MiLight – Wifi Controlled Light Bulbs

milight_bulb_and_wifi_bridgeThe MiLight (or EasyBulb) is a Wifi controlled lighting system, similar to the popular Philips Hue. The MiLight comes out of China and can be found on the popular Alibaba website. The only UK distributor right now is SureCart.com – selling the starter kit of 2 RGB bulbs and the wifi bridge for around 40 pounds ($65).

The official MiLight bulbs are LED and come in two flavours - white or RGB (color changing). The bulbs are actually radio controlled, with the wifi bridge acting as a middle man, converting UDP packets sent over WiFi to radio signals. This is essentially how the Philips Hue system works too. The system can control MiLight bulbs, generic 2.4ghz LED bulbs and 2.4ghz LED strip lighting.

Demo video

 

milight_controller_app

Out of the box, the lights can be controlled from any iDevice – iphone, ipad, ipod. The Wifi Bridge can act as a hotspot that you connect to, or it can join an existing wifi point.

Syncing the Bulbs to the wifi bridge

The instructions on syncing the lights with the wifi bridge are quite confusing. For those who are still trying to work out what to do; you need to turn the bulbs off and then connect to the wifi bridge from your iDevice. Once connected to the wifi bridge, run the controller app and swipe 3 times to the right until you get the RGB controller on the screen. Now turn the bulb on and press the S + button within 3 seconds. You can do each bulb individually, so you don’t need to run around trying to turn them all on at the same time.

Connect the MiLight WiFi bridge to existing WiFi Network

The biggest question everyone has is whether the MiLight Bridge can be set to connect to your existing wifi network instead of acting as a hotspot. Surecart told me it could be done but couldn’t tell me how and the instruction booklet doesn’t mention it. After some playing, I worked out how it was done.

milight_join_existing_wifi_network

Connect to the MiLight bridge wifi and then open your browser and go to http://192.168.1.100 and enter the username admin and password 000000

Set work type to Sta
Change SSID to the name of your existing wireless network
Set encryption to whatever encryption your existing wireless network uses
Change key format to ASCII
Enter your wifi password in the Encryption Key box
Click save
Un-tick DHCP Enable and enter the following into the boxes below (or vary for your own router settings)
Fixed IP Address: 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway Address: 192.168.1.254
DNS Address: 8.8.8.8
Click save
Click system in the left menu bar
Click Restart System

Wait a minute for the MiLight bridge to join your existing wifi network. You can confirm it worked by reloading http://192.168.1.100 . If the bridge is unable to join your network (for example if you enter the wrong encryption password) then it will become unavailable and you’ll need to reset it with a pin pushed into the reset hole on the side of the bridge.

Technical

Nearly all of the generic LED lights out there that use 2.4ghz can be operated from the same remote control. Thats why the MiLight system is able to control MiLight bulbs, generic LED bulbs and generic LED strips. This makes the system far more expandable and cost efficient than the Philips Hue.

The official Mi-Light RGB bulbs are 6W. There’s 15 surface mount LEDs within the bulb with a predicted lifetime of 50,000 hours. They can operate from 86V to 264V making them compatible with mains power in pretty much every country. The bulb case is made of aluminium (acting as a heat sink) and has a slightly frosted ABS cover.

Out of the box, the MiLight system is only controllable from an iDevice. I wanted to control the lights from all my devices, not just my iDevice.

milight_wiresharkI used WireShark to sniff the packets being sent between my iPad and the MiLight WiFi bridge. I determined that the iOS app sends UDP packets to the WiFI bridge and the WiFi bridge then sends radio signals to the bulbs. With a bit of effort, I was able to determine the hex commands to turn the bulbs on, off, brightness up, brightness down, control preset modes and the full range of 255 colors.

I made a simple web interface using a HTML/JS frontend and php backend. I’m now able to control the lights from my laptop, Android phone and even my raspberrypi. Aside from the standard controls, I’ve also set the lights up to act as a sunrise alarm, gradually brightening over the period of 30 minutes to wake me up more naturally each morning.

milight_web_interface

 

Making your own app or using generic home automation software/apps

If you’re looking to create your own app, here are the codes for the various functions. You need to send them as HEX UDP packets to 192.168.1.100 port 50000

Commands must be sent as hexadecimal data!

Commands for color changing bulbs
Turn bulb on: 220055
Turn bulb off: 210055
Turn brightness up: 230055
Turn brightness down: 240055
Mode up: 270055
Mode down: 280055
Speed up: 250055
Speed down: 260055
Color selection: 20[xx]55 (where [xx] is a value between 0 and 255, converted to hex)
Commands for white only bulbs
I don’t have any of the white bulbs but fortunately a couple of readers (Adam & Dave) sent the codes in to share with everyone.

Turn all bulbs on: 350055
Turn all bulbs off: 390055
Turn brightness up: 3c0055
Turn brightness down: 340055
Make light warmer: 3E0055
Make light whiter: 3F0055
Turn Zone 1 on: 380055
Turn Zone 1 off: 3B0055
Turn Zone 2 on: 3D0055
Turn Zone 2 off: 330055
Turn Zone 3 on: 370055
Turn Zone 3 off: 3A0055
Turn Zone 4 on: 320055
Turn Zone 4 off: 360055

 

 

Android app

Update: There’s now an official app available for Android users. The app is near enough identical to the one on iOS and works perfectly. Go grab the android wifi controller app.

Generic home automation apps on Android

I received an email from Dave asking if he could use his existing home automation software to control the bulbs. He also suggested some existing android apps that are used as generic remotes for home automation. Pretty much any app or software capable of sending hexadecimal data via UDP packets should be fine. As a demo, I’ve used s-remote on Android to control the bulb. (It’s easier if you sync your bulbs using the official app first.)

 

Windows Application (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8)

milight_windows_app

I’ve made a simple Windows application (created in VB6) that allows basic control of the MiLight Wifi Bulbs.  It should work on any version of Windows from XP up to the latest Windows 8. You need to be connected to the same wifi network as the controller box and set the IP address within the application. You can see a demo of the application below, you can download it here. (It’s easier if you sync your bulbs using the official app first.)

Power usage

power_usage_wifi_controllerI measured the RGB bulb and wifi controller using a watt meter. This gives an accurate reading of how much power the equipment takes to run. Using these numbers, you could work out how much it costs to run these devices. They’re very low power.

The wifi controller uses 2.3 watts

power_usage_white

 

The bulb set to white (be selecting mode 1) and set to full brightness, uses 7.7w

The bulb set to red and set to full brightness, uses 3.6w

The bulb set to purple and set to full brightness, uses 3.8w

The bulb set to blue and set to full brightness, uses 2.9w

 

Bricked wifi controller

wifi_controller_usb_ttl

I’ve encountered a couple of people who’ve managed to get their wifi controllers into a non-working state while trying to set them up to join an existing wifi network. They’ve reset them several time but the controller is still not outputting an SSID. If you’re one of these people, then I have a solution for you.

The wifi controller box uses the TLG10UA03 module from Huada Electronic Design Co., Ltd (HED) which is described as ’802.11b/g wireless card with UART interface/TTL/external antanne/ AT+ compatible’.

The solution requires this piece of software (manual included) and a USB-TTL module (around $8 in most countries). After buying your USB-TTL module, install the supplied driver.

Next pop open the wifi controller box using a flat head screwdriver, there are no screws to undo. Inside the case you’ll find two boards, a large one with a smaller one plugged into it. The smaller one is the wifi module and should be unplugged from the larger one. Connect the USB-TTL cable to the wifi module and plug the USB-TTL into your computer. Run the UART-WIFI.exe application and follow the onscreen options to reset the module or to simply modify the existing wireless settings.

This is a bit hands on but it will allow you to get a non-broadcasting wifi controller back up and running.

 

 

 

wifi controller 2‘wifi Controller 2′ vs ‘wifi Controller’

The ‘wifi controller 2′ app is a great improvement over the original controller app. They’ve fixed some layout issues when using the app on an iPad and added support for multiple wifi controller boxes. The original app could only control one controller box and it had to be using the default IP address, this was a problem if you’d set the controller box to join your existing wifi network – thus changing the default IP address.

Unfortunately it’s still not possible to change RGB (color changing) bulbs independently using just one controller box.

Control RGB bulbs individually from one wifi controller box

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to control the RGB bulbs independently from one wifi controller box. This is an annoying failure and it seems that it should be technically possible. A bulb can be paired to a specific controller box. Meaning that if you had 2 bulbs and 2 controller boxes, you could control those bulbs independently. There should be a way to have the controller box ‘act’ like two boxes and pair to the bulbs independently. I hope the firmware of the controller box will someday be tweaked to support this feature.

Sample setup in house

David sent in this cool video showing the MiLight bulbs setup in his house. He’s controlling them from an Android tablet.

Alternative to Philips Hue

The first thing many people will ask is whether these are a true alternative to the Philips Hue system. The first big pro of the MiLight system is that it’s significantly cheaper. The Milight WiFi bridge and 3 bulbs will cost you around 53 pounds, while the Philips hue bridge and 3 bulbs will cost you 180 pounds.

The Philips Hue bulbs consume 9W but don’t specify how much is for the LED and how much is overhead. The MiLight bulbs consume 7.5W and specify 6W for the LED. So the Philips hue lights are likely to be ever so slightly brighter.

The Philips Hue iOS app is far better than the one supplied with the MiLight. Philips have also setup a resource center for developers to interact with the lamps. The MiLight has very little documentation and absolutely nothing for developers. However, I was successful in reverse engineering the app and bridge.

At the moment, I can’t work out how to control MiLight bulbs individually and am not sure whether it can even be done. The Philips Hue allows control of individual bulbs out of the box.

The MiLight system can be expanded with official bulbs or any generic 2.4ghz RGB bulb or 2.4ghz LED strip lighting. The Philips hue system can only be expanded with official Philips bulbs.

Review of SureCart.com (also trading as easybulb.com)

As mentioned above, the only UK distributor of the MiLight (as of Dec 2012) is SureCart.com. I paid 10 pounds delivery charge and the bulbs turned up a week later. That’s an extremely slow delivery time for such a high delivery charge. The images for the full MiLight starter kit show a handheld remote control, however that’s not actually included in the kit. I’ve been trying to call SureCart for over a week on a landline number but it gets redirected to a mobile phone answering service. So my first encounter with SureCart hasn’t been overly positive.

Update: Since this post, I’ve found that SureCart actually offer better deals on their eBay listings. Not only is it cheaper (inc. of postage) but they also include the remote control when ordering from their eBay ads.

The MiLightBulb or MiLight is also sold under the brand of EasyBulb, iBulb, LinkUP and Kepsun.

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54 comments on “MiLight – Wifi Controlled Light Bulbs
  1. Kenneth says:

    Really nice tutorial :) Made my setup far more simple! I was wondering of you could share your HTML/JS/PHP code? I would like to be able to control the system from my Macbook, as you show in your video.

  2. Scuzzie2k says:

    Am i correct in thinking you need a wifi controller per bulb if you want to control independently?

  3. Admin says:

    Many color changing bulbs can be changed from one wifi controller. However, like you say, if you want to control the bulbs independently then you do indeed need a separate wifi controller box for each bulb. Since the bulbs are ‘smart’ and the wifi controller is ‘smart’ you’d think they’d have worked out a way to control them separately using just one control box.

  4. Marco says:

    Thanks for the review. I received the wifi box from surecart after 5 days in holland, so fast shipment. I had already orderd some bulbs on ebay, but it takes a week or two to arrive. I’am gad to know i can put this box in my wifi network so i don’t have to switch networks. Now lokking for a solution to work with my homewizard box http://www.homewizard.nl

  5. David Bowdler says:

    im trying to controll via pc do you still need to sync like you do with the ipad app. if so am i corret in thinking it is the speed up code that you sync with 250055

  6. David Bowdler says:

    i see when you login to the modem thing you can change it to tcp do you have any idea what codes would be used for tcp.

  7. Admin says:

    Hi David, no need to sync again from your computer. Once you sync the bulbs once via the iOS application, that’s it forever (or until you use the unsync feature).

    You’re correct about sending 250055 for speed up, but you need to convert it to hex before sending it to the controller box. I’d suggest testing with the on/off codes until you’re sure your program works.

    I tried swapping my controller from UDP to TCP but the official apps don’t support TCP so I’ve got no idea what to send. I’d assume that you just connect to the port and then send the same hex data. It would be much slower than just leaving it as UDP packets though.

    I’m thinking about whipping a simple app up in vb6 so it would run on windows xp, vista, 7 and 8. I could probably do a real simple app in an hour or two. If you manage you make your own Windows app and want to release it, I could post it here.

    Cheers

  8. David says:

    im trying to get it to work with my android based home automation system now and im not having any luck connecting to it using udp if you have any luck getting it to work with tcp and could pass on any ifo that would be great.

  9. dave says:

    i have now bricked my wifi controller. i have downloaded the file but i can not see a manual, there is a txt file but it only has symbols in it when i open it. i also have tried to pull the wifi controller board from the larger board. Is there a trick because if pull any harder its going to snap the board.

  10. Admin says:

    Hi David,

    What software are you using on Android? Is it able to send UDP packets and did you set the correct IP and port? Is the app converting the number pairs to hex before sending them?

    I’d assume TCP is just the same commands but with the extra overhead of having to establish a connection first.

    I’ve updated the file to include the manual, sorry about that. Please download it again from this page :)

    P.S you can find my email address on http://www.philippinestuffs.com/about/ if you’d like quicker replies.

  11. Scuzzie2k says:

    I have a RF receiver now to control my LED strips do you know how I pair this to my wifi controller?

  12. Marco says:

    Well received the white bulbs from surecart and you can operate them independently. Now waiting for my rgb bulbs from ebay.
    I managed to connect the wifi box to my existing network but the box isn’t always responding to the app commands. Sometimes I need to shut down the app and restart it to get communication between the two.

  13. Admin says:

    Hey Scuzzie2k,

    The pairing process is meant to be exactly the same as with the bulbs. Do you think you could email over a photo of the RF receiver you’re using with the LED strip?

    Cheers

  14. Admin says:

    Hey Marco, good job. It’s a shame the RGB bulbs can’t be controlled like that too. I’ve also experienced that problem with the iOS app. It is specific to the app and not the controller box. When sending commands to the box from my own apps, the problem doesn’t occur.

  15. Scuzzie2k says:

    The RF LED controller I had was not a 2.4GHz one so got one on order from eBay. Surely there must be a way to control RGB bulbs independently if you can with white ones as you can have independent remotes for the RGB ones, must just be the coding in the app. Who makes the wifi box and where do you get firmware?

  16. Admin says:

    Indeed, you’d imagine so. Unfortunately SureCart never even sent me a remote, even though its shown in the picture and they include it within their ebay package which is even cheaper! Which LED strip controller did you get? IR? Perhaps I should update my post to make very clear that it needs to be a 2.4ghz RF one. As for the milight controller, the wifi module is made by Huada Electronic Design but it’s quite a generic board and is used in hundreds if not thousands of devices out there. As to who makes the radio board that interfaces with that wifi board, your guess is as good as mine. I’ve spoken to one of the Chinese factories pumping these out and even they couldn’t seem to give a straight answer. They told me a version 2 is coming out which WILL support individual control, but that it will be new hardware. I agree with you that it’s surely possible with software. If I had the white bulbs myself then I’d investigate how you sync them individually in the app and then see if I could copy that idea over to the RGB bulbs.

  17. Paiper says:

    Is there remote access possible?
    eg Can I turn on/off the bulbs via my Smartphone whilst not at home?

  18. Admin says:

    Paiper, yes it can be done. You’d need to login to your router and setup a port forwarding rule. Basically pointing port 50000 UDP to the internal IP of your wifi controller. Then within the app on your iphone/android, you’d set your external IP address and it would then work from outside your network (i.e. when you’re not at home). You might want to setup DDNS within your router so it uses a host name rather than IP. That way, if your IP changed, everything would still continue to work.

  19. Paiper says:

    Thank you for the info. I do know how to forward the port and set an IP. So the controller is accessible from outside. Sounds great.
    Thanks.

  20. Louis says:

    Hi, got the thing to work and wrote my own little tool to experiment. But the wifi controller keeps dropping off the network. Any solution. It can’t be signal strength as the controller and my mac are right next to each others…

    any clue ?

    any firmware upgrades ? mine is at 3.00.08, dated oct 11, 2012.

    Thanks for any advice.

  21. Admin says:

    Hi Louis,

    That’s the same firmware version I’m running. As far as I know, there’s no newer version available.

    This is the first time I’ve heard of the wifi controller dropping it’s connection. Is the controller acting as a hot spot with your mac connected directly to it? Or is the controller joined with your existing wifi network?

    When you say it’s dropping, what’s happening exactly? The wifi connection is dropping or it stops responding to pings? Or it just stops listening to your commands?

    If you send too many packets to the controller without enough delay in-between, it will sometimes start ignoring commands from that IP but will still work from another IP/physical remote control.

  22. Paiper says:

    I got the wifi controller plus one RGB bulb. I had ordered white LED, also stated on the bill. Actually the RGB bulb is more fun for testing therefore I am fine at the moment.
    BTW: Thank you for your hints. Helped a lot.

    In case I want to have additional white bulb(s), I need another wifi controller, right? And I can run both in the same wifi-network, just with different IPs and ports.
    And can I controll 4 different (ranges of) white bulbs with one wifi-controller?

    BTW: My wifi controller had a small second booklet called “WiFi Controller Operational Guideline 2″ with the setup for use in a home network.

    Paiper

  23. Frank says:

    Hi,
    Easy to use the wifi controller as “hot spot” or “access point” but could you explain me how to set the wifi controller to joined my existing wifi network ?

    Is it possible all wifi controller have the same MAC addr 00:11:22:33:44:00 ?

  24. Carlos Wong says:

    This is a well written and very detailed review!

    That being said, I would like to take advantage of this somewhat pricey technology
    Specifically, I would like to experiment with interactive ways to control the bulbs
    With little background in coding, I’m not exactly sure which route to take
    Thus, I’ve sent you an email regarding some ideas I have in mind

    It would be greatly appreciated if you can share your knowledge :)

  25. Marco says:

    Finally received my RGB bulbs. As said before the RGB ones doesn’t work separate on the wifi box while the white ones does. The white color on the RGB is more to the blue side.
    Thanks for the pc software. I hope someone will add i music option for it like the HUE disco version.
    One thing i noticed on the RGB bulbs, they make an anoying noise if you sitting close to them.

  26. Scuzzie2k says:

    I just got the LED Strip controller to do my mood lighting but they have removed the ability to control from wifi controller 2 :(

  27. Johan says:

    Great job!
    i hope someone have a suggestion about the following problem:
    i can’t fill the fields Key Format, Encryption Key, IP etc.
    They are all grey. I have the same controller and firmware.
    Johan

  28. Johan says:

    Here am i again, i solved my earlier question (partly).
    I tryed to do the job from a windows 7 machine.
    Now i uses my android device: it works almost.
    But… i can’t save a ip-address. I get the error message:
    “fixed ip address error”
    Any suggestions?
    Johan

  29. Admin says:

    Hi Frank, there are already instructions on this page about having the wifi controller join your existing network :) All controllers have the same MAC address and it’s not possible to change it.

  30. Admin says:

    @Scuzzie2k, the LED strips can be controlled just as if they were bulbs. The controller doesn’t know the difference between an LED bulb and LED strip. As long as you get a matching 2.4ghz driver for the LED strip, it will work fine :)

  31. anders says:

    Hello. Thank you for the tutorial. learned a lot. I’m just wondering, is there an app for simulating a sunrise?

  32. Admin says:

    Hi Anders,

    At the moment, no. But I plan on making something to do it, so I can use the Milight as a sunrise alarm. I’m just not sure if it will be mobile based (android/iOS) or just php running on my raspberrypi.

    Thanks

  33. Scuzzie2k says:

    No it doesnt you cant train the LED Strip controller like you do with the bulbs doesnt work :(

  34. Marco says:

    Another annoying thing. When I put the two RGB led Bulbs in a mode (color change) they are out of sync within 5 minutes. I wonder if this is also with the Philips Hue.

  35. Admin says:

    Hi Scuzzie2k,

    There are a number of shops that sell LED strips with Milight as a package. But you need a specific RF controller for the strip. When choosing, you want to make sure you buy one which has the same remote that the Milight are sold with.

  36. Admin says:

    Marco, that’s a good point. The bulbs won’t update at exactly the same time and this will create a lag between then which will just get worse. I don’t use the color changing sweep modes, they’re kind of gimmicky. I just set a specific color and leave them like that. If I use my own programming to send a similar color sweep, the bulbs are a little more in sync but you can never get it perfect. Philips Hue bulbs also have a lag between them, sometimes up to 2 seconds difference when sending a single color command. I don’t know if they have some kind of magic way of handling color sweeps though.

  37. Andrew brown says:

    Hi

    I’m trying to add the controller to my sky router but my ip range won’t allow the default 192.168.1.100. My ip range is from 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.255, when I try and change the fixed ip on the controller it doesn’t seem to then pick it up when I do a system reset. Also my encryption is wep 128bit (26hex digits) do if I set the key format to ASCII and enter the key of course it won’t allow 26 digits so I had to set it to hex. Do you think this is also causing the problem?

  38. Gary Morgan says:

    I’m new to this and brought some samples from SureCart. Postage was free and arrived in just a few days.

    I had a problem getting the controller on to my wifi as it does not like the & character in my password and keeps converting it to %26. This was over come by setting up another SSID for the MiLight with a simpler password, not all routers support this.

    Andrew. For you SKY lan you will have to give the controller an IP in your SKY range that does not conflict with any other devices. Then use V2 of the app to connect to the alternate ip address. You use the words “system reset” if that is using the button then it will default things back. You need to use the “restart” option under the “System” page.

    I cannot seem to get my controller to sync any of the 3 lamps I have using the 5 key (+S). This is even the case with everything set to default and using V1 app. Can any one confirm what LEDs I should see on a working system. I have a rapid red flashing power LED and a solid red link LED with my iphone connected. The SYS leds are off. Pressing buttons on the app does not cause anything to alter?

    I’m going to purchase another controller and handheld remote to see where the problem is but I suspect my controller as it is the same with all my lamps. Also might get the USB-TTL interface with the theroy being that you might be able to replace the wifi module with the USB I/F and have direct control from the PC.

    Anyone cracked open a lamp yet? If so where is the best place to start?

  39. Andrew brown says:

    Hi Gary

    Yes I gave it an IP address in my range and not used by any other device and yes meant to have said system restart not reset. My wifi just does not want to pick up the controller

  40. Gary Morgan says:

    For my network, using WPA2, I found the password was getting corrupted after I hit save (& character changing to &26), Rather than changing my exsisting network I just setup another one on the same router. Don’t think the SKY one will support that.

    If you can it might be worth changing your wifi settings on the router to something more basic, just as a test to get the feel for things and prove you can get a connection. Then work up from there.

  41. dave says:

    i am trying to fix a bricked wifi controller, can not remove the smaller board from the larger one.

    Is there a trick to do this it looks like it is soldered together ?

  42. Gary Morgan says:

    Update, Got an RGB Handheld controller and new wifi Interface and it is all up and running. So it looks like I bricked the first :-( .

    As for the status lights… At power up PWR flashes and SYS is on solid.

    Once linked to a wifi device, PWR flashing, SYS off, LINK on solid.

    There seems to be no indication of wifi or lamp activity via trhe LEDs.

    Looks like the RGB handset only works with the RGB lamps (press s+) to sync lamp

    And for the Mono lamps and handset press 1+ to 4+ depending on the group you want them to be in, to Sync.

    On the app it would seem that each page / handset graphic represents a different type of physical controller and hence a different protocol set.

  43. Gary Morgan says:

    Right cracked open a RGB lamp (no responsibility taken). Stick a flat blade screw driver under the ridge between the dome and the outer heatsink. Push inwards and the prise the dome off.

    All of the lamp logic is on the LED board which is nice and compact and might lend itself to other applications driven from a wall wart PSU.

    On the LED baord there are two screws that mount this on a white carrier frame. With these removed you can see the rest of the body contains the switched mode power supply. The voltage is 17.5Vdc and at White the consumption is 340mA (6.13W) So this also backs up Admins findings.

    Desoldering the power leads allows you to remove the carrier and PSU.

    I’m reasonably impressed with the build quality, have definately seen a lot worse.

  44. Daisy says:

    Reading this article again,every time i could got something meaningful.
    Some other function will be out with the update software,:D

    Also a new bulb with white and rgb in one body will be coming soon,:D

  45. Andrew brown says:

    So my issue was to do with the controller and I received a new one today (after alot of chasing surecart) got it connected to my network. Paired the bulbs, but when I try and turn off the bulb they go into night mode I cannot turn them completely off. Has any one come across this before and have a solution?

  46. Elvis says:

    Hi! I think it would be great if you post your php code on github.

  47. iyad says:

    Did any one maneged to use the wifi controller bridge with tte following apps
    1-easy color apps for ios
    2-iglosetled app for ios
    3-igloledset app for android
    4-hue app

    Thank you

  48. Vicks says:

    Installed 4 LED bulb with existing WIFI and remote control via IOS app …excellent performance .

    Cheers

    vicks

  49. Ariel says:

    Very good job.
    I work well the controller working alone. Also your windows program.
    But I can not connect the controller to my wifi network.
    My Gateway Address is: 192.168.0.1
    If I change the controller socket ip: 192.168.0.100 and stops working and does not join my existing wifi.
    It is impossible to change the IP address?
    I can not change the IP of my router. Or do not know how.
    Help me please.
    Thank you very much for your work.

  50. Mihalis says:

    I received the magic box but i have a problem.
    When connected to power (USB)
    The led SYS is on and LINK led is flashing, I’m trying to find on my pc or android phone with no luck.
    Of course i try to reset from RST key,
    Any IDEA?

  51. Robert Harries says:

    Hi all,

    After many hours of struggling..

    I found if I stayed with the default 192.168.1.100 I couldn’t get my SKY router to connect. Having a look at my connected devices (192.168.0.1 for my router) the highest was a .14 (lots of phones and tablets!) so I used 192.168.0.20 as my fixed IP address for the WI-FI box).

    Everything now works. Either I lucked out or this could be a fix for some.

    Cheers

  52. Tmen says:

    Just got mine the other day.
    I also had a problem configuring the wifi box to my network.
    after many tries it is now set to 192.168.1.115.
    I’ve managed to get the official android app to work with the bulbs, also after a lot of fiddling.
    However I can’t seem to get s-remote to work or the admin’s PC app.
    I dabble in VB.net and C#.net so I’m hoping to get something to work using one of those.
    Anyone have a working sample?
    I heard a API is in the works but who knows when that’s coming.

  53. Jens says:

    Hi,

    got my bulbs today and started testing. It takes a while to get the wifi controller connected to my network.

    One question: I have two RGB Bulbs, connect the first one, power on, press switch 5 on my app, the Bulb blinks two time and everythings fine.
    How to connect a second RGB Bulb (as a group)? Plugged the bulb in, powerde on, press switch 5 on my ipad, nothing happens..

    Any Idea?
    Thanks a lot…

  54. Jens says:

    Hi,

    ignore my other post i´ve got it working.

    Has anyone luck to connect an LED Stripe?
    I´ve got one with an 2,4 GHz Controller but the Controller won´t pair with the Wifi Bridge..

    Thanks in advance

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