There are a couple of plug-in pocket sockets which work with the hue bridge and then appear as a controllable smart bulb to SmartThings, so that’s probably the simplest option. Osram’s Smart+ Lightify line has both an indoor and an outdoor model which would work. Shop around: you should be able to find them for about £25.
(Note to US members: Osram is a German company, and although their Sylvania Brand is available in the US, I believe the pocket sockets that work with a hue bridge are currently only available in the EU. They have other pocket sockets sold for the US market, but those connect directly to smartthings, not to the hue bridge. )
Innr also has a pocket socket that should work, but it’s not available at as many places. List price is around £30, but it can often be found for less.
The IKEA Plug works with SmartThings, but not with the Hue Bridge
The IKEA Tradfri pocket sockets are less expensive and can connect directly to smartthings as @Steveuk23 mentioned, I’m just not sure if they will also work with SmartThings through the Hue bridge or not. That’s why I asked what model number of switches you are using.
edited to update
According to the Reddit Tradfri forum, including some postings by IKEA staff, the Tradfri outlet is not recognized by the Hue bridge at this time.
The Samsung model does not work with the hue bridge.
The only ones I know that do are Osram, Innr, and Paul Neuhaus. However, I do expect there to be more next year now that the Hue bridge supports zigbee 3.0.
I should also say that as far as I know, all of the pocket sockets only do on/off, not dimming. The old Philips “living whites” pocket socket did do dimming and does work with the hue bridge, but it was discontinued a couple of years ago and it’s very hard to find in good condition. It also has a lower load rating than the others, which means it should only be used for table lamps, you have to be careful not to plug-in anything with a higher draw.
Why are you wanting one for your Hue hub ?
What does it give you over having one on your SmartThings hub ?
Sorry I don’t have Hue so not sure on its features, I’m sure I remember reading somewhere that the Hive plugs work with hue but can’t be 100%
The reason is I already have several Hue dimmer switches and want to operate some mains lamps with the same switch.
Finding a Hue compatible Zigbee smart plug appears the most elegant solution, though maybe not possible yet.
If there’s some way to persuade the Hue dimmer to also operate something through the ST hub, then I could use Z Wave smart plugs, but I’m not sure that’s possible. Can a Hue dimmer be an ST device/trigger?
I got a ceiling light switch from these guys which I tried today and it works as a Hue on/off light.
No reason these won’t work just the same.
Yay! Will let you know here when I’ve tried it (Thursday).