Automate color lights with virtual switch


(Karl Harris) #1

anyone know how i can do the following

alexa, turn on party time (uses virtual switch)

tv led light turns on and goes through color loop
lamp light turns on and goes through color loop

i would want different color loops fro each light

all lights are philips hue


#2

Mostly sure IFTTT could do that. Don’t know what the delay time would be. EDIT: don’t think different color loops would be possible.


(Diego Yong) #3

I think you can only select one bulb at a time with IFTTT, right?


#4

You can do “All lights” or a specific light. You’d need the rule for both of your lights if you have more than those two and didn’t want all lights to loop.


#5

You can use the same ifttt trigger for multiple recipes. It’s a little awkward to set up, but it works fine.

Say you have three lamps in the living room, Lamp A, Lamp B, and lamp C. They are of two different brands. But both brands have an IFTTT channel which allows a color loop.

If so, you can set up three IFTTT recipes:

-If switch X turns on, Then Color Loop Lamp A
-If switch X turns on, Then Color Loop Lamp B
-If switch X turns on, Then Color Loop Lamp C

Then just use “Alexa, turn on X” and all three lamps will do a color loop.
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