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  Reply # 1338027 6-Jul-2015 17:01
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No worries, I am guessing you accidentally selected another country, tried to change it to NZ, but failed to select your city afterwards? So it kept your freight charge at the higher amount.

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  Reply # 1338037 6-Jul-2015 17:05
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Yup..browser got mesed up ..thx for ur help. Cheers

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  Reply # 1344686 15-Jul-2015 13:54
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hi guys. finally i received my limitlessleds  and i love it.
i do have a few questions.

 

     

  1. how do i change the default password for the wifi bridge. at the moment its both admin/admin
  2. how do i control the lights remotely. i have internet connection at home (slingshot UFB). what changes needs to be made to allow this.

 


Will really appreciate some help.

Thanks

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  Reply # 1344689 15-Jul-2015 14:00
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XinfinityoO: how do i control the lights remotely.... what changes needs to be made to allow this.


You either need a VPN connection into your home network, or you *could* setup a port fwd.   The problem with the port fwd is that the wifi bridge has zero security on it when it comes to relaying commands.  So if you made that interface public then random internet traffic could affect your lights.






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  Reply # 1344694 15-Jul-2015 14:04
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qyiet:
XinfinityoO: how do i control the lights remotely.... what changes needs to be made to allow this.


You either need a VPN connection into your home network, or you *could* setup a port fwd.   The problem with the port fwd is that the wifi bridge has zero security on it when it comes to relaying commands.  So if you made that interface public then random internet traffic could affect your lights.




oh i see

thanks for the infor

any ideas on the wifi bridge password ??

thanks

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  Reply # 1344777 15-Jul-2015 14:22
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XinfinityoO:
any ideas on the wifi bridge password ??


Not from me.. I'm still using the old V1 version of the bridge so I don't know what the new ones are up to.




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  Reply # 1344809 15-Jul-2015 15:07
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How do I use the VPN to control lights from away from home? I have a VPN through unblock-us to watch US netflix, is this one able to be used to control my lights away from home?

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  Reply # 1344821 15-Jul-2015 15:42
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poumi: How do I use the VPN to control lights from away from home? I have a VPN through unblock-us to watch US netflix, is this one able to be used to control my lights away from home?


Short answer: No: that's you using unblock-us's VPN.  

Longer answer: You need to setup your own VPN that connects to your house.  Todo that you will need a router that is capable of running a VPN server, and a way to access your public IP address (a dynamic DNS service). 




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  Reply # 1344837 15-Jul-2015 16:01
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qyiet:
poumi: How do I use the VPN to control lights from away from home? I have a VPN through unblock-us to watch US netflix, is this one able to be used to control my lights away from home?


Short answer: No: that's you using unblock-us's VPN.  

Longer answer: You need to setup your own VPN that connects to your house.  Todo that you will need a router that is capable of running a VPN server, and a way to access your public IP address (a dynamic DNS service). 


Cool thanks.

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  Reply # 1348007 20-Jul-2015 20:19
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oh i see

thanks for the infor

any ideas on the wifi bridge password ??

thanks


Wifi bridge username is 'admin', password is 'admin'.

See more documentation here:
http://www.limitlessled.com/dev/

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  Reply # 1356655 1-Aug-2015 15:43
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dontpanic42: It looks suspiciously like these:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limemouse/lifx-the-light-bulb-reinvented

Perhaps it's a re-branded version, or a cheap knock-off?


Wow, colour control. Thats what you want, blue light for during the day, and light without blue in the evening (for the effect on melatonin). Plus you could switch it to purple or something just for kicks. 




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  Reply # 1356667 1-Aug-2015 16:05
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The limitless has definate limitations compared to others. Biggest one is no ability to control individual lamps without limiting yourself to 4 lamps per gateway or remote. Ive done some creative grouping between them to get the level of control I want, so one remote has 1 2 3 4 as 4 groups of lights in the room, and another has 1 2 3 4 as the individual lamps in the chandilear.

I have gutted one remote to try to get the buttons under control from a raspberry pi, but they are capacitive buttons which dont seem to work with a high/low signal on a GPIO pin.




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  Reply # 1357634 3-Aug-2015 10:59
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I have the amazon echo setup to control my lights, and thought others might like to know how I got it done.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=DFED04EBC22940EA!295710&authkey=!AIxrMP4tI3tqHog&ithint=video%2cmp4

The echo doesn't know how to directly control the LimitlessLED lights, but it DOES know how to control the Philips Hue.  So what I use is a chain of commands that goes like this:

Amazon Echo -> Armzilla's echo - ha bridge -> Domoticz  Server -> LimitlessLED Bridge

Armzilla's echo-ha bridge fakes Philips hue lights, and allows you to send rest commands to another server (in my case the Domoticz server)  that knows how to send stuff onto the limitless LED bridge, and presto voice control

The Bits
Armzillas Echo-HA bridge               https://github.com/armzilla/amazon-echo-ha-bridge/releases
Domoticz Home Control Server       http://www.domoticz.com/

Hope this helps someone

-Qyiet




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  Reply # 1359034 4-Aug-2015 23:53
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Amazon Echo and LimitlessLED  demo on youtube...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-SfZXhr-Uo&feature=youtu.be

thanks to Ryan, using Amazon's new Skills API for the Echo and he has managed to control them using some Ruby Gems and a Sinatra Server.  

https://github.com/hired/limitless-led to command lights

https://github.com/damianFC/alexa-rubykit to simplify responses for Echo

http://www.sinatrarb.com/intro.html to catch and parse HTTP POSTs

http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib-1.9.3/libdoc/webrick/rdoc/WEBrick.html for HTTPS wrapper

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  Reply # 1359093 5-Aug-2015 08:56
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LimitlessLED: Amazon Echo and LimitlessLED  demo on youtube...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-SfZXhr-Uo&feature=youtu.be

thanks to Ryan, using Amazon's new Skills API for the Echo and he has managed to control them using some Ruby Gems and a Sinatra Server.  


That a much more complete solution that I'm using, I only have on-off switches working.




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