Gledopto Bulb with Smartthings?


(Al) #1

Hello all. I just purchased a Gledopto light bulb and a Smartthings hub. I have been searching the previous forum posts and it looks like I also need to purchase a Gledopto controller like this to connect the two

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/GLEDOPTO-ZIGBEE-Led-Controller-RGB-CCT-WW-CW-zigbee-controller-LED-DC12-24V-LED-strip-controller/32858603964.html

But it also looks like the controller is for LED strips, not bulbs. Can anyone confirm if I can connect my bulb directly to my smartthings hub or if I need to purchase something separately? I do not have a Hue bridge or any other philips devices.

Thanks for your help!


#2

That controller is for controlling dumb LED strips not for controlling other smart devices like the bulb.

If The bulb is be able to pair directly with the smartthings hub, you do not need any other device. :sunglasses:

Alternatively, you can pair them with a hue bridge and get integration with smartthings that way.

Note that these are only half as bright as a regular hue bulb and do not dim as smoothly, but they seem to be a decent budget bulb.

There’s a detailed review here:


(Al) #3

Thanks for your response! I have searched for the light with the SmartThings app but I cannot discover it. Are there any tricks to discovering bulbs like this with SmartThings?


#4

Did it show up as a generic “thing“? If so, you can go into the web access to your account, which is called the IDE and change the device type Handler for the bulb to a generic one and it should work.

If it didn’t show up as a generic thing, you will need to reset the bulb and then try again using the classic version of the mobile app.


(Al) #5

It did not show up as a generic thing. I did a reset (which was successful, it flashed a bunch of times). I’ve tried with both the classic and new versions of the app.

I got a message from the manufacturer saying it does not work with Smartthings, which is strange considering ST should support the ZLL protocol it uses…


#6

Actually, smartthings does not support the ZLL protocol ( zigbee light link) . It uses the ZHA protocol (zigbee home automation).

It may be that that bulb requires “touch link commissioning,” which the Hue bridge does but the smartthings hub does not. :disappointed_relieved:

So you could probably still connect it via the Hue bridge, which may be why reviewers are saying that it works with smartthings.


#7

Did they say if that bulb works with the echo plus? Because the echo plus uses the same zigbee profile that smartthings does. So if it works with one it should work with the other.


(Al) #8

I thought that ZLL defaults to ZHA if ZLL is not present. You’re probably right on the touch link commissioning thing since it doesn’t mention being compatible with echo plus :frowning:

So I guess my only option is to buy a hue bridge


#9

ZLL defaults to ZHA when joined to a ZHA coordinator.

But if the device requires touchlink commissioning, it can’t necessarily be joined to a ZHA coordinator. This comes up with quite a few devices designed to integrate with the Hue bridge.

Also, the new zigbee 3.0 standard does not require that devices have an alternative join method to touchlink commissioning.

And a zigbee 3.0 coordinator is not required to support Touchlink.

https://www.silabs.com/community/wireless/zigbee-and-thread/knowledge-base.entry.html/2017/06/12/migration_of_legacy-zhYk