Strobing the lights

Hi Daniel et. al,

I was wondering if you have any information on how to properly strobe the bulbs. I’m currently sending individual on-off-on-off messages to the bulbs (with a timer delay), but the performance is not as good as what is provided from the native iOS app. Is there a certain method for ensuring consistent performance via the iOS SDK?

Thanks for helping out with these fourms!


Currently the official applications use an undocumented method for strobing the lights. Keep in mind the current documentation only includes a minimal amount of information so that we could release it sooner.

I’ll add a request for this to our todo list and update this thread when I have more information.

Thanks! My users will definitely appreciate having this feature exposed!

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For those who aren’t afraid to use an undocumented method, here’s my pull request for SetWaveform. This was also previously documented in MagicMonkey’s unofficial docs. Insert appropriate disclaimers about using undocumented methods, although I hope LIFX will accept my pull request and make it official.

Thanks, I’ll take a look!