I’m currently working on ambilight-like home project, but I was sad to discover there is no LAN protocol message to set different colors of each zone of Z strip. That means I have to send as much as 24 messages (I have 3 metres long strip = 24 zones) before flushing it all at once with APPLY, but that obviously creates more than one second lag because of protocol/hardware limitation (and is thus unusable). Can we expect a firmware update that would add new message type that would allow setting multiple colors of multi-zone device (z led strip)?
Until then there are some workarounds I can do, but obviously they lead to sub-par results (merging multiple zones and setting them to same color, client-side detecting of significance of the color change and updating only that zones…).
If the hardware (lifx z led strip) is capable of receiving larger payload with multiple colors defined, that would be great. It obviously can apply changes all at once with APPLY/ONLY_APPLY, so the firmware (and api) only needs to be updated to be able to receive them in one message.