I have three outside lights, each having a Sylvania Lightify 72483 LED RGB bulb. Two are post lights and one is on the front of the house. The fixtures are enclosed, glass and a small bit of metal. They have been working fine for 6 months, then one day one of the post lights stays on and is white all the time. This is the furthest light from the SmartThings hub. One gypsum wall with a brick facade on the outside. Again, it has been working fine for 6 months then stopped working. About 30 feet seperate the two. In the Smartthings Classic app, the bulb is reporting an error. The IDE says it is offline. I deleted it in IDE, and when I paired it again, I had to tell the app what it was looking for. Once it identified the correct bulb, I could not turn the bulb on or off with the app, nor could I change the hue or brightness. It would appear to make the change, but it is still stuck at 100% and white.
I have removed the bulb in the app and added it back in several times with no difference.
These post lights are enclosed, and Sylvania says not to use them in an enclosed fixture. Seeing how 2 of the 3 are still working fine, I can only assume the enclosure has enough fresh air to keep the bulb cool. I can only think the reason an enclosed fixture is bad is because of something to do with zigbee.
I have an electrical outlet under the deck about 10 feet from the uncontrollable bulb, which made me think about adding a zigbee range extender. but the few I have seen are prohibitively expensive. I see a lot of Z Wave range extenders, but few zigbee. I read no battery operated things are range extenders due to battery life. Are there any zigbee outdoor outlets similar to the GE 14284 ?
Oh, I brought the suspect bulb in the house and it works fine. I can only assume it is a range issue but the post hasn’t moved in the 35 years I have lived here, nor has the house, nor has anything inside the house.
I am open to other ideas. My wife picked these enclosures herself, so replacing all 3 is out of the question. We both have mild OCP so they do need to match.
Thanks to all who contribute and put up with people like me.