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Which RGB LED controller is compatible with Homey


#1

Hi all,

As i am really new new new new new in to Homey and starting my first project with it i was wondering if somebody can help me with my start up.

I bought an ledstrip 5 in 1 RGB CCT (RGBWW) and there for i am searching for an LED controller that is compatible with the Homey.

First i wanted to buy the Milight controller along with an remote and panel but it seems that the Milight app that the Homey appstore offers only supports the bulbs and not the LED controllers.
So therefor i am searching for an replacement so i can control these LED strips.

What i would like to do is not only control the LEDS strip by command trough homey but also using an 2.4ghz remote, if it has wifi its oke but not necessary. Does somebody has any knowledge on this ? and maybe they can advise me which controller i can install ?

Just as example i will put here an site what i am searching for.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Milight-YL5-5-in-1-LED-WIFI-Controller-For-RGB-RGBW-RGB-CCT-Single-color-led/32913933162.html?spm=2114.search0604.3.36.3a9d2edcquwyTm&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_4_10320_10065_10068_318_10547_319_317_10696_450_10084_10083_10618_452_535_534_10304_533_10307_10820_532_10301_10821_204_10843_10059_10884_323_10887_100031_320_321_322_10103_448_449,searchweb201603_55,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=8cd7a85f-fde1-41d1-a9e5-57a6b9739a6c-5&algo_pvid=8cd7a85f-fde1-41d1-a9e5-57a6b9739a6c

Thanks in advanced and hoping you can give me some good advise

With kind regards

Xavi2503


#2

Maybe this is what you looking for

https://apps.athom.com/app/magic.home.wifi


#3

Milight works just fine with the led controllers, the bulb is just an icon/image.
You will need a wifi bridge too.

In the range of zigbee and already supported is gledopto.

Further there is nothing supported in apps for homey with rgb+cct


#4

Hi Caseda ok thanks for the advice.
Ok and that’s the wifi bridge of milight right ?

Ok and is there much difference between milight or gledopto that you know ?


#5

Hi Roy thank will take a look at it


#6

Milight = wifi thanks to the wifi bridge (yes the milight one) though from bridge to the controller/bulb it is a proprietary protocol.
With a max of 4 controllers/bulbs per bridge (at least the old bridge, not sure if the same still is with the “new” (v6) one.)

Gledopto = zigbee, totally different protocol then wifi.
Zigbee can mesh together for greater distances if you have enough relaying devices.


#7

Hmm ok something to think about.

But in performance there shouldn’t be any difference if the distance is close to each other right ?

How about the software will that work one for both ?


#8

Hi there

Back again and wondering if somebody can help me with a final issue. So I checked out the gledopto zigbee led controller but unfortunately this won’t work for the setup I want to use.

So the setup I want t I install will contain a ledstrips of 10 meter 5in1 along with an LED controller and optional on this I want a remote for it. With the homey I want to setup some scenes that will turn on and of the LEDs automatically and using the remote I want to control these also manual by turning them on and off, change color or dim the brightness of the strip.

I checked out the gledopto option but this one will offer only control by app using the zigbee led controller. They have an 2,4 remote controller but this isn’t compatible with the gledopto zigbee controller. So i tried to find another remote working on zigbee protocol and found some but these will only offer the control for on/off instead of the full control that I search.

So I came back with the first option Milight as it seems they now have a controller specially for 5in1 ledstrips containing not only wifi control but even 2,4 control and will have optional an the remote that I am searching.

But here is my doubt, will it be compatible with the homey app specially from Milight for bulbs ? I know that somebody already answered this question with the wifi controller but I am wondering if this will be the same ?

Maybe somebody more experienced can advise me as I am just starting on this and hope to learn more.

Merry Christmas to you all !

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