Is anyone here using Wifi-104 controllers with RGB strip lights, as shown here? http://www.ltechonline.com/html/en/products/Wireless-LED-Controller/WiFi-Controller/WiFi-104.html
I am controlling several light strips with their lighting controller and its Wifi-104 App (iOS). It works great, enabling me to fully control all my RGB strip lights from my iPhone. You can use their little credit card remote to control the lighting (pretty useless really, especially because it only supports about a dozen preset colors), or use their app, in which case you can set RGB (or RGBW) and intensity to make all the color combos you want, fade effects, control zones separately etc.
HOWEVER, as far as I can tell, this is a completely closed system. So unless you are using their remote control or their iPhone app, there is no way to control the lighting with SmartThings. This is a big drawback because I want to be able to do things like set the RGB colors and turn lights on and off via automation and webCoRE. For instance, when I first enter the room I want the RGB lights to come on, and after x hours of no activity I want the lights to go off, etc.
As a workaround, I could use a Smart Outlet to programmaticaly turn lights on and off, by keeping the light “on” in the Wifi-104 app at all times, and then turning the power on/off to the RGB light strips by plugging their power transformer into the Smart Outlet. However not only is that kuldgy, but I have 12 or so different light strips and transformers, so that’s a lot of money in Smart Outlets plus a really kudgy approach times 12. I may do this for just one zone (using just one Smart Outlet) which wouldn’t be a terrible workaround, but I’d like to have a much better approach. As far as I know there is no API from the manufacturer.
Any ideas? Thanks!