Philips Hue Lighting - owners thread

Philips Hue Lighting - owners thread

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Digger

12,279 posts

158 months

Thursday 26th November 2015
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Oakey said:
I have the new hub, 2 white bulbs and I've connected two living colours. All works great, I can communicate with Hue remotely when away from home, however, I cannot get IFTTT to work. It's been authorised in MeetHue, I see it in the list of apps, the bulbs all appear on IFTTT when creating recipes but whenever I test nothing happens. Anyone have a solution?
When you "Test Recipe" nothing actually happens with the lights, for me anyway. Hopefully when you activate the recipe they should work.

I have a few recipes set up which include, On at Sunset, and Flash when a txt is received.

Oakey

26,199 posts

183 months

Thursday 26th November 2015
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Digger said:
When you "Test Recipe" nothing actually happens with the lights, for me anyway. Hopefully when you activate the recipe they should work.

I have a few recipes set up which include, On at Sunset, and Flash when a txt is received.
Funnily enough I just logged in to IFTTT and checked the one I set up to blink a light when it rains. It actually worked which surprised me, unfortunately when trying to test that one again and other recipes nothing is happening again.

Digger

12,279 posts

158 months

Thursday 26th November 2015
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Don't you have any windows?!

Might prove more reliable. biggrin

Oakey

26,199 posts

183 months

Thursday 26th November 2015
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That's just the one I was testing, the aim was to have it turn on the lights at sunset, etc but nothing ever triggers. I've had a successful test three times but it's not consistent.

Digger

12,279 posts

158 months

Thursday 26th November 2015
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Just wondering. Once you've set up ifttt, go in to your Hue app, Settings, My App, does it still say you're logged in to my Hue?

Oakey

26,199 posts

183 months

Thursday 26th November 2015
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It is. Sometimes I turn the recipe off in IFTTT then turn it back on and run a test and it works. Then nothing happens again.

Digger

12,279 posts

158 months

Thursday 26th November 2015
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Activate the one with flashing lights for a txt message and send yourself text messages. Leave at least a couple of minutes after receiving your own txt.

MrOrange

1,940 posts

220 months

Friday 27th November 2015
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My IFTTT "lights on a dusk" recipe had recently failed to work so maybe there is a recent problem connecting IFTTT to Hue

Oakey

26,199 posts

183 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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Apparently the latest firmware locks out third party bulbs

Magic919

14,126 posts

168 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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It's more that you can't add any further 'untested' third party bulbs.

Magic919

14,126 posts

168 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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My dimmer has just arrived. Nice piece of kit.

marctwo

3,666 posts

227 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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Magic919 said:
It's more that you can't add any further 'untested' third party bulbs.
Great timing. I just tried to add some Osram Lightify bulbs mad

Magic919

14,126 posts

168 months

Tuesday 15th December 2015
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Osram mention it on their website. Hopefully it'll get sorted. It'll be that or hacked firmware.

murphster

143 posts

225 months

Monday 28th December 2015
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Do these lights still work if the wifi is down? I.e can I just get them to turn on like a conventional light? Or is this just a downside to using these types of lights?

Edited by murphster on Monday 28th December 07:45

Magic919

14,126 posts

168 months

Monday 28th December 2015
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If you turn off and on their power source, they come on. In theory the Hue dimmer will still work, but I haven't tested it. You could also control them via the app or website using mobile data.

murphster

143 posts

225 months

Monday 28th December 2015
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Magic919 said:
If you turn off and on their power source, they come on. In theory the Hue dimmer will still work, but I haven't tested it. You could also control them via the app or website using mobile data.
Perfect - Thanks!

Mattt

16,642 posts

185 months

Monday 28th December 2015
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If the wifi is down - i.e. Your home broadband then the bridge won't have connectivity either to the app/website.

DSLiverpool

12,934 posts

169 months

Friday 8th January 2016
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Just picked up a B22 starter pack for £59 (3 bulbs) from Currys - looking forward to having a play with it.

How do I know if its the latest bridge or not its round with 3 leds

GuyW

991 posts

170 months

Friday 8th January 2016
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DSLiverpool said:
Just picked up a B22 starter pack for £59 (3 bulbs) from Currys - looking forward to having a play with it.

How do I know if its the latest bridge or not its round with 3 leds
The old Bridge is round, the newer homekit compatible one is square.

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DSLiverpool

12,934 posts

169 months

Friday 8th January 2016
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Ta - I have an old one but for the price the bulbs were worth it, its for one room and I was going to buy wifi plugs until I saw this.