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  • Bmurph213
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    This was incredibly helpful and saved me a TON of time. Thanks @HectoSeer

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  • Big517
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    Originally posted by Traction Tim View Post
    I have had a look in my local Costco, and they no longer have this LED strip. It isn't the Sylvania one that DSteiNeuro found. I had purchased this a couple of years ago, and waited for something that it could do. After hearing my poor old dog roll down the stairs in the dark, I had found it

    Blade: The Fibaro RGBW is for common anode LED strip (i.e. the tape will have a +12V {Or +24V} and three negatives for RGB {four negatives with RGBW} - the Fibaro module switches the negative side of the supply). You need to ensure that you have the correct polarity strip [Don't buy common cathode], and then be careful of the maximum watts drawn. The data sheet for the Fibaro module shows that it can supply 144W for a 12V strip (RGBW combined total wattage), and 288W for a 24V strip (RGBW combined total wattage). The LED strip that you have linked to does have terminals marked +,W,B,R,G so it is common anode strip.
    CATHODE VS ANODE
    This SOLVES the mystery on why most people's "fireplace" setting is Green! I just purchased NEW rgbw pucks to replace a WW and I tied it into my existing RGBW wiring powered by the Fibaro RGBW we're talking about. Hooked up all the colors in the proper slots, but when I turned on fireplace setting my new puck shows Red, but my old one shows green... hmmm. I look closer at the wiring and I originally swapped the G and R colors (why?) know it all makes sense. My RGB strips are common Cathode, and the new pucks are Anode... now do I pull ALL 300' (yes with multiple power supplies) and re-wire with the common anode? I really would like to see the fireplace light my living room in the proper colors... right now it's more like "radioactive mode"
    Thank you for explaining this!

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  • gtrguy
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    When you guys are changing the "custom color" via the color picker, did you notice the value does not save in HS3 after a refresh? Not sure how to make it stick.

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  • Kerat
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    That looks pretty sweet.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • Blade
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    Thanks... looks good

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  • Rvtravlr
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    I Used 2 1/2 reels on the outside of the house under the eaves.

    https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-16...CGWV36H6G871Q0

    and this power supply:

    https://www.amazon.com/LEDENET-Water...QCJ82MADTE1AC5
    Attached Files

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  • Blade
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    I am still trying to find a good RGBW led strip to use with this. I need about 64' of led strip

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  • smokeycoles
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    One of the things - I often see Sooty Paul do when he fixes my system (frequently) is checks the associations...
    I have often seen reporting of power fail when there are bad associations.
    I would recommend adding more information - about your module from the zwave node page. What plugin versions your using for zwave. Stick. And association details.?

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  • Traction Tim
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    I've set my first Fibaro RGBW controller yesterday and can some tell me why I'm not getting any Wattage reading when drawing about 62W? (@12v)
    and what would be the unknown (its a sensor multilevel command class) device?
    Hi johnny_holden,
    Which version of the z-wave plug in are you using ? I have HS3 Pro V3.0.0.293 and z-wave plug in version 3.0.1.87 and have similar devices, but it includes a root device. I would try excluding the Fibaro RGBW device and updating your z-wave plug in, if it is older than mine, then re-including the Fibaro RGBW device.

    I have a 1m remnant of my original LED tape, and that on a second Fibaro RGBW controller shows 4.6W in HS3 when RGB are all fully ON.
    Oh, and how do you know you are drawing 62W ?

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  • johnny_holden
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    I've set my first Fibaro RGBW controller yesterday and can some tell me why I'm not getting any Wattage reading when drawing about 62W? (@12v)
    and what would be the unknown (its a sensor multilevel command class) device?
    Attached Files

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  • Blade
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    Anyone ever used one of these LED systems?

    http://ledlightshack.com/12V-LED-Cra...-P2711640.aspx

    I wonder if the Fibaro RGBW would control it

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  • Traction Tim
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    I have had a look in my local Costco, and they no longer have this LED strip. It isn't the Sylvania one that DSteiNeuro found. I had purchased this a couple of years ago, and waited for something that it could do. After hearing my poor old dog roll down the stairs in the dark, I had found it

    Blade: The Fibaro RGBW is for common anode LED strip (i.e. the tape will have a +12V {Or +24V} and three negatives for RGB {four negatives with RGBW} - the Fibaro module switches the negative side of the supply). You need to ensure that you have the correct polarity strip [Don't buy common cathode], and then be careful of the maximum watts drawn. The data sheet for the Fibaro module shows that it can supply 144W for a 12V strip (RGBW combined total wattage), and 288W for a 24V strip (RGBW combined total wattage). The LED strip that you have linked to does have terminals marked +,W,B,R,G so it is common anode strip.
    Last edited by Traction Tim; August 7, 2016, 09:44 AM. Reason: To clarify combined total RGBW wattage

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  • Blade
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    Would these work

    https://montrealimport.com/en/led-st...roll-rgbw.html

    I would need to use 3 of them hooked together

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  • DSteiNeuro
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    Originally posted by Blade View Post
    I would be interested in these LEDs as well if you can find a link to them
    Don't know if these are the same, but I purchased similar from US Costco a while back.

    I am also pretty happy with the Fibaro LED controllers. I have three. The big advantage is easy Z-wave control. If you go this way, I would definitely use RGBW strips. I only have RGB and I think that the W would add some additional dimension.

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  • Blade
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    I would be interested in these LEDs as well if you can find a link to them

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