[APP] Philips Hue by Athom

Rebooting homey did the trick

Has anyone gotten the Philips Hue Wall Switch Module to work in Homey?

My Switch module is set up as a push button in Hue and not a rocker button. When I include the module in Homey, it is set by default to type=rocker and I can’t find anywhere I can change this.

I have 3 Hue bridges run on 2 different networks (2 on home network, 1 on office network). I want to keep these networks separated, but I would like to control both networks with the Hue Homey-app.

  1. Is there a way to get the 3 bridges over 2 different networks running in 1 Homey app?
  2. For that I probably need to set all 3 bridges to be controlled remotely. But at the moment I seem to only be able to allow 1 bridge (per account) to be managed remotely. Anyone knows a fix/workaround?
  3. If the above is currently not possible; are there more people in need of these features?

Isn’t it possible to use a vpn to the office lan from your router? Maybe this way you can present office bridge as a local bridge.

ANyone???

Or can someone tell me that its working right and the problem is only at my setup?

I think I’ve had that as couple of times but not enough to worry me. Also fairly sure that when it has happened it’s when I have used Homey to set the colour and not Hue. Seems to report accurately when I use Hue to set colour which I do most of the time

The problem is that i want to use Zone Memory App voor Homey | Homey this app. But if the homey doesn’t read the right settings the app wont work correctly. The problem is in the Athom hue app.

I have contacted the homey support but there service is very limited. ;-(

I found that app very difficult to make work for Hue lamps, lots of variables to read and depending on when it reads them it may not get the ones displayed. Have a look through the thread for that app if you haven’t already, there is advice on rates for reapplying variables as they can’t all be sent at once. There is also mention in other threads about how commands are sent to hue devices, I think part of the problem is how Homey communicates with Hue and it’s Hues api. Also pretty sure I’ve read about that changing

Hi everyone. In view of the comments in the last 2 - 3 months about Homey Pro and Philips Hue. Is it a good idea to invest in new Hue hardware? (Until now I do not have Hue in my system) I am considering to buy a few Light strips Plus v4 (basis) which I want to add in some advanced flows. Thanks in advance. Best regards, Jan

I have nearly 90 Hue lamps and 5 sensors, all connected to Homey via 2 Hue hubs… And as long as you set up your flows to use Hue scenes, it is excellent. I can’t imagine anything else working better

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Unless you’re looking for a setup that doesn’t require spending €500 on 3 different devices that are each running their own configuration just to control some lights and sensors :stuck_out_tongue:

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They are very easy to set up and interact with Homey and flows perfectly. Light response, seemingly no matter how many lights, its near instantaneous. Using hue sensors to trigger non hue devices works grand as well

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Thanks Philip. Then I will also make the jump :wink: (despite the money involved)

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There are comments in other threads about difficulties in using many lights of Hue or other brands via Homey and not a hub where the responsiveness is slow and not always as desired. Using the Hue app on your phone, set up whatever scenes you want and give them a name. Homey can see the names and then the scenes are set via the Hue hub. That way they work reliably. My kitchen has 3 Hue strips and 24 Hue spots and they all respond as one. It’s brilliant. Added to that the Hue app itself is excellent

And since Advanced Flows have started, and I’ve redone a lot of flows to use them, Homey response time to hue sensors has improved

I’m sure that it will be improved a lot compared to Homey’s rather limited Zigbee implementation, but at least for me personally, there are better working (and cheaper, and less limited) solutions.

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