I'm trying to make a decision here and after 3hours of research I think is better to ask you for help. I want to use locally a strip led light (RGB or RGBW) with my HE and I read about sylvania kit or others like Qubino but all of them are kind of confusing form me at this stage, so I'm wonderign if these two devices will work together and with HE?:
I'm really concern about drivers and apps as those will be first steps on Hubitat and I don't want to spend money without results.... please take into account I never used Hubitat before but I'm electric engineer and I know a little bit about programming, computers and those stuffs so I think I can be able to manage to make a correct setup.
A friend from USA is coming to Cuba on these days, and he will buy them for me on Amazon, so I have a single chance to get these stuffs correctly.
Can you help me to decide which controller+strip to buy?
If you are looking for ease of setup, and will definitely work, I have the Sylvania light strip and HE has a built in driver for it. It was a quick and painless setup. You didn't mention how you would be using it but in keeping with your links, Amazon has a Sylvania Outdoor 16' strip listed for $54.99. I have the indoor version that comes in 2' strips. Considerably more expensive($89.99 for 10') but one of the main reasons I chose it is because it is already sectioned, as opposed to having to cut and solder(or other solution) the strips. You do, however, need to purchase connectors for them.
How are you changing the color? I had an issue myself with trying to set them manually(HSL) or by using scene capture due to the difference in Hue values. But if you get yellow, I'm pretty sure the green leds are working. Unless it's a warm white kind of yellow.
Hi all, thanks for the fast responding.
Let me trying to clearify my thoughs here....
As far I understood the main concern here is the controller for the strip lights.
It has to be zigbee or zwave compatible to be able to be discovered by the HE hub and of course HE needs to have a driver for it. I guess I can connect any strip led light to a controller as far as I respect the voltage and if its configuration RGB or RGBW (I saw some of them have different RGB order on the pins but I can manage to connect them correctly soldering or using external small cables to match the R + G + B +W pins). I think this is the main reason some guys are saying the colors on theirs systems shows different colors.
That is definitely not the reason, not for me anyway. That is the very product I referred to. The controller is the device that would receive the signal from the hub or bridge. In your case HE Hub. I know the terminology is very confusing. Hue has a bridge, HE a hub, Lightify a gateway. All you would need is that kit and your HE of course. Oh, and connectors, don't forget the connectors. Unless you plan on connecting them directly to each other. Mine are scattered under cabinets and I found much cheaper connectors than the ones listed on that page. Plus, I didn't need all that. They do not come with the starter kit. The only reason you may need an Orsram Gateway is if the strip needed a firmware update. Having said that, it may be possible to do that with the HE, but I don't know if you can.
CAZ when you say "All you would need is that kit and your HE.." you mean the Sylvannia Flex Starter Kit? I understood the Lightify a gateway is included then. Please confirm... I need to be 100% before to buy as I will not be able to return it from Cuba.
Beasides you mentioned "and I found much cheaper connectors than the ones listed on that page".. can you give me the link to buy them too?
No problem. Yes, the Sylvannia Flex Starter Kit. I don't think the gateway is included. Unless this is a picture of a different box. It did not come with my kit and that is exactly what I bought, on 10/9/2016, so sayeth Amazon. I really like that info on the Amazon page when you have purchased an item. The item in the top right of the right side picture is the controller. I should call it the receiver. That "receives" the signal from HE.
I'm still curious as to how you are asking for the colors but It seems apparent there is an issue with yours. When I tell Alexa to change the color it is accurate. How many light strips are on the back of that crib or bed? I ask because on the middle photo, it looks like there is also a light strip that is white.
Keep in mind, you don't have to buy the gateway. As helene7t7 pointed out, it is not needed to work with HE. If for some reason it did not work properly, a firmware update might correct the problem. I had to do this back when I was on ST as the driver would not work unless the light strip was on the latest firmware. But, as I said before, it might be possible with HE, I just don't know. There is a topic for it, Support of OTA firmware updates for Z-Wave / Z-Wave Plus devices.
But CAZ then... now I'm confused.
You said the gateway is how the strips light get connected to hubitat hub.
And that gateway is not included so? how the strips light will connect the HE hub? they have a another controller?