@Awestun - - With much chagrin I have to advise that it DOES NOT WORK. The “factory reset” was nothing more than a confirmation that it paired with the remote. I have tried several different configurations and none of them makes the bulb visible to ST again. I’m going to keep look for the right docs … If I find it I will re-post. Otherwise I’m just going to take the previous post down. My apologies for the mis-information. :"-P [quote=“Awestun, post:53, topic:9856, full:true”]
@nhinson that is great to know as i just recently purchased one of these remotes. I was able to use it to directly (no hub) control a hue light. though when i tried to re-add it back to the hue hub it didnt find it and i had to enter the s/n.
**FACTORY RESET PHILLIPS HUE BULB** - - - Since I had such a hard time figuring all this out I'm going to give _**FULL DETAILS**_ on how to do this. Below is a list of _**what works and what doesn't work.**_
First, the Lutron Connected Bulb Remote, from Home Depot, for $22 + tax. In-store availability is excellent. From top to bottom press and hold (within very close proximity) the second and bottom buttons simultaneous. The bulb will flash then dim. Now the bulb is reset. Place bulb close to ST hub and select Add a Thing only. Add Device Manually will not allow you to add a Phillips hue bulb without adding a Hue Bridge first. Once added it will show the device type as “unknown”. Login to your IDE page. (http://graph.api.smartthings.com) and edit new device. Change “Type” to either ZLL RGBW Bulb or Zigbee RGBW Bulb. Both work well. You may also poke around this “Community” and find some EXCELLENT device-Type Handlers (DTH’s) that individuals have written … if you know how to create your own DTH’s. I specialize in voice automation only, (Alexa & Goggle Home) so these generic DTH’s more than suffice for me. - - (NOTE: The Lutron Caseta Pico remote DOES NOT work!)
Second, the Light Link remote by Phillips who’s proper name is “LivingColors Ambience”, for $12 to $14 from China, and is easy to find on eBay. This is the most interesting remote. It is gorgeous! It both does AND does NOT work. It WILL factory reset your bulb but unfortunately it also automatically pairs your bulb to the remote. (Press “On” button for 5+ seconds.) You can then press “Off” for 5+ seconds to unpair it… at which time it needs to be factory reset again. So there-in lies your catch 22! I have not been successful at adding it to the system in tandem with the ST hub. If you figure out how to do that, please share, as I would love to use this remote as a coffee table remote. It works great but unfortunately it is useless in this application. Perhaps I will find some other use for it. I love it!
Lastly, We have the Phillips Remote. I don’t know it’s exact name and I only found a single seller on eBay and only in the UK. Price is ~$14 USD. Approx 1 week delivery time. I DID NOT test this one but saw it work on YouTube and am convinced that it works. Press “On” and “Scene One” simultaneously until bulb flashes. Then follow the same directions as written above. Supposedly it will reset your Hue Bridge too.
I also saw something about using the Hue Bridge & App to reset the Hue bulb… but you are on your own there. I am principally opposed to buying every manufactures’ bridge. Hue, Iris, Lutron, Broadlink, Harmony, Wink, HomeKit, StaplesConnect etc… I’d have more bridges than devices and many hundreds of dollars invested. I oppose proprietary type manufacturers which is why I use ST, Harmony and Android only. I’m sure the rest are ALL very fine devices… just not for me.
This has turned into a full blown article … I hope it has been helpful… go rest your eyes now.