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  #1568933 9-Jun-2016 20:02
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Yes, I was looking at LIFX, but so pricey!


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  #1569031 9-Jun-2016 22:11
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The RGB+temperature whites are the ones that most interest me as they have an actual dimmer on the remote to set an absolute value. The others only have the up/down control which means tracking state and hopeing that the number of commands you send is what the lamp receives.

 

Ive toasted my wireless module from the old gateway with inadvertantly putting it on a 5v pin on the raspberry pi it seems, so am waiting on a lot of wireless boards to arrive from aliexpress to continue playing. I dont really want to gut one of the RGB controllers to use its module since they are more valuable to me as a RGB module, and I found these on Aliexpress.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/PL1167-wireless-module-Low-cost-wireless-module-wireless-dimming-module/32439353479.html

 

I ordered 10 of them because $1 why not.





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  #1576998 20-Jun-2016 11:35
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Anyone interested in 7 of the White bulbs and a couple of bridges (v2 I think)? Moving to Hue...





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  #1577002 20-Jun-2016 11:42
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danielfaulknor:

 

Anyone interested in 7 of the White bulbs and a couple of bridges (v2 I think)? Moving to Hue...

 

 

Hey Daniel,

 

Could be interested, will PM.

 

Cheers


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  #1585673 4-Jul-2016 14:53
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I've installed a couple of bulbs and am really happy with their performance.  Will definitely be replacing the rest of the house with these bulbs.  Just wonder what solutions people have for light switches?  Bedrooms are second nature for everyone to turn the lights on/off via the switch, so what can I get that will send a command to the bridge/hub rather than a physical power on/off state?

 

 


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  #1585675 4-Jul-2016 14:55
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I just stuck a remote on the wall where needed. If you want to be fancy could decase it and put it behind a plate with a couple of buttons wired to the button pads. Doesn't work with the remote with capacitive sensors tho.




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  #1586688 5-Jul-2016 20:29
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So amazon have this native lighting control API thingie that I have basically just read the title of and no more.

 

https://developer.amazon.com/public/binaries/content/assets/html/alexa-lighting-api.html

 

Anyone on here had a play with this and got it talking back to either a pi running openhab or something, or else the limitless cloud servers?





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  #1586810 5-Jul-2016 21:39
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richms:

 

So amazon have this native lighting control API thingie alexa-lighting-api.html

 

Anyone on here had a play with this?

 



Alexa has plugins called skills.  there are some skills that allow alexa to turn on/off your limitlessled lights via the wifi bridge. take a look at what everyone is doing here on this youtube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-SfZXhr-Uo we have 1000s of people using this now.  http://www.limitlessled.com/dev/   click on amazon_echo_skills_sdk  https://www.reddit.com/r/amazonecho/comments/3fv1yf/limitlessled_and_amazon_echo_skills_sdk/   the key to it is this ruby client http://github.com/hired/limitless-led

 


Cheers,-Hamish.


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  #1586836 5-Jul-2016 22:20
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Ones I have looked at in the past have all used something local and incoming connections That is not possible at one of the places I would want to deploy it at as CG NAT breaks that.

 

The cloud thing on the gateways would be mint if it was going straight from the amazon echo servers. Is there anything new on that front in the last 6 months or so?





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  #1632358 18-Sep-2016 03:07
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Evening all,

 

Wondered if anyone has heard any news about the Limitless LED v6 Bridge?

 

On the website it says "LimitlessLED Wifi Bridge v6 required for PC/Phone control which will be released in a few months time".

 

Unfortunately my emails werent answered when asking when it would be available (perhaps something blocking my emails?) so I was hoping someone here would be able to provide some insight!

 

Apart from the release date, I was wondering if it also controls the older RGBW bulbs, as I have both the RGBWW/CW and RGBW bulbs in my house. Currently I am using a V5 Bridge to control my RGBW's, and a remote to control my RGBWW/CW so am trying to find out if I will need to connect two bridges to make all my lights work with my phone, or if I can get rid of my V5 and just use the V6.

 

Any help anyone can offer is much appreciated!

 

Sincere regards,

 

Ryan Carmichael

 

 


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  #1635396 18-Sep-2016 12:54
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I have tweeted and asked and got nothing back, asked sellers of the lamps on aliexpress, they do not have a gateway, started to make my own on a raspberry pi and gave up since 15 years of no programming has broken my ability to program.





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  #1635639 18-Sep-2016 23:21
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Thanks for your reply!
Hopefully someone else has some further insight?...

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  #1652045 16-Oct-2016 19:42
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Evening all,

 

Wondered if anyone has heard any news about the Limitless LED v6 Bridge?

 

On the website it says "LimitlessLED Wifi Bridge v6 required for PC/Phone control which will be released in a few months time".

 

Unfortunately my emails werent answered when asking when it would be available (perhaps something blocking my emails?) so I was hoping someone here would be able to provide some insight!

 

Apart from the release date, I was wondering if it also controls the older RGBW bulbs, as I have both the RGBWW/CW and RGBW bulbs in my house. Currently I am using a V5 Bridge to control my RGBW's, and a remote to control my RGBWW/CW so am trying to find out if I will need to connect two bridges to make all my lights work with my phone, or if I can get rid of my V5 and just use the V6.

 

Any help anyone can offer is much appreciated!

 

Sincere regards,

 

Ryan Carmichael

 

 

I have contacted them a few times, in June they said there doesn't seem to be much demand for the v6 yet, but they are working on it.  Their site has said it will be released in a few months time since last December I think.  

 

Would really like to get these set up with Tasker so I can have them come on with my alarm clock.


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  #1652059 16-Oct-2016 21:44
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Yea, I've been waiting for ages. One of mine is lying around not in use because it can't be controlled automatically. I ended up repairing my failed CW/WW bulb instead.


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