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What voice commands for Philips Hue lamps does Amazon Echo offer?

Alexa supports adding functionality via Skills, which are not unlike mobile apps, but add voice functionality for your Echo device. The Philips Hue FAQ for Amazon Alexa contains a rather brief ...
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How can I dim or turn off the light of the Philips Hue bridge itself?

Unfortunately you have to cover it (black gaffa tape is effective) or position it in a room where this doesn't bother you. I also find it frustrating that TV's, blu-ray players, power extension 4-...
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Can Philips Hue bulbs run schedules while the bridge is off?

Nice question, love it! I've found some information on reddit. Someone asked, [I am] wondering what happens if my network goes out. Can the lights and switches operate without the Bridge? The ...
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How can I dim or turn off the light of the Philips Hue bridge itself?

The Philips Hue developers have confirmed that this is not possible. Just like most routers, the LED status lights are not togglable by the user; instead, you will either have to put the bridge ...
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How can I dim or turn off the light of the Philips Hue bridge itself?

While Aurora's answer states that the status LEDs cannot be toggled by the user, it is not completely clear whether only the manufacturer firmware does not support this toggling or if the LEDs are ...
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Do hue light bulbs remember your routines after a power outage?

The Hue lights automatically turn on following a power outage, this is regarded as a safety feature. Your routine ought to be stored and should resume at the next switching point.
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Philips Hue App - out of home control sign-in problem

Probably an old Android version on the phone. You need Android version 7.0 or higher. With Philips Hue app version 3.30 or higher. 3.30 is automatically installed by Google Play depending on the ...
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Philips Hue Out of home control won't log in

It was a port issue on my network. I found a Reddit post which mentioned UPnP and having Port 80 available on the router. I have a Windows Home Server running on my network which opens up Port 80 ...
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Do Hue bulbs need to be connected to an Echo Plus directly?

The Hue bulb must be connected to the Echo Plus itself. Philips Hue bulbs communicate using a protocol called ZigBee (as explained in a little more detail here). The Echo Plus has a built-in radio/...
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Control Samsung Smart TV (Infrared Remote) via Hue / Zigbee?

The Logitech Harmony Hub is a smart hub that can control devices via infrared (like your TV remote), and is compatible with Alexa. It doesn't work via ZigBee, though — it connects via Wi-Fi to your ...
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Hue Dimmer Switch frequently "ignored" by the light

I have seen this behaviour when my hub was located next to my wireless router. One of the antenna sleeves on the router came off and disrupted communications to the hub from my lights & dimmer ...
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What voice commands for Philips Hue lamps does Amazon Echo offer?

To add to the previous answers, the Echo is not able to set lights to a specific colour, but it can: "Turn on/off {specific light} or {room} or {Echo group}" "Set {light} to 50%" "Turn on {scene} ...
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How can I dim or turn off the light of the Philips Hue bridge itself?

Late to this but I thought I'd add for the less technical who find this post. This might sound silly after the technical hacks. I just made a cover out of card which fit over the bridge (actually I ...
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Is a 'chain reaction' of ZigBee bulbs being hacked feasible?

The "chain reaction" idea is definitely realistic. In fact, the infamous Mirai botnet is an example of such chain reaction, spreading like a fire with no effort from the original creators. What ...
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Philips Hue App - out of home control sign-in problem

I had the same problem. Download the .apk from the internet and install it. https://philips-hue.apk.gold/android-6.0 That should solve your issue.
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How to implement out-of-home when developing an IOT device?

You can (should) use a lightweight machine to machine protocol like MQTT which is designed for this purpose. Documentation is sufficient and you can find a suitable library for a variety of ...
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How to track cause of unexpected lighting changes?

Here's one way to get some info from your bridge. When an app sends commands to the bridge, it uses a unique id. A whitelist of these ids is kept in the bridge, along with the time each id was ...
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Connect dumb lamp to Hue/Homekit without switch

There are products like the Sonoff range that when flashed with the Tasmota firmware can emulate a Hue Bridge which might work, but this issue implies native HomeKit support is unlikely. But once you ...
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How can I stop my Philips Hue bulbs resetting to full brightness after a power cut?

@Helmar 's comment is quite good for a workaraound : You should monitor power outage. Monitoring power outage is starting to become recurrent here and it is critical to see if there was an intrusion ...
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Google Assistant Timer + Action with One Command

You could use the competitor Stringify which supports subsequent actions as well as conditions in their rule engine. This rule for example does three actions: WHEN I say "OK Google, tell Stringify ...
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Is a 'chain reaction' of ZigBee bulbs being hacked feasible?

Disclaimer: some of the content is conjecture A summary of the experiment is described in the introduction (page 2). The claim is in bold: Our initial discovery was that the Atmel stack has a ...
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Can I control Philips Hue lights locally using Samsung SmartThings?

If Internet connection is lost, BUT electricity is still on AND hub has battery working ok you may have chances to succeed. Since ZigBee connection is there you may have connection between hub and ...
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Google Assistant Timer + Action with One Command

Google Assistant recently added the ability to execute multiple commands in a shortcut, which solves this problem for me. I was able change my "tea time" shortcut to look like: "Set a 4 minute ...
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Do something when no motion detected in Hue

The Three Times is a Charm formula from Hue Labs appears to be the answer (emphasis mine): Imagine you’re relaxing on the couch watching your favorite series, and suddenly the lights turn off because ...
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Smart light: change colour schedule

Of course there is, the platform is called IFTTT. Here is the link where it allows you to use the Hue: IFTTT & Hue
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If I want to integrate Innr with home assistant, does there need to be a component for it?

TL;DR: Innr Zigbee light works with Home Assistant. The long version: As with any other Zigbee light, there are two ways to connect it with Home Assistant: Pair the innr light with a Zigbee hub that ...
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Traditional looking toggle switch that works with Hue (possibly through Alexa/google)?

It looks like there are quite a few switches under the Friends of Hue range which have exactly the style you're looking for, instead of the more unusual switches like this one in the Hue range. ...
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Zigbee controlled signal routing?

A two-way switch needs a simple on-off signal, a four way switch needs two on-off signals at a minimum (of course, you could also use 4 on-off switches for 4 wires, and that would allow two switches ...
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Zigbee controlled signal routing?

Zigbee can work on analog signals. I have interfaced an LDR sensor to one zigbee and sent the data wirelessly to other zigbee which is connected to the arduino uno. On, uno i received the LDR sensor ...
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Is the Philips Hue Bridge a per-person or per-household device?

Per household. Local discovery of the hub by the app is done on the LAN. There is expected to be a level of trust between users with access to the local network
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