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#141 BillOatman ONLINE  

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:40 AM

Lots of hue experts here so I'll ask ... I currently have a room with multiple ceiling recessed floodlights all controlled by 1 dimmer switch (all direct, non-hue).  Rather than replace all of the bulbs with hue ones, what I would prefer to do is replace the switch with a hue one that takes commands from the bridge or from it's attached switch (a rocker is fine) and control the existing lights.

With a thin form factor like a standard US light switch.  

 

Anyone know of anything like this?  I know this wouldn't be particularly popular with Phillips as it cuts down on their smartbulb sales, but anything even aftermarket that's compatible?

 

I need this, but for Hue :)

 

https://www.smarthom...itch-white.html


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:00 PM

Lots of hue experts here so I'll ask ... I currently have a room with multiple ceiling recessed floodlights all controlled by 1 dimmer switch (all direct, non-hue).  Rather than replace all of the bulbs with hue ones, what I would prefer to do is replace the switch with a hue one that takes commands from the bridge or from it's attached switch (a rocker is fine) and control the existing lights.

With a thin form factor like a standard US light switch.  

 

Anyone know of anything like this?  I know this wouldn't be particularly popular with Phillips as it cuts down on their smartbulb sales, but anything even aftermarket that's compatible?

 

I need this, but for Hue :)

 

https://www.smarthom...itch-white.html

 

they dont make switches like that..   they only sell hue dimmer switches that control hue lights.    The white bulbs are pretty cheap now...   My theater room has like 6 white cans, and 3 color ones for the walkway...  the RGB hues really hit the pocket book lol...    if it didnt need to talk to a hue hub you could use zwave stuff... 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:55 AM

they dont make switches like that..   they only sell hue dimmer switches that control hue lights.    The white bulbs are pretty cheap now...   My theater room has like 6 white cans, and 3 color ones for the walkway...  the RGB hues really hit the pocket book lol...    if it didnt need to talk to a hue hub you could use zwave stuff... 

Yeah thanks.   I stopped into best buy and talked to a person who owns hue stuff and seemed knowledgeble and she checked around and there aren't even any 3rd party switches that work with the hue hub.  Phillips really wants you to keep buying bulbs I guess.  Insteon has one, and even GE does.  Ahhh well, maybe I'll have a look at making a Insteon plugin.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:45 AM

Yeah thanks. I stopped into best buy and talked to a person who owns hue stuff and seemed knowledgeble and she checked around and there aren't even any 3rd party switches that work with the hue hub. Phillips really wants you to keep buying bulbs I guess. Insteon has one, and even GE does. Ahhh well, maybe I'll have a look at making a Insteon plugin.


If you are even remotely serious about HA, I would not invest in Insteon. Look at Zwave.
Then you could upgrade your place over time. A cheap zwave hub (like Vera which also controls hue products) and a fifty dollar light switch (yep seems a bit expensive) is all you need.
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for the tip.  ZWave api seems to talk to the hub via a serial connection.  Been a long time since I have seen serial used, not sure my Emby server box even has a serial port :)


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 02:02 PM

Thanks for the tip. ZWave api seems to talk to the hub via a serial connection. Been a long time since I have seen serial used, not sure my Emby server box even has a serial port :)


:) Actually, zwave hubs use http API's. The hub communicates using serial to the different devices in the mesh network. :)
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Posted 23 May 2019 - 04:34 PM

:) Actually, zwave hubs use http API's. The hub communicates using serial to the different devices in the mesh network. :)

Do you have a link to their api's?  The only one I found referenced serial (OpenZwave).



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 04:59 PM

Check out Vera

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:02 PM

Yeah thanks.   I stopped into best buy and talked to a person who owns hue stuff and seemed knowledgeble and she checked around and there aren't even any 3rd party switches that work with the hue hub.  Phillips really wants you to keep buying bulbs I guess.  Insteon has one, and even GE does.  Ahhh well, maybe I'll have a look at making a Insteon plugin.

 

Actually, I just came across this...  So there has to be a 120v version... But if you notice the picture it says its good for 100-277 so who knows.

 

https://www.amazon.c...SubscriptionId=

 

So it looks like I was incorrect in my previous post, though hue doesnt sell wall switches as long as it it zibgee light link (ZLL) compatible it will work with a hue hub.

 

https://developers.m...-hue-ecosystem/


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:30 PM

Thanks I'll have a look!



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:11 PM

I took this source and made it operate off of scenes.  I also added a few other features.  It is now in open beta here:
https://emby.media/c...-mood-lighting/







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