Hi All - I had a brain freeze earlier this week, I needed to add a new light to my Hue setup (outdoor spot died being full of water!), I forgot completely that it just be “found” by the ST integration eventually but I got impatient and decided to add the device manually, I didn’t realise the grief this would cause.
The process re-linked my Hue account - this created a list of brand new devices it found, so I ended up with 50ish lights added new, plus all the existing ones duplicated.
OK really annoying - easy answer just clean up the new devices and use the existing ones as they are very embedded in Automations and Scenes and still worked OK. However when I looked I realised that they are using a different type of “placeholder”, which indicates it’s been moved away from the Groovy integration. Given recent issues with ARLO I’ve learnt that this is the new integration pattern for cloud services. I’d also learnt that the new linkages are a complete re-write and do appear faster.
I tested this, it would indeed appear to be faster (can’t actually quantify this right now, just my view) - especially when you have scenes with many lights being turned on and off, dimmed and temps set - it’s pretty much simultaneous where previously I would watch each light change in sequence.
So I decided that I’d remove the old integrations and use the new, so far so good, took a while but if it’s faster it’s worth the effort IMHO.
Now the head scratcher - I actually have two Hue hubs and when I re-linked it has only found the lights linked to one of the hubs, not both (they are on the same account). So I now have a mixture of lights in ST on the old integration and those on the new.
I can’t see any way now to find the lights on Hub 2 using the new UI - I’m reluctant to de-link, if I lose what I have it’s going to take days to recover it. I suspect that as happened with ARLO this new integration will be forced in the future as they deprecate the Groovy ones - that caused major headaches for a lot of people.
I wondered if anyone had seen this yet, especially if you have multiple hubs have you had issues with subsequent hubs and bulbs not being visible during or after new linking process?