RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

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clodo
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RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by clodo » 16 Jul 2015 04:03

I'm looking for the best RGB bulb, to buy many of them.

I currently tested
rgbwe27zw.eu - Zipato RGBW bulb
http://www.zipato.com/default.aspx?id=2 ... e=1&grupe=

i use the command

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Command SwitchColor SetMultiple
Syntax: SetMultiple(count, [capabilityIds], [states], duration=0xff, successCallback=NULL,
failureCallback=NULL )
Description: sets the status of a multiple capabilities
Parameter count: number of array members
Parameter capabilities: array of ids of the capability
Parameter state: array of new desired states of this capabilities
Parameter duration: time to change capability state
that works (little note for docs maintainer: the first 'count' parameter must be skipped to work).

But 'duration' it's simply ignored.

You docs say

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Duration argument is only valid for SwitchColor CC version 2 (it is ignored for version 1). I
so, maybe the Zipato is a CC version 1.

Anyone here know a ZWave RGB bulb with SwitchColor CC version 2?

Anyone here have a AeonLabs bulb: http://aeotec.com/z-wave-led-lightbulb and can confirm to me its' a CC version 2?

Thanks.

clodo
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Re: RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by clodo » 16 Jul 2015 15:43

Ok, i just order a AeonLabs bulb for investigation.

I can write a comparision of Philips Hue vs Zipato vs AeonLabs if anyone is interested.

clodo
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Re: RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by clodo » 16 Jul 2015 15:47

Here:
http://razberry.z-wave.me/docs/zwayDev.pdf

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7.29 Command Class SwitchColor (0x33/51)
Allows to define color for multicolor LED lights. It based on capabilities:
• 0: Warm White (0x00 0xFF: 0 100%)
• 1: Cold White (0x00: - 0xFF: 0 100%)
• 2: Red (0x00 0xFF: 0 100%)
• 3: Green (0x00 0xFF: 0 100%)
• 4: Blue (0x00 0xFF: 0 100%)
I can confirm the Zipato have this exactly capabilities.
I'm thinking if is a real standard or not, because the AeonLabs Colour Component Id doesn't match it:
http://aeotec.com/z-wave-led-lightbulb/ ... anual.html
When the AeonLabs bulb arrive to me, i do some investigation about that.

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Re: RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by pz1 » 16 Jul 2015 16:58

clodo wrote:Ok, i just order a AeonLabs bulb for investigation.

I can write a comparision of Philips Hue vs Zipato vs AeonLabs if anyone is interested.
That is very welcome. If your write-up also addresses some of the setup pecularities, please do publish it in the Recipes forum

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Re: RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by clodo » 21 Jul 2015 18:51

Update:

Zipato it's confirmed that don't have fade feature.
Hello,
unfortunately, this bulb still doesn't support fade between colors.

Regards,
Zipato team



I received the Aeon Bulb. Very very nice.
It look it support fade, but only with on/off or dimming, NOT with SwitchColor command.
Anyone have any idea about what kind of test i can done, to understand if i a Aeon limit or a Razberry bug?
I have only Razberry and a Fibaro central, but Fibaro don't see the colors capability.

My test:

// Turn off instantly
http://192.168.1.15:8083/ZWaveAPI//Run/ ... ].Set(0,0);
// Off instantly

// Turn on in 1 second
http://192.168.1.15:8083/ZWaveAPI//Run/ ... Set(255,1);
// On with 1 second fade

// Set to Red, duration 5 second
http://192.168.1.15:8083/ZWaveAPI//Run/ ... etMultiple([2,3,4],[255,0,0],5);
// ISSUE: Red ok, but act instantly, duration param ignored.

// Change single capability, add 255 blu to the red, fade in 10 seconds:
http://192.168.1.15:8083/ZWaveAPI//Run/ ... (4,255,10);
// Purple, ok. (255,0,0) red of previous state + 255 blu = (255,0,255) Purple, exact.
// ISSUE: act instantly, duration param ignored.

// Turn off in 20 seconds:
http://192.168.1.15:8083/ZWaveAPI//Run/ ... .Set(0,20);
// Fade from purple to zero in 20 seconds

// Turn on with default duration (Factory default)
http://192.168.1.15:8083/ZWaveAPI//Run/ ... ].Set(255);
// Fade from zero to purple in around 2 seconds.

Thanks for any feedback.

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Re: RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by clodo » 21 Jul 2015 21:58

If i play with parameter 37 described here:
http://aeotec.com/z-wave-led-lightbulb/ ... anual.html
Aeon Bulb start playing fade between colors.

But in any case, ZWaveAPI ignore the fade duration.
Is ZWaveAPI open-source? I'm a developer, there are any source code i can touch to understand if this is a ZWaveAPI bug or not? Thanks.

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Re: RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by PoltoS » 26 Jul 2015 01:10

Please paste (or send by mail) logs of color switching with duration. We will inspect the command sent out. If it is correct, then it is Aeon problem.

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Re: RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by Vmartinvega » 16 Aug 2015 10:07

Hi

i am very interested in the comparison you mention, did you (@clodo) create the comparison between Philips Hue vs Zipato vs AeonLabs? If so, where can I find it?

Regards

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Re: RGB Bulb comparison - Transaction/Fade

Post by flurin » 28 Sep 2015 17:18

Hi,
I just started with the Aeon LED Bulb.
Dimmer, Soft White, Cold White, Color RGB are added but only the Dimmer works.
Additionally I've got following warning in the Configuration:
Configuration Settings

Nº 200 - Partner ID: Value was changed to Aeon Labs Standard Product but not stored in device yet.
Nº 255 - Reset Parameters: Value was changed to Reset all configuration parameters to default setting. but not stored in device yet.
It seems to me that XML is not updated. I'm missing Parameter 33, 37 and 38.

SwitchColor CC is supported. It corresponds to Pepper1 Description "Advanced Z/IP Server", CC ID is however the same 0x33.

Edit: RGB works, if Cold White and Soft White are turned off.

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