 'New Zealand' it changes shipping to $9 USD

Edit:
Changes on the Limitless site to:
Fastway Couriers - Tracked (allow 3-5 days for delivery): $7.83 (USD)


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  Reply # 868499 30-Jul-2013 13:34
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skewt:
mattwnz:
skewt: Not a very good deal, it appears wifilights just doubled the price on the website to give you an impression of it being 50% off

For a single white bulb:
wifilights price $68
LimitlessLED site: $19.93 ($16usd) - This is 'on sale' but has been for months, normal price still only $28.66
Grabone: $34.00



Aren't wifilights the ones who have been promoting themselves here. You do still have to pay a big postage with the limitless price.


Yep they are and there is no big postage on the limitless site, when you change your address to 'New Zealand' it changes shipping to $9 USD

Edit:
Changes on the Limitless site to:
Fastway Couriers - Tracked (allow 3-5 days for delivery): $7.83 (USD)



OK thanks, when I first tried the site it quite me about $20 US to ship, but I see changing the country to NZ, it reduces the shipping price. So yes that is a good deal. It is something they may want to fix, as it is off-putting to see that when you first try to see how much it may cost.

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Reply # 869005 31-Jul-2013 06:12
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mattwnz: Has anyone used these and had a powercut? Apparently with wifi lights, if you have a powercut during the night, it resets and all the lights come on when the power comes on, which would be very annoying. Anyone had experience with that happening?



I turn mine off at the switch when i finish for the night. I have only had 1 power cut in the last 3 years that i can remember so not really an issue for me. when i do have a power cut, light is the least of my worries... my USP starts beeping until i get up and turn it off :-)

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  Reply # 875032 10-Aug-2013 11:44
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Hi Hamish - Any revised ETA on the combined White + RGB Bulb, and the new controller? Been following this thread with interest, and the new combined bulb might just be enough for me to grab some of these and play :)

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  Reply # 875119 10-Aug-2013 16:27
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Any hints on how to get the wireless bridge going with the app? Took forever just to get it on the wifi, but the app will just not work (I can ping the bridge from my phone fine)

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  Reply # 875121 10-Aug-2013 16:43
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Its always just worked for me once I have put the IP and port into the app, if you are on ios I dont think you can add multiple bases, certainly couldnt when I was trying.

Then its just a case of pairing the lamp the to the base, so hold the button on the app down as you power up the lamp for a second or so.

My base sometimes seems to queue the commands either in the app, somewhere on the network or in the base for 10-15 seconds sometimes and then they all come thru in a flood, I suspect its my flakey wifi doing it. If only the base was hardwired...




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  Reply # 876092 12-Aug-2013 20:45
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Hmmm there really needs to be some sort of a wall mounted remote for a single light, light the white remote but without the zone




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