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#141 BillOatman OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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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#143 BillOatman OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 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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