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  1. Well they still claimed .20 year life or something of sort for their consumer bulbs. So they should be sued.
  2. You’re wrong. Our bulbs were all 6-7 years old and 30-40% have failed. I replaced them with new Crees 2-3 years ago and all of those failed. They should be sued. If anyone gets a class action going let me know.
  3. Cree stinks. They fail and flicker. I mailed a whole box of failed bulbs to their chairman and demanded a refund. No response. Phillips have been great. I’d try that. We have lots of adaptive phase dimmers and the Phillips bulbs work fine.
  4. 3.0 in two houses and love it. Much better GUI and more customized to room and everything seems to work fine.
  5. Yes but we have multiple meshes. Installed by a pinnacle C4 dealer and C4 has reviewed the install.
  6. Does anyone know if OS3 improves the zigbee mesh? We've had issues with our lighting and response times (periodically). Realized that it was partially due to the need for a power conditioner on a sump pump, but still have issues occasionally with 1-2 6 button switches.
  7. C4 is offering a 15% discount on new hardware. I don't think paying $425 for an EA1 (or three) should be burdensome for a few years of functionality -- that said I suspect they'll be useful for 5-7 more years. Have you been to a hotel with 5 year old Crestron (or other hospitality-focused) equipment? The stuff is virtually unusable -- even to simply change TV channels and even at high end hotels! I'd say C4 does a much better job of integrating devices and keeping functionality robust and response times quick even five years after the hardware has been launched..
  8. I agree. There are many contradictory statement on this site -- I want better functionality but please have it work on 7 year old equipment. Hard to reconcile those two bits and I don't know how anyone can expect C4 to upgrade software and functionality, keep adding drivers to make sure many (many!) devices work in concert, and have it all function smoothly on a Pentium processor! IMO C4 is doing the right thing most of the time -- maintain a compelling user experience, keep it reasonably priced, keep it compatible, and keep response times short. So I'm going to be an outlier and say that while I'm as eager for increased functionality as any geek, I understand that evolving equipment and software takes time and money.
  9. Anyone else have this issue? We’ve 3 of 6 remotes we have to replace due to led-dimming after 2-3 years.
  10. We have 7-8 sr260s. Have had for a few years. Now they have varying levels of LED brightness — from strong to barely readable in a lit room. I’ve turned off light sensor and put brightness to max (I have composer HE and am somewhat of an electronics geek) so all settings are correct. Anyone else have this issue? Were there several manufacturers of these units or several changes in spec/manufacturing process?
  11. Thanks. Any thoughts on the antenna thing? Odd they added that if their zigbee is robust!
  12. Hi I have several C4 motions (Control4® ZCA-WMS10-2EXT-ZP) with external antenna (battery powered). Is there any way to rename them in Composer HE? Also I noticed they only recently made them available with external antenna -- is this an admission that there are Zigbee connection issues? The external antenna looks ugly and seems like a band-aid measure. Thanks.
  13. Aqualink sucks — unreliable and dated. Don’t know if Pentair is better. Pool tech is stuck in the 1970s.
  14. If you’re on Long Island try Home Technology Experts ie www.hteny.com alex runs the place and they’ve done a great job for us. They’re in the Hamptons and NYC so might cover your area.
  15. If you search the thread there’s a bug which manifests this way: after 2-4 weeks the DS2’s photos become “unsynched” — ie you start getting photos of, well, no one. Either it becomes delayed or jumps the gun. The solution is to reboot the DS2 every two weeks. I have Composer HE and have set it to reboot the DS2 every week. Rebooting may solve other bugs as well. Hopefully C4 is reading this. It is an obscure bug but a real one.
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