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  1. Interesting but I am pretty sure that my Dresden controls did revert to last colour as I have had a few power outages and I would have noticed changes. I have a mix of colour and white Hue bulbs but I tend to keep them set to white so I might not notice if the colour changes slightly after power cycling.
  2. To add to this, does anyone know if the integration includes the Salt Water Chlorine Generator? In the past when I looked at this it appeared that the smarl link type devices did not include integration with those, at least Jandy's did not. That's a shame and IMHO ridiculous given how much you pay for the "smart" functionality for pools. Why would I want this? My Jandy Aquapure 1400 reads salt level and temp and controls the percentage generation and a boost mode. It would be great to be able to control those from C4 or a smarthpne.
  3. I don't remember 100% but I believe that the Hue lights revert to last state. But I could be wrong. In terms of extending distance - I would be careful with this as you will likely get voltage drop. You may need to install an amp.
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    Chowmain in the news

    Bledisloe Cup games must be fun!
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    Chowmain in the news

    And I thought Chowmain was based in Oz rather than in the land of the long white cloud.
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    8 zone matrix rack ears

    I thought you need a dealer to add hardware to a C4 System 😁
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    C4 stock

    Not a good day today - the stock is down about 10% on an analyst downgrade.
  8. You can use any 12V power supply. If you are only powering a couple of strips you can use a wall wart, but if you are powering several strips then you might want to use a bigger one like this https://www.amazon.com/Mean-Well-NES-350-12-Switching-110-240/dp/B007K2H0GI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1547558067&sr=8-4&keywords=meanwell+power+supply+12v You can't control the colour temperature of the white. The driver that you are using is the Hue driver. The issue with controlling the colours in C4 is that C4 doesn't really have a colour wheel so it isn't as easy to control the colours. I can't remember exactly how it is done as I change colours infrequently and when I do I use the Hue app to do so.
  9. No as you can buy it on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-electronic-ballast-interface-certified/dp/B00NMSQ4QQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547501091&sr=8-1&keywords=dresden+elektronik
  10. How many feet/metres are you looking to do? There is also the native Hue option. But both that and lifx are very expensive on a per metre basis if you are doing long distances. Personally I like generic light strips with a Dresden Elektronik Hue compatible controller. The controller is around $50 but the strips can be had for about $10 per 5 m roll. So it is much cheaper if you are doing long distances as long as you don't want to set them up as too many different zones. The other option is DMX controllers.
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    HC300 & HC500 For Sale!

    Really? I wouldn't pay more than $25 for an HC300. They are seriously obsolete and won't run the latest C4 OS.
  12. Is it possible that IP address of the TV changed? (if you are using IP control)
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    SONOS SPOTIFY

    So is this control all being done with the Sonos skill in Alexa?
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    SONOS SPOTIFY

    Can you elaborate on this? I am not a playlist guy - I generally want to play albums and I have no issues playing Spotify music to C4 using Spotify Connect using mobile devices (iPhone, iPad) or desktop PCs.
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