Upgrade Mitras LX6 clusters similar to LX7 clusters

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  1. Matthias Gross

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    If I upgrade my 6100HV's, will the only difference between the result and the LX7 be the lack of wifi and PBT on my units? I can accomplish wireless connectivity between the 6100HV (with new leds) and my profilux 3.1EX if I add the PLM-PWC card, right?
     
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    You may connect the lights wirelessly to your P3/P4 via the PWC card, correct, this wireless connection is NOT IP based for your computer/GCC/MyGHL to program though. For that, you'll still use USB cable. If you're going to connect to a ProfiLux controller, essentially the MyGHL feature is not required.
     
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    Thanks Marco. I don't understand - even if I connect the Mitras to the Profilux 3.1 wirelessly using the PLM-PWC, are you saying I won't be able to control the lights through GCC unless I also connect my PC to the LX6 with a USB cable?

    Also, do I understand correctly that if I upgrade the 6100HV's, the only new features of the LX7 that will be missing are the wifi and PBT features?
     
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    I apologize, i should've been more clear.

    The LX7's; once you join them to your WiFi network, you can utilize GCC via network to control, adjust settings, push schedule, base hardware changes (fan/temp/HO/HE/PBT)etc. this is only possible on the LX7's due to the additional WiFi chipsets that are not on the LX6 platform.

    The LX6's(and LX7's) can be added to and controlled by a ProfiLux controller via the PLM-PWC add-on card.
    In this case, you will connect to your ProfiLux controller and simply make Illumination channel changes, and push to the light.
    However for base hardware changes, such as fan, temp, HO/HE Output mode, you will still need to connect to the light direct via USB.


    As for the difference between LX6/LX7 the cluster upgrades will get you the UV channel, but as you mentioned PBT, WiFi, any additional efficiency/power benefits are chassis functions of the LX7's and will not be established by the cluster upgrades.
     
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    Excellent summary Marco, thank you.

    I've ordered enough of the upgrade kits to fully convert two LX6's, and will see what I think before deciding to do with my other two. I like the idea of reusing the base platform, even if I don't get wifi or PBT. On the other hand, the PBT feature sounds very cool, so maybe I'll replace two of my LX6's with LX7's - is it ok to mix the two models on the same profilux controller with a PLM-PWC card (will GCC treat them as all the same types of slave?).

    Last question, if you can answer: the website says "preorder", but I have seen posts where people are happy after receiving their LEDS so I assume you are shipping now? This was a limited production run, right, so how many do you have left?
     
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    US Distribution has not yet received it's pre-order batch, but should be coming soon. I believe the ones that we've seen posted were ordered direct from Germany. :)
     
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    Ah, ok. Thanks!

    What about mixing lx6 + lx7 on same install - is that ok?
     
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    We don't recommend it.
    You will not be able to program a different program(difference in light channels) based on device. So your lights would look significantly different as one has a UV in place of a White 4400K. If you're blasting White at 80% in your project, you'd have UV blasting at the same % on the LX7's.
     
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    Sorry, I meant mixing an LX7 with an LX6 after upgrading to the new LEDs ... all channels should be the same, right?
     
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    Did you ever get an answer to this. I want to add a new unit to my 4 6300's and wondering if I can add an lx7 instead of buying a new lx6 and then new pucks which would be more expensive.
     
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    Shipping LX6200 with LX7 similar LED clusters already built-in:
    Yes, we can do this on request, please contact GHL USA or GHL Germany directly.
     
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