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  Reply # 1474310 19-Jan-2016 08:02
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richms: Saw this tweet earlier tonight. Ordered a couple and the new remote (isnt it big!) to have a play with.

 

Wow, cool. Thanks for bringing to my attention. This is what I've been wanting for ages!

 

Will order some and have a play.

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  Reply # 1474895 19-Jan-2016 21:11
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Has anyone ever had the wifi bridge stop sending commands?

 

My bridge has in the last few days started to not send any commands. Its like its forgotten all of the settings or the 433mhz RF "blaster" is dead. Its a couple of years old now so maybe its just end of life.

 

The bridge shows in the app as being online but no commands work for either my Dual White or RGBW bulbs.

 

UPDATE: Yep tried to re-sync a bulb and nothing, looks like it is dead :(


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1474954 19-Jan-2016 22:04
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tchart:

 

The bridge shows in the app as being online but no commands work for either my Dual White or RGBW bulbs.

 



Hey tchart, strange, it shouldn't be doing that, send us an email, and we will send you a free replacement v5 bridge. you probably have the older v4 bridge anyway.

Cheers,
Hamish.


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  Reply # 1474962 19-Jan-2016 22:18
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macuser: Saturation control will mean lots of nice tones.


Yeah, the saturation control was the most asked for feature this year. It makes an amazing welcome to the living room areas where dual white once reigned supreme. I cannot tell the brightness apart when installed next to my dual white bulbs in my kitchen. (9W Dual White in cool white vs 8W RGBWW/CW also in Cool white mode)

 

Also you should use the coolest white for cool white, and for everyday warm white, use the middle neutral white, its a nice warm white and bright, and thats because you can actually go way too warm now with this bulb, we did get a lot of feedback that we weren't going warm enough on our dual whites. so if you go well into the warm white you do get an amazing warm warm, but its at the expense of brightness by about 10%.

Cheers,
-Hamish.


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  Reply # 1475006 20-Jan-2016 04:28
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Any reason they cant add mixing RGB and W on the RGBW lamps? I would be probably happy with that TBH.

 

Also how they keep calling daylight 6500k a cool white, when it isnt. Grrr.





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  Reply # 1475028 20-Jan-2016 07:59
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richms:

 

Any reason they cant add mixing RGB and W on the RGBW lamps? I would be probably happy with that TBH.

 

Also how they keep calling daylight 6500k a cool white, when it isnt. Grrr.

 



nope RGBW can't mix white and colors. the firmware on the RGBW lamps can't support it, and the RGBW bulbs can not handle the power requirements of running a mixture of both at the same time.

Cheers,
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  Reply # 1475206 20-Jan-2016 11:11
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Arrived just now. Have some guys working here so can't really play right now. Perhaps this afternoon.




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  Reply # 1475236 20-Jan-2016 11:54
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richms: Click to see full size

Arrived just now. Have some guys working here so can't really play right now. Perhaps this afternoon.

 

 

 

I want to find out if the Physical Size of the bulb is the same as the previous ones? I have insert that is very tight and cannot go above much. 


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  Reply # 1475245 20-Jan-2016 11:59
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Its bigger. Will photo and possibly video later today.





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  Reply # 1475500 20-Jan-2016 15:51
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richms:

 

Its bigger. Will photo and possibly video later today.

 



Actually the height is shorter at 120mm*69mm,  and the diameter is just a little more at the top.

Cheers,
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  Reply # 1475502 20-Jan-2016 15:53
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LimitlessLED:

 

richms:

 

Its bigger. Will photo and possibly video later today.

 



Actually the height is shorter at 120mm*69mm,  and the diameter is just a little more at the top.

Cheers,
Hamish.

 

 

 

 

Thanks, I have few recessed down lights to replace, my hands hardly fit into them with the current LED's .. I will give this a go with one and order the pack if all good. :) 


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  Reply # 1475525 20-Jan-2016 16:23
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LimitlessLED:

 

richms:

 

Its bigger. Will photo and possibly video later today.

 



Actually the height is shorter at 120mm*69mm,  and the diameter is just a little more at the top.

Cheers,
Hamish.

 

 

 

 

Website says that older RGBW lights are 110mm in height, so these will be bigger..?


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  Reply # 1475532 20-Jan-2016 16:30
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I was comparing to the white based ones, not the older metal based ones.





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  Reply # 1475577 20-Jan-2016 17:20
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Im still suffering from all the gravel moving yesterday to make room for the stuff getting delivered today and have to be up stupidly early tomorrow for the roofers to turn up and start so wont be doing anything tonight with the LEDs. Depending on how long the roofers take might get something tomorrow but its nap time now.





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  Reply # 1475647 20-Jan-2016 19:19
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richms:

 

I was comparing to the white based ones, not the older metal based ones.

 

 

Time to get the calipers out...

6W RGBWW (white base)  102mm x 57mm
9W DUAL WHITE (aluminum brushed fins)  123mm x 60mm
9W RGBWW (aluminum brushed fins)  121mm x 60mm
new 8W RGBWW/CW (white coated fins)  120mm x 69mm


and the flatter head style of the new RGBWW/CW makes it "look" a lot shorter to the eye vs RGBW than it really is, when side by side in my kitchen breakfast bar hanging light fittings.


Hope this helps
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-Hamish.

 

 

 

 


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