Color Wheel

MSRP: $250.00
Janus Technology
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Version: 305
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Overview

Colour Wheel for Control4 is a unique driver from Janus technology providing a sleek, colourful, and intuitive web interface for Control4 RGB, RGBW and Tuneable White (WW) Lighting drivers.

Running as a service on any Control4 touchscreen supporting webview, this is more than just a driver, offering a totally new and hugely enriched user experience.

The screen is dominated by the spectacular colour wheel, which allows for the easy control of multiple lighting channels, adapting to type of light controller - RGB, RGBW, WW. There is support for 8 scenes per room, with on-screen visual scene colour indication, and simple selection. The interface complements the existing Control4 lighting screen, and is selectable from any T3 touch screen.

 

What’s New?

v305 – 11th February 2021

  • Added support for Fibaro RGBW drivers

v302 – 3rd December 2020

  • Colour Wheel on iOS! You can now access Colour Wheel from your iOS device via safari and save it to the home screen, making it even easier to control your coloured light fittings. (see FAQ for details).
  • Introducing Effects – Colour Wheel can now support up to 8 effects, such as run modes, colour fades and more! (See FAQ for full list of drivers that support effects).
  • Compatibility with the new KNX Coloured Lighting driver, which supports all KNX colour datapoint types - available here. Take advantage of this new driver FOR FREE on any site you have an active Colour Wheel license.

v300 – 12th August 2020

  • Compatibility with the new LiteWave wLightBox Colour Controller driver, available here. Take advantage of this new driver FOR FREE on any site you have an active Colour Wheel licence!
  • Compatibility with Nexlux Wi-Fi LED Strips, available here.
  • Introducing sorting – from within the webview experience, press on the sorting header to choose how to organise the compatible lights in your project.
  • Overhaul of underlying functionality to bring you a smoother user experience.

 

Driver Compatibility

The Colour Wheel driver itself is directly compatible with a number of existing lighting drivers, and the accompanying Enhanced Lighting Interface driver (available here) allows existing dimmers to group as RGB/RGBW/WW fixtures, making them compatible with Colour Wheel. 

The following systems are currently supported, and the list is constantly growing:

  • ArtNet DMX RGB/RGB-M (ExtraVeg, available from the C4 cloud)
  • Aurora AOne (coming soon!)
  • Collingwood (available here)
  • Converging Systems ILC-400C and ILC-100C (available from the C4 cloud)
  • Domaudeo RGBW (available here)
  • Fibaro RGBW (available from Control4)
  • KNX Coloured Lighting (available here)
  • LiteWave wLightBox (available here)
  • NexLux Wi-FI LED Strips (available here)
  • Nicolaudie (available here)
  • Philips Hue (available from the C4 cloud)
  • Rako Controls (Janus driver available here)
  • TP-Link (available here)
  • YeeLight (available here)
  • Lutron Homeworks QS (single channel RGB dimming)
  • Adeo DALI/DMX *
  • ArtNet DMX (ExtraVeg, NextGenTec) *
  • Clipsal C-Bus *
  • ColorBeam *
  • Control4 Centralised Lighting*
  • KNX *
  • Lutron Homeworks *
  • Lutron QS *
  • Rako (Control4, ExtraVeg drivers) *

 

FAQ

What interfaces does it work on?

Colour Wheel appears where you have placed it via navigator (for OS2, it will also appear under the Services menu).

Currently, Colour Wheel and other webview drivers are only available on T3 screens, and not on iOS / Android Apps due to limitations set by Control4.

You can also view the interface from any browser, by navigating to the following URL, substituting in the IP address of your main processor;

http://<controller_ip>/driver/janus_colour_wheel_dc/dist

 

Can I use Colour Wheel from my phone/tablet?

You can! Ensuring that your device is on the same local network as your Control4 processor, in your device's native browser navigate to http://<controller_ip>/driver/janus_colour_wheel_dc/dist to access the Colour Wheel interface.

For iOS devices, you can favourite this web page to your home screen by tapping the upload icon, then tapping Add to Home Screen.

WARNING due to web page caching on iOS, after updating Colour Wheel you must either re-create this favourite or restart your device to access the new updates from your iOS device.

 

Which drivers support effects?

Effects via Colour Wheel utilises custom commands on the dimmer drivers. The current list of drivers that support effects are:

  • ArtNet DMX RGB / RGB-M (ExtraVeg, available from the C4 cloud)
  • Aurora AOne RGB (coming soon!)
  • LiteWave wLightBox RGB/RGBW (available here)
  • Philips Hue coloured lights (available from the C4 cloud)

If you want to use effects with a driver that currently doesn’t have any in Colour Wheel, please contact us quoting the driver name and download link and we will be happy to add support quickly!

 

What do I need to install?

The main driver to install is the Colour Wheel WebView – this provides the webview interface and automatically scans your system for compatible lights.

With the exception of Enhanced Lighting Interface, you should set up your compatible drivers in the usual way described in their documentation.

For Enhanced Lighting Interface compatible drivers, you should add 1 instance of Enhanced Lighting Interface for each light fixture you have.
From there, you need to set the properties Colour Mode to describe the type of this fixture (RGB/RGBW/WW), and use the device selectors to link the correct channels to the existing dimmer drivers.

 

Can I place Colour Wheel within the lights experience menu?

Unfortunately, the Control4 UI prohibits devices that are not specifically light drivers from appearing within the lights experience menu.

Colour Wheel can, be shown alongside Comfort, Listen, Security and Watch. This can be customised from the room navigator interface in composer.

For systems running OS3, you can also favourite Colour Wheel to the room by pressing and holding on the UI icon from a T3 touch panel.

 

Will you be supporting more lights in the future?

If you want to use a driver with Colour Wheel that isn’t currently supported, please contact us quoting the driver name and download link and we will be happy to add support quickly!

 

How do I get my wLightBox licence after purchasing Colour Wheel?

The process is automatic! Once you add a Colour Wheel licence to a project, this will enable both your Colour Wheel and wLightBox drivers immediately.

 

How do I get my KNX Coloured Lighting licence after purchasing Colour Wheel?

The process is automatic! Once you add a Colour Wheel licence to a project, this will enable both your Colour Wheel and KNX drivers immediately.

 

 

Driver Download (Control4_Colour_Wheel_v305_DriverCentral.zip, 2,443 Kb) [Download]

Enhanced Lighting Interface (Control4_EnhancedLightingInterface_v124_DriverCentral.zip, 206 Kb) [Download]

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CHANGE LOG
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Colour Wheel for Control4 driver
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v305 Date 11-02-2021
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Fibaro

ENHANCEMENTS
- When navigators are refreshed, the project is re-interrogated

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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v304 Date 08-02-2021
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added effects functionality for Collingwood Lighting
- Removed support for Lutron single-channel RGB, which is now supported via Enhanced Lighting Interface

ENHANCEMENTS
- Improved communications protocol for Nicolaudie, Collingwood and Rako

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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v303 Date 21-12-2020
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for KNX Coloured Lighting tunable white

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where getting the current light levels would crash if the light driver has not started up correctly
- Fixed issue where variable listeners for single-channel Lutron RGB would not be removed when no longer needed
- Hidden lights are now persisted through a driver reboot

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v302 Date 03-12-2020
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for KNX Coloured Lighting
- Added effects functionality for Aurora AOne RGBW
- Added effects functionality for ArtNet DMX RGB and RGB-M
- Added effects functionality for LiteWave wLightBox Colour Controller
- Added effects functionality for Philips Hue Colour drivers

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added new icons for iOS and android webpage favourites
- Improved style formatting for iOS devices
- White level is now stored and recalled in scenes for RGBW drivers
- Switching between RGB and Warm White views will keep devices that support both selected

BUG FIXES
- Fixed an issue where a corrupt driver configuration would crash the webview
- Fixed issue where enhanced lighting interface drivers would sometimes appear without a room name or manufacturer
- Light colour and brightness now updates on one T3 screen a short time after it is changed from another

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v301 Date 23-10-2020
BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue preventing control of multiple lights at once

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v300 Date 17-08-2020
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for LiteWave wLightBox RGB/RGBW drivers
- Added support for NexLux Light Strip (RGB and Hue)

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added a 'sort by' option in the lights sidebar
- Select a sort category title to select all lights in that category
- Overhaul of the underlying functionality to vastly improve operation

BUG FIXES
- Fixed bug where WW lights would not show their colour at first following Colour Wheel reinitialising

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v210 Date 09-04-2020
BUG FIXES
- Added RGBW support for Domaudeo RGB Group (no scene) driver that was previously missed

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v209 Date 02-04-2020
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added RGBW support for Domaudeo RGB drivers

BUG FIXES
- Fixed a bug where slider commands would send twice

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v208 Date 03-03-2020
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Lutron Homeworks QS single-proxy dimmer via its default RGB colour space
- Added property to enable discovery of Lutron Homeworks QS dimmers (default NO)

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v207 Date 07-01-2020
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Philips Hue Lamp Group Brightness

BUG FIXES
- Minor bug fixes

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v206 Date 29-10-2019
BUG FIXES
- Minor bug fixes

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v204 Date 10-10-2019
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for ArtNet DMX RGB/RGB-M drivers by ExtraVeg

ENHANCEMENTS
- Improved current colour feedback

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v203 Date 09-10-2019
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for TP-Link LB-XXXX Smart Wifi Bulbs

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added action to reset touch screen cache

BUG FIXES
- Fixed bug where the webview would crash if a selected light was removed from the Control4 project

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v202 Date 12-09-2019
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for Aurora AOne Smart Lighting

ENHANCEMENTS
- Changed warning that the driver only works on T3 touch panels

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v201 Date 30-07-2019
BUG FIXES
- Corrected typos in the user guide
- Fixed YeeLight not appearing in the Warm White menu

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v200 Date 29-07-2019
DRIVER COMPATIBILITY
- Added support for YeeLight Smart LED Bulbs
- Added support for Converging Systems ILC-400C and ILC-100C LED drivers (RGB/RGBW only)
- Added support for Domaudeo RGB and Tunable White driver suite

ENHANCEMENTS
- Connection from Colour Wheel interface to the C4 processor re-established if lost
- Press on the light type header to toggle select all/none
- Press and hold on a light to get the option to hide it from the view
- Feedback from single-proxy hue scale dimmers processed
- Updated documentation to describe how to access Colour Wheel in Control4 v3.0

BUG FIXES
- Fixed bug where the view would default to RGB even if only CT dimmers were present

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v120 Date 19-07-2019
- Server port re-assigned to avoid conflict with Intercom Anywhere

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v118 Date 03-06-2019
- Fixed icon not displaying in v3.0
- Added favicon

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v117 Date 24-05-2019
- Created a 2nd version of the driver for use with DriverCentral
- Added option to select 'device scenes' for supported drivers
- Improved project interrogation efficiency
- Updated websocket library to allow for larger packets
- Revamped documentation

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v116 Date 26-04-2019
- Updated icon

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v115 Date 04-04-2019
- Changed the way driver gets the controller IP

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v114 Date 29-03-2019
- Added MAC address property

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v113 Date 19-03-2019
- Fixed react version issue that appeared on hc-800 controllers
- Added support for NicoLaudie Stick DE3

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v111 Date 08-03-2019
- Added compatability with the Philips Hue drivers 'Single Lamp White Warmth (V3)',
'Lamp Group White Warmth' and 'Lamp Group Full Colour'
- Setting a scene from Colour Wheel also sets the scene also sets the scene/preset
in the proxy driver for 3rd-party dimmers (if available)
- Added an action to synchronise scenes in 3rd-party dimmers (if available)

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v110 Date 26-02-2019
- Added UI icon

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v109 Date 14-02-2019
- Fixed bug where ExtraVeg Philips Hue 4-fader v2 driver was not detected
- Fixed bug causing a project interrogation to retrieve the wrong name for 3rd party
colour dimmers
- Changed visual feedback white level to reduce darkness for low white levels

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v108 Date 04-02-2019
- Only the relevant tabs (RGB/RGBW and/or White Warmth) are shown in the webview

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v107 Date 17-01-2019
- Added support for Adeo SGDD HSV Dimmer
- Added an action to rebuild the webview

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v106 Date 14-01-2019
- Added FAQ to documentation

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v105 Date 04-01-2019
- Increased demo period to 2 hours

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v104 Date 19-12-2018
- Added compatibility with the newly created Proxy Interface drivers

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v103 Date 29-11-2018
- Added compatibility with the newly created Proxy Interface drivers

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v103 Date 29-11-2018
- Changed visual feedback brightness to reduce colour darkness for low brightnesses,
allowing easier identification of low-brightness colours
- Added event listener that looks for driver name changes to update displayed webview
name (interface drivers only - Janus-created drivers have a customisable property to
define this name)

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v102 Date 16-11-2018
- Added interface functionality directly in to webview

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v101 Date 06-11-2018
- Added compatibility with dual RGB-CT and RGBW-CT lights

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v100 Date 05-11-2018
- Initial full release

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