3A ZigBee RGBW LED Strip Light Controller

Hey Y'all,
I have one of these controllers and thanks to @steveff - it was wired correctly now.
I just updated my hue hub (should I not be doing that?) and now the controller is saying "unreachable". I removed it from HE and then Hue and re-added it to hue, but after a few seconds it goes unreachable again.
I reached out to Kevin and he said that the controller is Zigbee 3.0 (ZHA and ZLL) I dont want to add this to my HE if its ZLL and gives me grief.
So im not sure my options, buy an Ikea repeater and pair that between the controller and the Hue - or try and connect it straight to my HE and wait and see if it causes any issues.

Anyone have any experience they can share with these devices ?

My HUE hubs are kept up to date and I have no issues with mine, two of them, in saying that they are less than a metre from the HUE Bridge so maybe there is a communications issue that I am not seeing due to the short distance.

Cheers
Steve

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cheers for the reply mate

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do you know if we can pair ikea repeaters to the Hue ?

On a side note mate if you want an awesome yet cheap solution for LED's check out WLED (link below). Then just load it onto a Wemo's D1 Mini (rougly $3 AUD) or NodeMCU and then connect up some WS2812 LED light strips or WS2811 LED strings which are bloody cheap just depends on size and IP rating you need. btw, obviously you'd need a power supply but you probably have some spares sitting around anyways.

Anyways just my 2cents. I currently use an LED strip behind my TV, I have some strings I haven't played with yet and more longer IP strips on the way for my deck :slight_smile:

@jchurch - mate im sure your suggestions are legit and solid, but I have no freaking idea what you are talking about - ur a level 100 and im barely a 12 lol.
I couldnt even wire up this controller without @steveff help lol.

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Actually there is a great video to reflect what I am talking about here (see below link). It's very easy to follow to get this working. After this you just need to implement a simple HTTP switch in HE or just use the new WLED driver that someone on the forums created the other day although it's still a work in progress.

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