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Two Lifx Mini Color bulbs report different info


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I have two, supposedly identical LifX Mini Color bulbs, named “Lifx Mini 01” and “LifxMini 03”, respectively.

I’m using the LifxLan Python library to interact with them. One thing that I have just noticed is that they are reporting different Product ids and firmware versions:

LIFX Mini 01
Host Firmware Build Timestamp: 1525930712000000000 (2018-05-10 05:38:32 UTC)
Host Firmware Build Version: 3.41
Wifi Firmware Build Timestamp: 0 (1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC)
Wifi Firmware Build Version: 0.0
Vendor: 1
Product: 49 (LIFX Mini)

LIFX Mini 03
Host Firmware Build Timestamp: 1522310830000000000 (2018-03-29 08:07:10 UTC)
Host Firmware Build Version: 3.4
Wifi Firmware Build Timestamp: 0 (1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC)
Wifi Firmware Build Version: 0.0
Vendor: 1
Product: 59 (LIFX Mini Color)

One reason why this interests me is that “Lifx Mini 01” has been decidedly squirrely lately: it becomes unreachable, even though I still see it on my network. I’ve had to reset it a few times; the last time I couldn’t seem to get it to go through the hardware reset, it stayed down for a couple of days and then just magically reappeared in my phone app, at which point it was then accessible from PC, ipad.

I edited the info above for brevity, but 01 is definitely a color bulb.

Thanks.

PS, ok, I just found the product list in another thread and apparently they are both NOT the same product. Not clear on what all the differences are.