Questions tagged [philips-hue]

For questions about the Philips Hue smart light bulbs and the software/hardware required to run them. Questions about the Philips Hue bridge and the switches provided are also within the scope of this tag.

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Do something when no motion detected in Hue

Is there a way to turn on a device (a hue smart plug in this case) when the hue motion sensor detects no more motion? We have a fan that is like to be on when the room is empty, but off if anyone ...
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Flush-mountable smart light remote switch - Replacement for Lutron Connected Bulb Remote?

The Lutron Connected Bulb Remote was a great little light switch that could be flush mounted in a US style switch plate for a professional look. It was discontinued in 2018 or so. Hue has the Smart ...
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Philips Hue App - out of home control sign-in problem

I am trying to control lights from outside using Hue app on my Android phone, but when I try logging in, by hitting 'log in' button under 'out of home control' under Settings, it takes me to an ...
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IFTTT Particle Photon Triggering Phillips Hue: Values Failing

I want a Particle Photon to trigger the IFTTT action of a Phillips Hue light changing brightness to either 0%, 25%, 50%, etc. The event seems to be triggering, but the brightness does not change as ...
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How to track cause of unexpected lighting changes?

I'm using a Philips Hue system with lights in my living room and bedroom. I'm using a v2.0 bridge that integrates with Apple Homekit, and I use a mix of triggers in both the Hue app and Homekit ...
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If I want to integrate Innr with home assistant, does there need to be a component for it?

So I bought some "Innr" products, namely zigbee bulbs and plugs. For my hub, I decided to go the raspberry pi + hass.io route. After I bought everything however, I noticed, that there is actually no ...
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Connect dumb lamp to Hue/Homekit without switch

I would like to connect a dumb lamp to my Hue/Homekit setup. The lamp is powered by G9 LEDs and, as far as I know, there are no G9 smart bulbs. I am also unable to exchange the physical wall switches....
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Traditional looking toggle switch that works with Hue (possibly through Alexa/google)?

New to this Hue madness, got a 4 pack with Hub. Enjoying the lights, not ready to start asking Google/Alexa to turn on my lights. I know Philips has a couple switches, but Im looking for something ...
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How to implement out-of-home when developing an IOT device?

I have a Raspberry Pi that tells you through web sockets and a sensor the amount of electricity you are spending in real time. I created an iPhone app as a front-end that basically just paints the ...
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How can I activate a IFTTT recipe when a Philips Hue movement sensor gets triggered?

I have a Philips Hue movement sensor who's job it is to shut the light on. In addition to a hue light bulb I have a lava lamp that's currently plugged into a IFTTT compatible WLAN smart sockets. ...
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Philips Hue Bridge resets to factory default after power loss

My problem is the following: I've set up my Philips Hue Bridge and everything works great. After a power failure, the bridge comes back to life but it appears to be reset to factory default settings....
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Smart light: change colour schedule

With Philips Hue or Yeelight you are able to create a schedule to turn on the light. I would like to set a timer to automatically change the light colour (i.e. before going to bed) only when the ...
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Philips Hue Out of home control won't log in

I have some Philips Hue bulbs and a Bridge set up in my house. When I am at home the Philips Hue App can connect to and control everything. However, when I am away from home (or simulate such by ...
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Running Philips Hue Entertainment with 3rd-party lightbulbs?

I bought this innr light bulb for my Hue system and it works just fine except for the fact that it isn't compatible with Hue Entertainment. As it turns out, no 3rd-party light bulbs are supported by ...
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Zigbee controlled signal routing?

I'm thinking of a possible way to allow Hue Bridge to command simple signal routing. I find myself rewiring my audio setup a lot and was about to just make a simple passive signal chooser dial box, ...
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Control Samsung Smart TV (Infrared Remote) via Hue / Zigbee?

Is there any possible way to remote control my Samsung Smart TV (which has an infrared remote) via my Philips Hue system, which communicates over Zigbee? It seems like ORVIBO is producing such stuff,...
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Do hue light bulbs remember your routines after a power outage?

Do hue light bulbs remember your daily routines after a power outage? I noticed, for example, that when I have a go to sleep routine running, and the lights are dimmed, if I accidentally turn them off ...
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Do Hue bulbs need to be connected to an Echo Plus directly?

I have a multi-Alexa setup at home. It's a three storey house, so an Echo Plus on the bottom floor and 2nd gen Echos on the other floors. The hue bulb that came with it worked fine when it was ...
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Can't connect Philips Hue Bridge with network

I have installed the Philips Hue Light Starter Kit (Bridge + 2 White Lamps). Yesterday this worked well and I could control it via App or Alexa. Today the Hue Bridge disconnected from network and I'm ...
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Can Philips Hue bulbs run schedules while the bridge is off?

I understand I need the Philips Hue Bridge to control Philips Hue lights. Let's say I set everything up and configure a light to go on/off on a schedule (turn on light in evening, turn off in ...
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Google Assistant Timer + Action with One Command

I'm trying to figure out a clever way to set a Google Home timer and perform another action in one command. I currently have a shortcut called "tea time" which sets a timer for my tea. I would really ...
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Is a 'chain reaction' of ZigBee bulbs being hacked feasible?

I recently saw this video, in which some students attached an 'attack kit' to a drone and flew it near office blocks. According to their paper: We managed to tie a fully autonomous attack kit ...
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Can I control Philips Hue lights locally using Samsung SmartThings?

SmartThings v2 Hubs can process some automations locally: Some preconfigured automations can run locally. Manual, on-demand control of a device or SmartApp through the SmartThings mobile app always ...
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How can I stop my Philips Hue bulbs resetting to full brightness after a power cut?

According to this comment on Reddit, Philips Hue bulbs reset to 100% brightness after any power interruption (e.g. a power cut, switching the physical light switch off then on, etc). This does seem ...
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Just got a Google Home - What smart hub(s) do I need? [duplicate]

I just got a Google Home, and I'm looking into setting up a smart home that I can control with voice commands via compatible services. But I have a few questions before I sink a bunch of money into ...
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How can I dim or turn off the light of the Philips Hue bridge itself?

I have a Philips Hue bridge 2.0 in the bedroom. At night the blue light from the Philips Hue bridge itself is way too bright for a bedroom. How can I dim or turn off the light of the Philips Hue ...
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Hue Dimmer Switch frequently "ignored" by the light

I've got multiple Hue White bulbs, multiple Dimmer switches and a second generation Hue hub. Sometimes, pressing a dimmer button doesn't result in the bulb reacting in any way. Sometimes I have to ...
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What voice commands for Philips Hue lamps does Amazon Echo offer?

I'm thinking about getting some Philips Hue lighting equipment. I'm thinking of something along the lines of this one as a starter kit. I already have an Echo Dot. The marketing buzz is great and both ...
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