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  Reply # 1415350 28-Oct-2015 10:51
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so there is no way to upgrade wifibridge version 4 to version 5.. it is not a firmware upgrade ??

that kinda sux..

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  Reply # 1416556 30-Oct-2015 00:38
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correct, you will need to buy a new one.. its only $18USD bucks.  most hubs these days cost more than $36.

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  Reply # 1422501 6-Nov-2015 16:05
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got686:
LimitlessLED: you can also talk directly to the LimitlessLED bulbs using the PL1176 RF ardiuno or pi2 shields also. the specs and commands are on the www.limitlessled.com/dev site.


I know API and use it, but all colors in table has been combined by 2 from 3 leds in 5050 smd (green+red or green+blue red+blue) and I no see ways to use all three (red+green+blue, for example 20% of red, 30 of blue and 50% of green). May be you know about walk around?


I'm interested in this too - would be nice to try and get colour temperatures between warm white 3000K and yellow (emulating the warm "golden glow" colour range an incandescant or halogen lamp goes through as it is dimmed).

Although I guess I should wait for my order to actually arrive first. Hamish did you get my email checking up on that? Should I have received an invoice, or shipping/courier tracking info?

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  Reply # 1422634 6-Nov-2015 22:13
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Hey AW, yeah this is the response I got from your mail server, not sure whats going on there. I will resend it. 


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  Reply # 1422641 6-Nov-2015 22:28
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@AW  oh sorry, my bad, it was my spf1 mx dns record, all sorted now. I will resend your email.

aw

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  Reply # 1422688 7-Nov-2015 08:12
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LimitlessLED: @AW  oh sorry, my bad, it was my spf1 mx dns record, all sorted now. I will resend your email.


Thanks. Can you edit and anonymise the mail server details above pls?

I saw another message reject in the mailserver logs - not sure if your typo or mine, but there's a q in the e-mail address that should be a w.

Thanks

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  Reply # 1423014 8-Nov-2015 02:31
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aw: not sure if your typo or mine, but there's a q in the e-mail address that should be a w.

Thanks


yep your typo in the email address,  I have updated the LimitlessLED database with a w, and resent the email. thanks.

aw

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  Reply # 1423191 8-Nov-2015 16:51
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Oops sorry about that. Thanks for fixing it up. Got the courier link now, thanks.

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  Reply # 1423635 9-Nov-2015 12:33
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Yay! Courier arrived this morning and I had a quick play before heading out for work. 2yo daughter got a play with the remote too and she found it fun - and learnt fast how to pick her favourite colour.

My first impressions: Overall quite cool, although I think the physical design of the remote control could do with a little improvement. Will play more tonight.

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  Reply # 1424700 10-Nov-2015 20:39
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Had a bit more of a play. I ordered 2x standard 9W RGBW (warm white) A19 lamps, 1x GU10 spot (also RGBW warm white), a WiFi bridge and a remote.

The GU10's warm white is noticeably warmer and nicer than the A19's warm white. I'd subjectively guess that the GU10's colour temperature was around 3000K whereas the A19s are more like 3500K?

The remote control's wall mount is ugly, and the remote doesn't sit will in it (it moves about if you try to operate the remote while in the mount), so I won't be using the wall mounts - I'm instead going to go for some of that 3M Dual Lock stuff (which seems to be notoriously hard to get hold of, but I found some here).

Up til now I'd kept most lights in this house as incandescent as we have dimmers (and a bit of Insteon kit as part of an earlier unfinished project) and I am a fan of relaxing mood lighting in the evening to help wind down. This rules out CFL and regular LED lights because even the dimmable ones don't become warmer at all(colour-temp wise) when dimmed. It's just not the same - too cold.

So I wanted to see how close I could emulate a dim incandescent/halogen warm "golden glow" feel with the LimitlessLED/Milight lamps. Between yellow and orange in RGB mode on these lamps actually get quite close - at a guess, I can get 80-90% close to the same colour temperatures of an incandescant dimmed to between 5% and 30% output. Above 30% and it remains too yellow to be accurate (out of R, G, and B, you can only have up to two at once, ie no saturation). This however is much better than what's available/affordable to date, and it does well at achieving the mood of lighting I had in mind :)

One thing I did notice is that if you turn these lamps off (or put them in night-light mode) using the remote or by WiFi, and later turn them off at the wall, they will come back on when turning the wall switch back on. This means they'll light back up after a power cut.

Overall, I do like them, so as a result, I'll probably kit out the kitchen/dining area with these, maybe also later one bedroom, and concentrate some of the Insteon kit I have into the lounge.

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  Reply # 1474284 19-Jan-2016 03:52
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Saw this tweet earlier tonight. Ordered a couple and the new remote (isnt it big!) to have a play with.

 

 





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  Reply # 1474285 19-Jan-2016 03:53
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So will be nice to be able to get more colours, and not just the range of white or circus colours. Subtle is better so this will be great for that.




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  Reply # 1474297 19-Jan-2016 07:23
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Looks good. Hopefully a smaller size is released as well, as I currently have 3 smaller RGBW in my wall lights

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  Reply # 1474299 19-Jan-2016 07:31
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richms: So will be nice to be able to get more colours, and not just the range of white or circus colours. Subtle is better so this will be great for that.


Picked up the now old RGBW the other day and added it to a lamp in my room, certainly clown colours...shamed I bought it two weeks before these came out...but will have to get myself one of these perhaps. Saturation control will mean lots of nice tones.

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  Reply # 1474301 19-Jan-2016 07:33
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Not seen them on aliexpress etc yet either, but limitless is not that much more and buying locally means no more 3-4 week china post carryon. More interest to me is the RGBW strip controllers, that will be mint. Hopefully will be able to cool down some warm white strip by adding some blue to get it closer to 4000K (Of I guess I could warm up some daylight ones to go the other way) - will be nice to have a play with them.




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