SYLVANIA Smart RT5/6 vs OSRAM LIGHTIFY LED RT5/6 device driver


(Alexander Van Deusen) #1

Hello I originally purchased 4 Osram Lightify RGBW Lightify Led RT 5/6 bulbs. I had an issue where one of the bulbs got stuck in yellow color mode. I did an RMA to Sylvania/OSRAM and they sent out a new one. The question I have is that the new bulb is detected as Sylvania SMART RT5/6 not the OSRAM LED RT5/6.

Is this a problem? Will they be handled differently by smart things apps or automation.

Is it being detected incorrectly as a THING?

Is this a new driver?


(Dave Gutheinz) #2

Sylvania bought OSRAM. The bulbs are the same. You probably have a new firmware version that IDs the bulb as “Sylvania”. I believe it is just a label and the device should control successfully.


(Alexander Van Deusen) #3

Yes it seems to work fine.

Should all the bulbs be at the same firmware level?


(Dave Gutheinz) #4

If it isn’t broke, do not fix it. So, no. Eventually, there will be updates available through SmartThings.


#5

We changed the name in the Device Type Handler as Sylvania is changing their branding for smart lighting products. No technical differences.


(Alexander Van Deusen) #6

Thanks Tyler will my old OSRAM bulbs update to the new name when they do an
OTA upgrade. They still havent upgraded yet to the latest firmware I see.


#7

No, the name is just a label and is not part of the firmware update process.