I have this one, as listed in your first post:
I did try both the telnet and socket options; neither seemed to have any change in how it performed.
I'm not sure on the firmware on the RGB controller - for some reason the app is refusing to connect locally to the light. The app works to control it over the internet, but even when I have the phone on the same wifi network it won't local connect. I'll mess with it more tonight. Might even full reset the controller and see if starting over helps. Is there a way to update the firmware on these?
Update: I removed the controller from the app and from HE, reset it, and set it back up from scratch. So I can say the firmware on the device is 25.v2.8.6457-A. And it made no difference - I'm still getting the same effect of it turning on with old colors and sometimes not at all.
Update 2: When I set it up, I picked "RGB" as the mode in the app. I'm using it with an RGB strip. Does that matter to the HE driver? Should I use DIM, CCT, or RGBWW? I've got the strip wired to just the RGB terminals. I did try RGBWW mode, but that didn't change anything either.