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  • donstephens
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    Thanks to both of you. Will dive into this further.

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  • Michael McSharry
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    There are WiFi RGB controllers in the $5 price range based on ESP8266 that are easily modified to work with HS. A long discussion is at https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/li...csmqtt-control. There is a good chance that what you now have controlling your LED strip also has ESP8266.

    When I did my Notification Frame using 16 LEDs I used a generic $5 Wemos D1 Mini I set it up so that HS could send the IR code via WiFi or it could be done with the handheld remote I had. It was a simple process to press the remote button to display in the console the 16 bit IR code for each button. If I was not trying to match the IR remote then I could have used unique pattern from HS to control whatever function I wanted. https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/li...n-notification

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  • bdraper
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    Originally posted by donstephens View Post
    Finally getting back to this. Billy, could you show me an example of a correctly formatted URL request, say to turn the LED on or off? Thank you.
    I use the drhsIpPlugIn plugin to control the lights after I reverse engineered the commands for the device. I am not controlling them with a URL but events using the drhsIpPlugIn plugin. Does that help?

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  • donstephens
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    Finally getting back to this. Billy, could you show me an example of a correctly formatted URL request, say to turn the LED on or off? Thank you.

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  • bdraper
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    Originally posted by donstephens View Post
    Thanks for the note.

    Got the app to see the WiFi Controller. Forgot to order the correct adapters for the LED strip so I can't test it as of now.

    Can the WiFi Controller web server be set to a static IP? Looking at my phone it appears to be at a different sub net than my LAN. I'm not sure how to address the WiFi Controller in HomeSeer, as I can't actually get into the web server.

    Again, I appreciate the help.
    I used my router to set these units with a specific IP address and had no issues accessing them from the server. I have seen some of these units allow you to access the web server and some do not. I choose not to rely on that for setting a static IP address and set it at the router.

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  • donstephens
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    Thanks for the note.

    Got the app to see the WiFi Controller. Forgot to order the correct adapters for the LED strip so I can't test it as of now.

    Can the WiFi Controller web server be set to a static IP? Looking at my phone it appears to be at a different sub net than my LAN. I'm not sure how to address the WiFi Controller in HomeSeer, as I can't actually get into the web server.

    Again, I appreciate the help.

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  • bdraper
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    Originally posted by donstephens View Post
    This conversation got me to buy one of these units.

    As per my usual MOS, I can't get the app to work on my phone. I can see the
    LEDnet server, but then it disappears. The directions that come with the LED controller aren't exactly helpful.

    How did you guys find the IP address?

    Thanks
    Are you using the Magic Home app to set the unit up? So far, I have not had any issues setting up 6 units using the Magic Home app on my Samsung S8+... As for finding the IP address, I looked in my router and also use Jon00 Remote Computer Control & Network Monitor to find new devices on my network.

    When you say the LED net server disappears, is this after you connect it to your network.

    You know, now that you mention it, I did have an issue with the first one... the password was to long on my normal wireless network and also wanted to segregate them a bit. So I created a different wireless network with a shorter password and all went well after that. The units would act like they were going to attach and then fail. I had to reset the first one several times.

    Hope this helps.

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  • donstephens
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    This conversation got me to buy one of these units.

    As per my usual MOS, I can't get the app to work on my phone. I can see the
    LEDnet server, but then it disappears. The directions that come with the LED controller aren't exactly helpful.

    How did you guys find the IP address?

    Thanks

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  • bdraper
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    Originally posted by mlagase View Post
    No worries, you got me started and up and running for the most part. To get mine working, I will need to do packet captures for specific colors like your setup as it appears that I did need the added code 0xce at the end to control for that specific color.

    It will take a bit of work to get going but will only be time invested. It's too bad there wasn't another LED plugin that controlled this so we wouldn't have to do this manual work for IP based command setups.
    Glad it helped.

    Yea, I agree, the foot print on these are really small. It would be really nice if there was a plugin that integrated more seamlessly, but also glad to have something that works too.

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  • mlagase
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    No worries, you got me started and up and running for the most part. To get mine working, I will need to do packet captures for specific colors like your setup as it appears that I did need the added code 0xce at the end to control for that specific color.

    It will take a bit of work to get going but will only be time invested. It's too bad there wasn't another LED plugin that controlled this so we wouldn't have to do this manual work for IP based command setups.

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  • bdraper
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    Originally posted by mlagase View Post
    Looks like my device came early so I hooked it up and can send commands to it via events. So far so good. One of the odd things is that the white lights stay on all of the time and would most likely need to figure out a way to turn the white off so it is just solid colors of one color or another.

    I'll continue to play with this some more but the information you provided definitely got me started and I'll see what type of setup I can get going.

    Seems like a lot of manual work with this plugin but is certainly doable. I will try the LimitLessLED plugin to see if this will work there.

    Update: Looks like I need an Ibox or something to use with the LimitlessLED plugin so cannot test that currently with this device. It's also wonky with the drhsIpPlugIn plugin on setting the values and moving between different ones in the events. For example, if I use one of your strobe commands and then select that I want to go to blue 100% in the event, it doesn't work.

    Update2: I cannot get any static color commands to work using the drhsIpPlugIn plugin. All of the other strobe, flash, fade ones work just fine, I just cannot set to a specific color unless I missing some type of sequences that need to be performed to move away from the scene type events over to a static color

    Update3: Looks like the document you sent me may be different as for me to get 50% brightness on white, I need to use 0x31 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x7f 0x00 0x0f 0x0f 0xce so it appears the bits have changed in this model. Will need to find better documentation to get this to work to my liking. I had to use a network capture program on my phone to be able to get these codes that the app was sending to the controller.
    Wonder why they would change the codes? Sorry the list I gave you is not working out. I have bought several of these units and they have all worked without any issue.

    Based on what I was reading these should work too, I was thinking about trying them out sometime.

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  • mlagase
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    Looks like my device came early so I hooked it up and can send commands to it via events. So far so good. One of the odd things is that the white lights stay on all of the time and would most likely need to figure out a way to turn the white off so it is just solid colors of one color or another.

    I'll continue to play with this some more but the information you provided definitely got me started and I'll see what type of setup I can get going.

    Seems like a lot of manual work with this plugin but is certainly doable. I will try the LimitLessLED plugin to see if this will work there.

    Update: Looks like I need an Ibox or something to use with the LimitlessLED plugin so cannot test that currently with this device. It's also wonky with the drhsIpPlugIn plugin on setting the values and moving between different ones in the events. For example, if I use one of your strobe commands and then select that I want to go to blue 100% in the event, it doesn't work.

    Update2: I cannot get any static color commands to work using the drhsIpPlugIn plugin. All of the other strobe, flash, fade ones work just fine, I just cannot set to a specific color unless I missing some type of sequences that need to be performed to move away from the scene type events over to a static color

    Update3: Looks like the document you sent me may be different as for me to get 50% brightness on white, I need to use 0x31 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x7f 0x00 0x0f 0x0f 0xce so it appears the bits have changed in this model. Will need to find better documentation to get this to work to my liking. I had to use a network capture program on my phone to be able to get these codes that the app was sending to the controller.
    Last edited by mlagase; March 24, 2018, 10:10 PM.

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  • mlagase
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    Thanks for information, this is great. I have a controller coming on Sunday so I can give this a try.

    Much appreciated
    Mike

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  • bdraper
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    Originally posted by mlagase View Post
    bdraper, I am interested in your setup with the drhslpPlugIn and how you were able to control LEDENET devices and RGBW strips. Right now, I am looking to do some RGBW lighting around the house and this seems like an inexpensive way to interface with these. I haven't found anything on the board that will control these LEDENET devices other than this plugin. Not sure if there is something new.

    The thing I am interested in is how you are changing the colors in the plugin and if you had any examples of your setup.

    Thanks!!
    Mike
    Sure, no problem.

    These are the commands that I have configured in the drhsIpPlugIn, these are defined in the [Commands] section of the drhsIpPlugIn.ini file.

    Code:
    LED Control - (ON)=Binary,0x71 0x23 0x0f 0xa3 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Control - (OFF)=Binary,0x71 0x24 0x0f 0xa4 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Aquamarine) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x3f 0x80 0x6a 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x69 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Aquamarine) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0x7f 0xff 0xd4 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x92 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Blue) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x00 0x00 0x89 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0xc9 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Blue) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0x00 0x00 0xff 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x3f 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Brown) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x53 0x15 0x15 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0xbd 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Brown) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0xa5 0x2a 0x2a 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x39 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (CornflowerBlue) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x32 0x4b 0x77 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x34 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (CornflowerBlue) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0x64 0x95 0xed 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x26 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Cyan) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x00 0x42 0x42 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0xc4 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Cyan) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0x00 0xff 0xff 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x3e 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Green) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x00 0x89 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0xc9 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Green) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0x00 0xff 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x3f 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Magenta) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x80 0x00 0x80 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x40 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Magenta) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0xff 0x00 0xff 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x3e 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Purple) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0x80 0x00 0x80 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x40 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Purple) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x40 0x00 0x40 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0xC0 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Red) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0xff 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x3f 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Red) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x89 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0xc9 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (White) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xff 0x00 0x0f 0x3f 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (White) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x89 0x00 0x0f 0xc9 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Yellow) (100%)=Binary,0x31 0xff 0xff 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x3e 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Color - (Yellow) (050%)=Binary,0x31 0x80 0x80 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0f 0x40 0x81 0x8a 0x8b 0x96
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (All)=Binary,0x61 0x25 0x10 0x0f 0xa5
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Blue)=Binary,0x61 0x28 0x10 0x0f 0xa8
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Cyan)=Binary,0x61 0x2a 0x10 0x0f 0xaa
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Green)=Binary,0x61 0x27 0x10 0x0f 0xa7
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Purple)=Binary,0x61 0x2b 0x10 0x0f 0xab
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Red)=Binary,0x61 0x26 0x10 0x0f 0xa6
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (White)=Binary,0x61 0x2c 0x10 0x0f 0xac
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Yellow)=Binary,0x61 0x29 0x10 0x0f 0xa9
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Green & Blue)=Binary,0x61 0x2f 0x10 0x0f 0xaf
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Red & Blue)=Binary,0x61 0x2e 0x10 0x0f 0xae
    LED Mode - Color Gradual Change (Red & Green)=Binary,0x61 0x2d 0x10 0x0f 0xad
    LED Mode - Jump Change (ALL)=Binary,0x61 0x38 0x10 0x0f 0xb8
    LED Mode - Strobe (All)=Binary,0x61 0x30 0x10 0x0f 0xb0
    LED Mode - Strobe (Blue)=Binary,0x61 0x33 0x10 0x0f 0xb3
    LED Mode - Strobe (Cyan)=Binary,0x61 0x35 0x10 0x0f 0xb5
    LED Mode - Strobe (Green)=Binary,0x61 0x32 0x10 0x0f 0xb2
    LED Mode - Strobe (Purple)=Binary,0x61 0x36 0x10 0x0f 0xb6
    LED Mode - Strobe (Red)=Binary,0x61 0x31 0x10 0x0f 0xb1
    LED Mode - Strobe (White)=Binary,0x61 0x37 0x10 0x0f 0xb7
    LED Mode - Strobe (Yellow)=Binary,0x61 0x34 0x10 0x0f 0xb4

    Define a connection and then setup a event using the information in the drhsIpPlugIn.
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    If you need a screenshot of an event, let me know.

    Believe me, I know what you are thinking, it is crude and you are right, but it does work... I have 3 of these units in our Master Bathroom, 2 in the Kitchen with 4 more to deploy. I am very happy with them, they are cheap, and have been working for a while, without any issue.

    I saw your post here https://forums.homeseer.com/showthread.php?p=1357347 and am hopeful that your test works out.


    Originally posted by bebaldin View Post
    I am very interested in this. I am looking at a kit like this to start, and I was wondering if this would be compatible since it seems very similar and is WiFi based. I bought one of the Fibaro RGBW units, but for $70 it doesn't control much output and doing all the areas I want to would be cost prohibitive. I am planning to use HS switches to turn the lighting on and off.

    https://smile.amazon.com/SMD5050-60l...821057&sr=8-12
    bebaldin, let me know if you need additional information.
    Last edited by bdraper; March 23, 2018, 09:52 PM.

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  • bebaldin
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    Originally posted by bdraper View Post
    Steve, I looked at the Fibaro units, but the $70 price caused me to search for something else. I was able to find the LEDENET DC 12V 24V Magic UFO LED WiFi Controllers on Amazon for $12 a piece. They are around $28 now... see https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have been pleased with their performance so far. What I have in HomeSeer turns the units off and on, some color change if certain conditions are met. I am using the drhslpPlugIn to turn the units On/Off and change color. This plugin works great. Since they are IP based, we can also control them via our phone without HomeSeer if needed...

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    I am very interested in this. I am looking at a kit like this to start, and I was wondering if this would be compatible since it seems very similar and is WiFi based. I bought one of the Fibaro RGBW units, but for $70 it doesn't control much output and doing all the areas I want to would be cost prohibitive. I am planning to use HS switches to turn the lighting on and off.

    https://smile.amazon.com/SMD5050-60l...821057&sr=8-12

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