I have recently purchased a Homey and I am now setting up all my lamps in the house. I noticed when switching on/off multiple specific lamps in a flow, it will turn them on/off one by one. This is very noticeable, especially when for example the kitchen consists of 10 Hue GU10 spots.
This happens when using a card per lamp to turn it on/off using the Hue Zigbee app
This also happens when using a card per lamp to turn it on/off using the Hue app (so it is still using the hue bridge).
This also happens when using one card to switch on all lamps in a zone regardless if those lamps are connected through Hue Zigbee or Hue app using bridge.
This does NOT happen when using one card for Hue app that turns on/off a group/room in the hue bridge. In this case ALL lights will go on at once at the exact same time.
I also tried all this with using a delay of 1 sec, but without any luck.
Now my questions are:
Is there any way to not use the Hue app/bridge to switch all lights on/off at the exact same time? Ideally I would like to get rid of the hue bridge and set everything up only in Homey. If not possible, then I would have to put all my lamps in the hue bridge and all my sensors and remotes directly in Homey (otherwise the polling time would be really annoying).
Would it be possible to achieve this via HomeyScript? I have a programming background, but I have no experience with HomeyScript. I guess scripting lamps to go on/off sequential will give the same one by one effect. Is there any command that can turn on/off all lamps in a room at once?
I think somehow the Hue bridge is capable of sending out zigbee signals to all lamps at once (or each lamp directly), while Homey sends out zigbee signals sequential, resulting in the one by one effect. Or would it be due to one signal and then relying on the Zigbee mesh network? (I don’t know if that even makes sense). IMHO the hue bridge does a better job at this.
Anybody who has overcome this issue? I believe it is an annoying effect when switching on/off rooms with lots of lamps, especially my kitchen and living room.