I just removed the bulb and paired it to a Z-Stick and PC Controller and it’s also reporting 2.28.
I’m going to upgrade this way and see if it works on Hubitat.
Edit: I managed to update to 2.31 and after a couple of tries, get it to pair with no security to the C7. I’m confident the cadence was the same each time during inclusion, but somehow in the third try it worked. I still am not sure why the update didn’t stick when using the updater on Hubitat.
md5 hash of 2.28 is:
I have done the update on a C-7 and C-3 by using the old Firmware Updater driver. Make sure you do not use the “Binary” updater if you go this route because this is not a binary firmware file. I have not tried it with the built in update application.
Hit “Save Preferences” after switching back to the normal driver and it reported 2.31.
I tried to do the update on a C5, but it didn’t seem to take, despite using this to update to 2.28. I flashed again from a C7, and that stuck, and I just got a bulb to pair normally. It’s definitely a finicky process, and I wish there was some more visual indication (like the bulb turning cold white when it’s in no-security mode), but I’m so happy that I can start transitioning to my C7, now.
Less secure than S2. Uses about 3x more network traffic than either No Security or S2
Current (preferred) security type. Pretty much better than S0 in every way
Generally, for devices such as switches/lights, Security is a nice-to-have but not critical feature. Since S0 uses so much network traffic and people run into so many issues with it, most people prefer to use either S2 or non-secure (and avoid S0). Since the LZW42 does not support S2, it is better to use non-secure.
Some hubs do not allow a user to choose which security level to use during inclusion, and will automatically choose the “best” level (S2 → S0 → non-secure). This firmware update allows a user to put the bulb itself in non-secure inclusion mode in order to avoid using S0.
Good morning all, new forum member but I’ve had the red dimmers and these bulbs for a while. I’m working on updating all the switch firmware, and was trying to located the bulb firmware, but it is not on the website, does anyone have the files?
I’ve updated the web server to force a download when a user clicks on one of the hex links now. If it doesn’t work for you that way immediately, it is probably because your browser has the file cached and is loading it from there.
Actually I finally got it to work without the secondary controller. I was power cycling by twisting and untwisting but change to a place where I could flip a switch and that seemed to work pretty well. Just had to do one of the three twice. Thanks.