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Hue bulb without hue hub?

#1

Hello
As the title suggests, can Homey control Hue stuff without a Hue hub???
Cheers

#2

yes

#3

Thanks. How? I tried to find a bulb and it complained about not having a hue hub.

#5

I think you installed the wrong app. There are two apps currently in the store. One from Athom and one from the community. If you want them to control them directly with homey intead of using the hub you need to repair them. Here is how:

Hue lights are also resettable with the round Hue remote (i.e. Living colors gen 2 Remote). Delete the specific light in the official iOS Hue app. Then turn on the power of the specific light. Then press the on button and the one dot button on the remote simultaneously, while holding the remote near the light. The light will blink and has been reset. You can now add the light to Homey.

NOTE: If the bulbs have been used with a bridge, or bought as a package with bridge, prior to connecting them directly to Homey. You will need to reset the bulb with the Philips Hue bridge before being able to add them. You can also reset the bulb with a Philips Hue Remote (8718696743157).

#6

Sorry. I see your reply was a link. Thanks. Trying now :slight_smile:

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#7

So I got somewhere, but no functionality. I bought a dimmer / bulb pair off amazon so I can just have a go at the lighting thing. What I found was this:
I can pair the bulb and dimmer switch to each other over and again with dimmer resets (setup button pressed for 10 seconds)
I can put the dimmer with Homey using the zigbee app but when I go into the device it says “No available controls…”
When the dimmer is paired with Homey, I can’t pair it with the bulb.
No matter what I do (paired with dimmer or not) I can’t pair the bulb with Homey.
Does anyone have any advice please?
Many thanks.

#8

I believe the dimmer has no options per se.

You just use flows to control the actions

So add the dimmer to Homey and set a flow to do whatever action you want…

That may be on that matching bulb or any other because you are just applying actions through flows.

Add the bulb to Homey and then you can pair the flow action to that bulb…

#9

Ah, that makes sense. I guess if I made a flow I would have seen that.
The problem I have is I can’t pair the bulb with Homey and if the dimmer is paired with Homey I can’t pair it with the bulb. Catch 22.

#10

Did you reset the bulb using the procedure explained in post #2? I did not have any pairing problems with any of my hue bulbs after resetting them

#11

Dont pair The dimmer and Bulb together. Reset them both and the pair them with homey. After that make flows between the dimmer and the bulb.

reset the bulb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvlEAELiJKs

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#12

Thanks both for the recent replies.
I’ve gone and re read the un-pairing of the bulb and I thought I had the wrong dimmer. Not sure why!
Anyway, will try the in pairing procedure tonight and hopefully get it all running.
Many thanks

#13

Just to confirm, all sorted. The unpairing procedure via the dimmer switch then sparked the pairing with the Homey into life.
Issue resolved. Thanks all for your help.

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#14

Edit: found these threads that seem to answer my question

When you refer to the dimmer, is this the Hue dimmer switch?

I’m planning an experiment to utilise the Fibaro dimmer 2’s that are behind my 3-way momentary switches to see if they’ll work with Hue bulbs in some way so that I can continue my WAF switches on the walls but also have Hue bulbs controlled via Alexa and ‘an app’ for RGB etc.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep at least on/off at the wall switch and possibly dimming. But also then have the superb dimming ability of the Hue bulbs, Alexa, and RGB via Homey

Knowing that Hue bulbs always need power, I was wondering if anybody had experience of this? I’m presuming the ‘dimmer’ above is a Hue one so might not be the right thread for this

#15

IN my experience, the hue blubs do not like the fibaro dimmers … not at all not recommended, its got to do with the way they (smart bulbs) work.

You either need to use a normal bulb with a fibaro dimmer, or you can use a hue bulb with a fibaro dual switch2.

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