Can't reset to default settings a light bulb.

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Hello,

Perhaps someone already did that with GE light bulb. I mean C-sleep bulb.

I've tried to do that several times, but no avail.

 

Any hints, please.

Last Edited: Thu. Jun 20, 2019 - 12:46 PM
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Rouska wrote:
A mean C-sleep bulb.

Had to google that, as I had never heard of it! Home automation is a fast moving target these days.

So are you hacking to learn how it works, or do you have access to any documents that says how it works?  Links to doc's?

 

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ki0bk wrote:

Rouska wrote:
A mean C-sleep bulb.

Had to google that, as I had never heard of it! Home automation is a fast moving target these days.

So are you hacking to learn how it works, or do you have access to any documents that says how it works?  Links to doc's?

 

Jim

 

 

Found a video guide on that procedure... Currently watching that. smiley carefully...

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/1BB6wj6RyKo?autoplay=1&auto_play=true

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Did anyone else think "Groundhog Day" watching that video. I lost count of how many off/on sequences that was? seems to me the older firmware that only required 2 second off periods was actually more user friendly!

 

(Personally I use both TP-Link coloured and Philips Hue coloured bulbs and I'm not even aware of any "reset sequence" - you can always just connect to the bulbs from the Android apps).

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clawson wrote:

Did anyone else think "Groundhog Day" watching that video. I lost count of how many off/on sequences that was? seems to me the older firmware that only required 2 second off periods was actually more user friendly!

 

(Personally I use both TP-Link coloured and Philips Hue coloured bulbs and I'm not even aware of any "reset sequence" - you can always just connect to the bulbs from the Android apps).

 

So, need a manual with GRAPH-sequence. Urgently! crying

 

Btw, how do I subscribe to my posts? A button called Follow/Unfollow doesn't work. There's no messages at mail box.

Last Edited: Thu. Jun 20, 2019 - 01:24 PM
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So if it's so smart, why can't you just set it to the intensity level and/color you want?  Why does it need to be "reset"

 

Jim

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ki0bk wrote:
Why does it need to be "reset"
Don't know these ones in particular but, for example, some of my bulbs are programmed with the SSID and password for my router wifi so they can connect to it. I imagine if I gave such a bulb to someone else then it might require some kind of "reset" so they could reconfigure it for their own wi-fi.

 

(but when you first use such bulbs the config program (usually on your phone) initially sets up a local wi-fi link between the phone/config program and the bulb itself then you can talk to it to tell if the usual wi-fi to use.

 

So maybe the requirement here is to get some bulbs back to the "out of the box" experience?

 

(to be honest I've never faced this as I just received/installed all my bulbs then never really thought about needing to reset/reconfigure them - the only commands usually sent are on/off, adjust brightness or adjust colour and, in my case it's one of my Alexa's doing all that anyway - I just tell her to "turn on sitting room" or whatever and she then sends the right commands to all the bulbs)

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clawson wrote:

my bulbs are programmed with the SSID and password for my router wifi

Ah, I was not thinking wifi!

My HA system uses smart switches rather then bulbs and comms over power line or rf (non-wifi).

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Actually Phillips Hue (someone gave me them as they couldn't get them to work) are a bit different in that they are all on a Zigbee mesh network then there is a "hub" at the heart of it so the only bit that knows about WiFi is the hub itself. The bulbs all live in their own isolated world.

 

To be honest I wouldn't choose Hue - they are way more "fiddly" than the cheap and cheerful TP-Link bulbs that actually seem easier to use (and are astronomically cheaper).

 

Wonder how the GE bulbs here compare - I think they are a USA only thing perhaps? Wonder if their "radio" is WiFi or Zigbee or something else?

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In my house there are light switches next to the doors.

As you enter a room you can turn on the light by operating the switch with your finger.

 

My switches also let you turn off the light as you leave the room by using advanced finger technology.

 

David.

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My house came with a "smart" switch system

which requires programming.  The programmers

did a terrible job and there is no way to program

the things myself.  So I ripped out several of

them and installed normal switches.  I prefer

the "dumb" tech.

 

--Mike

 

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That video has been making the rounds (somewhat virally) but while watching it I went 'Eureka!', because I happen to have built just a few years ago a circuit board that would do perfectly that.

 

It has an AVR (tiny2313), an RTC clock chip (precision seconds!), and a 240VAC relay all on the same board.  With just a little stringing up of accessories (a socket and a pushbutton, maybe?) and a trivial matter of programming, it could do that precise dance (or any other!) over and over again...

 

Biz opportunity.  I should package a couple up nicely and hock them to places like Home Depot that sell those bulbs as a 'factory resetter machine'.  Whee!!  $.

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ki0bk wrote:
My HA system uses smart switches rather then bulbs and comms over power line or rf (non-wifi).

 

Which Switches are they?  I use Crestron(Been programming Crestron systems for more years than I care to remember)

 

The Crestron Switches though do not communicate through the power lines but through a proprietary Mesh RF network whose parts are made by none other than Atmel!  Mega 128RFR and 256RFR

 

avr-mike wrote:

My house came with a "smart" switch system

which requires programming.  The programmers

did a terrible job and there is no way to program

the things myself.

 

Crestron Mike?  I've done a lot of rework on systems where the programmer(s) had no clue.  If programmed properly they are great, not programmed properly its a nightmare.

 

david.prentice wrote:

In my house there are light switches next to the doors.

As you enter a room you can turn on the light by operating the switch with your finger.

 

My switches also let you turn off the light as you leave the room by using advanced finger technology.

As the EEPROM of the actuator ages, cells sometimes become scrambled and as such sometimes a lightswitch is 'forgotten' devil

 

Jim

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jgmdesign wrote:

... not programmed properly its a nightmare.

 

Yep.  One can not even read the documentation

without becoming a distributer/installer.  Alas....

 

--Mike

 

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avr-mike wrote:

Yep.  One can not even read the documentation

without becoming a distributer/installer.  Alas....

 

The documentation is available to be read.  But the programming software and the newer '.av Framework" and other suites they offer are not available to the public.  Quite frankly, I am very disappointed in the 'smart graphics' and the programming suites they want you to use.  The old graphics I could make buttons glow in various colors to indicate good/bad/warning or other things that could be seen at a glance from across the room.  'smart graphics' now use goofy little icons in the buttons that you need to be right in front of the panel to view.  The programming has gone to API style which leaves you unable to get to the meat and potatoes of whats going on.  Sure oyu can go to the root program and make changes, but they will not be compatible with the upper API programmer and well, its a nightmare.

 

Jim

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david.prentice wrote:
As you enter a room you can turn on the light by operating the switch with your finger.
Yeah but if you are sitting in your front room blasting aliens in Destiny 2 and the room gets dark then there's nothing quite like being able to say "Alexa, switch on sitting room" without getting up. If I want it to have an "alien feeling" I might then use something like "Alexa, set sitting room to dark blue". I love technology!

Last Edited: Fri. Jun 21, 2019 - 08:15 AM
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david.prentice wrote:

As you enter a room you can turn on the light by operating the switch with your finger.

When I was a lad (many many years ago) my brother and I tinkered extensively with putting clothespins upon the switches so that we could turn the lights off from in bed.  It never worked well - The clips always fell off, and the rings to feed the string through around the walls and over the ceiling were not appreciated by our parents.

 

Much later in life, I found out about X-10, and I have used it ever since - very simply - so I can turn off (or on) all the lights (on X-10 boxes) without getting out of bed.

 

Call me lazy...  S.

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As kids we would delicately balance the lever of

3-way light switches in the center.  Then the other

switch in the circuit would appear to not function,

or you might guess the bulb had burned out.  I'm

guessing we probably got in trouble for this, but

don't recall.

 

--Mike