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RGBW Controlling White Channel from Wall Switch


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Does anyone have a RGBW strip working from a single wall switch where the wall switch (Fibaro RGBW 1) controls all 4 channels?

 

My setup is a single gang momentary switch in rainbow mode.

 

I would expect when you set the module to RGBW in the BUI that:

1) Rainbow mode would rotate through both white created by mixing RGB as well as just turning the white channel (only) on

2) When I turn the RGBW off from the wall switch all 4 channels are turned off; and similarly all 4 channels are turned on from the wall switch, as required

 

As you can imagine it's annoying to:

1a) Fork out for warm white RGBW led strips and then not be able to rotate to the white channel only - which is the colour I want to use most often

2a) Have set the light to white channel only through the BUI or mobile app and then not be able to turn off the lights from the wall switch. As the wall switch does not control the white channel when only the W channel is active and you go to turn the lights off from the wall switch the Fibaro module actually thinks the lights are already off so it turns the RGB channels back on leaving the white channel untouched, which is the worst outcome as RGB washed out with W is worse then RGB on it's own most of the time. In the end you can only rotate between RGBW and W channels being on each time you press the wall switch. You can never turn off all 4 channels from the wall switch.

 

I can't imagine I'm the first person to have come across this problem given how old the Fibraro RGBW module is.

Before anyone asks, yes, I have raised a ticket with support months ago, but still no answer, so I'm looking to the forum for help.

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  • I'm really surprised that no one has installed a RGBWW led strip with a single momentary switch and not had the same issue.... 

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    Ho Amilanov, i have a same issue. I wrote my problem to this forum and no answers here. It mad me.

    have you got any progress?

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  • If by your question you mean, have Fibaro replied to any of my countless emails asking them to please respond to my questions, the answer is, No.

    I think Fibaro are busy beta testing the HC3 right now with their new customers. They don't have any time for people with silly questions about the other devices they sold in the past.

     

    The short of it is that the product (Fibaro RGBW and I assume Fibaro RGBW 2) has been defective since the day it was released and Fibaro have up until now not taken the time to resolve the issues with it.

    Why it is so hard to reply to emails and just say it's on a log of things to do, is beyond me. I suppose it's more fun p*ssing your customers off by ignoring them.


    Well done, again, Fibaro... ?

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    As You probably discovered Yourself by now:

    1. Fibaro isn't giving a damn about customer feedback.
    2. RGBW is flawed in many ways which could probably be easily fixed with firmware update. Well it ain't going to happen.
    3. There are flaws that are hardware related - very low frequency PWM for instance.
    4. There are really no alternatives for Fibaro RGBW that wouldn't have mentioned issues.

    Thanks for understanding and have a lovely day xD

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