I recently purchased a Fibaro RGBW controller 2 along with a power supply
and an RGBW light strip to work with my SmartThings hub. I wired everything
up and I got it to work but not very well. Here are the problems:
When I tried to add it to my Smartthings hub, I had to press the Service
button three times several times before the device was found. However, the
device that it thought was found was the Aeon LED Bulb. Is that correct?
Should it not see something called Fibaro RGBW Controller?
When it pairs the “Aeon LED Bulb” to Smartthings, it initially says the
device is on even though it is off. It never seems to get the correct
off/on status and when I try to turn it on or off it will usually work but
the status always says “Turning off/on” and never updates to off or on. I
did this with the device literally 5 feet from the hub. I have a whole
house full of z-wave devices attached to my Smartthings hub from various
manufacturers and they all work fine.
I updated the device driver with the Fibaro device driver for the RGBW
Controller and I also tried a third party device handler, and while I can
kind of get the led strips to turn on/off and change color, it is typically
very slow and the on/off status is never correct.
Fibaro says it won’t work unless the “community” creates a new device driver and said I could write one myself. While I have the skill to do that (probably), I’d prefer to spend my time doing something else. Does anybody have any solution?