Sengled and Zigbee Group Messaging

The generic driver actually creates the most traffic, dedicated drivers are in the middle, the advanced drivers the least traffic.
However, use whatever drivers work best for your use case.

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@the-leafs - And the bulb is on (has power) when you hit configure? I know, obvious, but just in case... :slight_smile:

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the bulb is * firmwareMT: 1160-80CC-00000026

yes bulb on when it is config'd

This is what mine are at:

firmwareMT: 1160-03EC-00000047

What platform version? I’m running the latest.

if by platform, if you are referring to Hubitat, yes the latest as well.

Only thing I can suggest is updating the bulbs firmware.

BTW, the second item in the firmwareMT tuple is the device type, ie numerical model number, the first is the manufacturer, the last is the firmware version.
so 80CC and 03EC are different devices, with possibly different firmware versions...

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Mike, thanks for the explanation re the firmware.
all my Sengled bulbs (10) are 80CC

these are the bulbs, https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0899LJHVV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

what's the model name listed in the device data section of the driver details?

FWIW, these are the ones that I have:

Same Sengled Model number, but obviously different.

1160-80CC-00000026 is E21-N1EA
1160-03EC-00000047 is E11-N1EA

  • model: E21-N1EA
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That's the exact Sengled color bulb I have, and they work fine w/the advanced RGBW driver.

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Same with mine. Looks like @the-leafs' bulbs are a newer model.

Yup. Mine is:

  • firmwareMT: 1160-03EC-00000047

So E11-N1EA.

E11-N1EA Zigbee ZHA 1.2
E21-N1EA Zigbee 3.0
Normally there is no functional difference between these two profiles, but as you can see not all bulbs will work correctly with the advanced drivers.

Many Zigbee 3.0 bulbs were tested with the advanced drivers, so it's not a Zigbee 3.0 specific issue.

There is a firmware update for the E11 (47), but nothing for the E21, likely the E11 issues fixed are already included in the current E21 firmware, one can hope anyway...

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@the-leafs

You might consider trying the "Generic Zigbee RGBW Light" driver. I found it worked well with another zigbee 3.0 RGBW bulb, described here:

Perhaps it will work with these newer Sengled bulbs as well?

the Sengled driver works very well at this time with my model of bulb. I was curious about the advanced driver yet it doesn't work with the E21-N1EA model, so will stay with the Sengled driver for now. I do not experience the "popcorning" at all but not sure about the group messaging as I haven't tried it.
This has been an enlightening discussion (pun fully intended).

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some info on firmware for the Sengled bulbs, not sure if this is how we are doing firmware updates or not.

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