Z-Wave colorControl

(Daniel) #1

Hey everyone,

I’m new to the automation world and I have a Zipato RGBW Bulb. My knowledge of Z-Wave is very limited but I’m learning as I go. My main goal (as of right now) is to make this light turn any color other than white!

I’m trying to create a Device Type and running into a few problems.

First: I question whether or not “capability.colorControl” actually works for Z-Wave Lights. I assume it only works for ZigBee.

Second: I try to run the following command—

def on() {
log.debug "Executing ‘on’"
zwave.colorControlV1.stateSet(stateDataLength: 0x03, payload: [[0x02:0xFF],[0x03:0x00],[0x04:0x00]]).format()
//zwave.basicV1.basicSet(value: 0xFF).format()

and I receive the following error—

groovy.lang.ReadOnlyPropertyException: Cannot set readonly property: payload for class: physicalgraph.zwave.commands.colorcontrolv1.StateSet

I’m sure most of my code may be wrong but if anyone could provide some insight or point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. I have over a ton of web browsers open with duplicate tabs all about Z-Wave :smiley:

If it helps I tried adding a fingerprint of the bulb and other combinations of the zwave command.

Zipato RGBW bulb
(Edward Pope) #2

Does the device pair to the Hub? Have you tried to look at the Philips Hue for reference?

(Daniel) #3

The device pairs to the hub and can be controlled both “On” and “Off” but no color control. I have looked through the Hue documentation but I believe they are ZigBee and this light is Z-Wave.

(Edward Pope) #4

Did the manufacturer provide any documentation or have any such for developers? How do you currently control it?

(Beckwith) #5

Commenting about the Fibaro RGBW controller a while ago, @urman mentioned the following:

I would assume the Z-Wave Color Command Class would work for Fibaro as well as Zipato.

(Edward Pope) #6

Thanks Beckwith, hopefully they will get around to it soon

(Daniel) #7

Thank you all for the information! I was wondering if the Z-Wave Color Command Class was implemented or not. They have it in the documentation:


(Andy Haas) #8

I did get it to work, sort of, with the zipato RGBW z-wave bulb:

I notice though that there’s a bug in the colorcontrol class…
the stateSet command should have 2 arguments:
Short capabilityID
Short value

But all that’s there is:
Short stateDataLength
which doesn’t make much sense.


Cheers, Andy.