I’ve searched the forum but could not find answers for the following questions, but first my setup:
- Philips Hue lights, 5 bulbs & 1 light strip, controlled by Homey using the Hue app from Sebastian Johansson (all recognized as they should)
- Innr light bulbs RB165, 5 pcs.
– -- 1 via Homey Zigbee (The default Homey zigbee functionality app made by @Athom, the bulb is recognized as “Innr RB 165”)
– -- 1 via Hue app made by @Sebastian_Johansson available on the app store of Homey, (the Bulb is recognized as “Unknown ZigBee device” and working)
– -- 1 via the Innr app made by @Martin_Brasse available on the app store of Homey. (The bulb is recognized as Innr RB 165, and working fine)
– -- 2 remaining bulbs are not yet installed, pending answers or enlightening from you fine folks.
Now the questions:
1: All the apps (3 in total) are running on Homey (Default and 3rd party) so no bridge. Are all the bulbs on the same Zigbee Mesh Network, since they are all controlled by Homey?
2: None of the apps (default and 3rd party) or Homey seems to register the status of the bulb when it is turned on or off manually using the wall switch. Is there a way to have these apps (or Homey as controller) poll the lights, lets say every 5 minutes?
The reason for this request/insight is that I have lamps turned on by “certain individuals” who are less inclined to turn the light off when they leave a room. So I would like the light go off automagically after a set time.
note: The Hue Bridge was capable to notify Homey the status of a light, even when it was turned on or off manually using the wall switch.
note 2: By the wall switch I mean the common switch installed connected to the mains and available in virtually every house to control the lights in a room.
Many thanks in advance for any insight you can give.