Changing the LED color on the hub

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Changing the LED color on the hub

Postby static418 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:57 pm

I've been tinkering recently with the set_rgb command to change the color of the status light on the Wink hub. I don't necessarily have a practical reason for doing so yet, but it seems like it could potentially function somewhat like the notification light on an Android phone or something.
I happened to see something in S41system that looked like it was changing the color of the LED, and a bit of poking around demonstrated that you can set the color via "set_RGB r g b" where r g and b are 0-255 values for red, green, and blue.

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set_rgb 0 255 0
will turn it green, or

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set_rgb 255 165 0
would be orange.
When I first started poking at it, I noticed the LED would change, but there seemed to be a watchdog or something else running every 5 seconds or so which would set it back to its previous value. It would always change back, and always in less than 5 seconds. This was before I had it connected to the Wink service, though, so it may have been whatever routine checks for cloud connectivity.
Just thought I'd share maybe, as I haven't seen anything about that function so far.

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Re: Changing the LED color on the hub

Postby CloneNum3 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:35 am

I've played around a bit with the RGB... It should just keep doing whatever it was last told to do. So, if you change it manually then say turn a light on via the app, it'll receive a new command (acknowledging the app request to turn the light on), it'll stop doing what you told it to do.

You can set it to a static color (green in this case):

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set_rgb 0 200 0

Or do something like this...

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set_rgb 0 200 0 200 0 0 flash 500000

which flashes back and forth red/green changing every half a second (last value appears to be in microseconds (1,000,000 = 1sec)

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Re: Changing the LED color on the hub

Postby Middyeasy » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:46 pm

Terrific find thanks for sharing! Now I can use this with openhab to give feedback for connection status or activity!!

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