Step 1 – After opening the app, click on Bluetooth from the menu. The app will begin a search for LCW bluetooth items in range. This app will only show LCW Props products.
Step 2 – Find the item that you want to connect to. The bluetooth name should be on the back of the panel. Hint: The SKU number of the prop is embedded in the name of the bluetooth chip. It will be the number directly after the “LCW#” in the name.
Click on the chip that you want to connect to. You’ll see the checkbox selected once you are connected. Give it a second or two, it may take a moment to form the connection.
Step 3 – After you are connected you’ll see the checkbox selected and the “Connection Status” in the menu will show that it has been connected.
Next, click on the “LED Controller” button from the menu.
The props have been rigged with RGB led’s. You can adjust the color sliders to choose the color you’d like the buttons to light up.
The default color in this case is red as the Red value is set to 255.
Using The Range
Range is a way to set any individual LED to any specific color or blink style. The range will be topped at the preset amount of LED’s on that specific prop. Create your range, like a printer would print pages. You can select all, (using the example image below), 1-15. You can also select 1-5,7, 9,12 to only change those specific lights.
This is an easy way to reference custom ranges that you have created in the past. You can scroll through all of the ranges you have created and load one by clicking on it.
*Note: If you leave the main page or disconnect, these will be lost
Using The Color Picker
You can press and drag on the color picker to set the color you want. You can also slide the individual sliders. You can also dim colors by sliding their channels down. Ex: To create a dimmer red, lower the value from 255 to 150.
*White is only for RGBW style LED’s. To get white with RGB lights the red, green and blue channels need to be set to 255.
Toggle Mode (Elevator Panels)
Toggle Mode is great for elevator panels. You can turn all lights on or off, or simply one light at a time.
*When entering Toggle Mode, all lights turn off by default.
*The lights will be colored based on your choice in the color picker in the main page.
At the time of this tutorial, there are 15 different lighting styles coded in. Each one serves a different purpose. Besides the obvious ones, play around until you find the style that you like. Remember, each LED can have it’s own color and own style.
This is a setting , in milliseconds (10-2550), where you can speed up or slow down the following styles: Steady Blink, Ping Pong, & Equalizer.
Much like a DMX controller, you can create and save different lighting scenes. These can be minute changes or complete overhauls. You can name, save and load your different scenes here.
Advanced (Admins Only)
Default Settings loads the original chip defaults
Color Order is where you can change different light ordering protocols
Scripts is a high level way to set light styles, colors, ranges, etc.