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Topic # 236039 14-May-2018 19:27
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hi

 

sorry if this topic is in the wrong place.

 

Just want to know what happened to limitlessled. i cant get to their website and their topics are locked ??


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  Reply # 2016002 14-May-2018 19:47
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Topics lock after some time, so that isnt a suprise.

 

The product is just less interesting now that there are so many ESP8266 lamps available which do what those limitless ones should have done from the start. At least to me that is. Still would like a convinent remote for the lights, but being able to say alexa lights on trumps over a cheezy remote with a non responsive capacitive touch keypad any day.





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  Reply # 2016023 14-May-2018 20:04
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richms:

 

Topics lock after some time, so that isnt a suprise.

 

The product is just less interesting now that there are so many ESP8266 lamps available which do what those limitless ones should have done from the start. At least to me that is. Still would like a convinent remote for the lights, but being able to say alexa lights on trumps over a cheezy remote with a non responsive capacitive touch keypad any day.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the infor, was wondering why their website is down. If you don't mind what product are you using.

 

 

 

cheers


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  Reply # 2016039 14-May-2018 20:34
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First ones I got had no brand, next lot that looked identical were called arilux. Then some later ones that looked the same, hardware is the same but need a different app which is perpetually broken.

 

The plan is to eventually reflash them all with something other than their stock firmware, but they all have alexa and google home integration, but that has limitation on not being able to set a group to a colour and other dumb things.

 

If RGB is important to you, dont get the sonoff lamps - they are really weak in the colours.

 

 





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  Reply # 2016048 14-May-2018 21:06
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I used limitless led in 2015-mid 2017

Got Phillips hue in mid 2017 and haven't looked back.

Costs a bit to setup. But the intergraion with everything is no comparison.




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  Reply # 2016061 14-May-2018 21:47
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richms:

 

Topics lock after some time, so that isnt a suprise.

 

The product is just less interesting now that there are so many ESP8266 lamps available which do what those limitless ones should have done from the start. At least to me that is. Still would like a convinent remote for the lights, but being able to say alexa lights on trumps over a cheezy remote with a non responsive capacitive touch keypad any day.

 

 

So ah, there was a limit then?


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  Reply # 2016068 14-May-2018 22:03
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Well if you still want them, jump on aliex and look for milight - or even most of the mislabled wifi leds are actually milights. They have some newer ones now that look like you will be able to drive more than 4 lots from a single gateway and looks to be some movable tracklights in the system etc, but no native alexa or home support puts them at a huge disadvantage over all the direct wifi based ones that have alexa skills.





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  Reply # 2017231 16-May-2018 22:02
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That's it.


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  Reply # 2017233 16-May-2018 22:05
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Only issue with the aliexpress ones is if youare a fan of warm white lighting, most do not have it, they have some 5000kish LEDs and the RGB in them. One that I got which I cant recall what listing has warm and cool white, but pathetic RGB output. Not as bad as the sonoff led bulb for lousy output tho.

 

The fake temperature with adding in RGB to the cool white looks aweful. Best I get is a pinky peach colour out of mine for "warm"

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2018429 18-May-2018 16:22
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Only issue with the aliexpress ones is if youare a fan of warm white lighting, most do not have it,

 

 

Given that the heatsinking on these Chinese specials typically ranges from nonexistent to totally inadequate, insufficient warmth isn't usually something you need to worry about. I initially tried a bunch of different LED MR16's, all of which failed in under a year. That's a 100% failure rate. I'm now running rather more expensive, locally-sourced recessed lights with massive heatsinks on top, none of which have failed, and they've got a perfect daylight spectrum (checked with a spectrometer, I was amazed).

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  Reply # 2018497 18-May-2018 18:00
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freitasm:

I think was talking about warm vs cool lighting, not warm as in temperature...

 

 

Whoosh :-).

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  Reply # 2018511 18-May-2018 18:47
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neb:
richms:

 

Only issue with the aliexpress ones is if youare a fan of warm white lighting, most do not have it,

 

Given that the heatsinking on these Chinese specials typically ranges from nonexistent to totally inadequate, insufficient warmth isn't usually something you need to worry about. I initially tried a bunch of different LED MR16's, all of which failed in under a year. That's a 100% failure rate. I'm now running rather more expensive, locally-sourced recessed lights with massive heatsinks on top, none of which have failed, and they've got a perfect daylight spectrum (checked with a spectrometer, I was amazed).

 

The cooling on these seems fine. I was more meaning the obsession some people have of trying to replicate the crusty orange glow of technically obsolete lighting technologies.





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  Reply # 2018530 18-May-2018 19:22
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richms:

Well if you still want them, jump on aliex and look for milight - or even most of the mislabled wifi leds are actually milights. They have some newer ones now that look like you will be able to drive more than 4 lots from a single gateway and looks to be some movable tracklights in the system etc, but no native alexa or home support puts them at a huge disadvantage over all the direct wifi based ones that have alexa skills.



Or you could try this https://github.com/sidoh/esp8266_milight_hub

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  Reply # 2020509 22-May-2018 17:26
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Any device that will work with home assistant will work with alexa.


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