After a few months tinkering with wifi devices, I decided to buy an Aeotec SmartThings Hub and start working with zigbee and Z-Wave.
I recently bought (and likely ruined, idk) a Philips Hue bulb, connecting it directly to the Aeotec Hub (so without the Hue Bridge… this may be bad, but it works for now) and then I bought this button to control it.
I installed a Device Handler, this, manually setting it in place of the generic “Ikea Button” I got before, so that it would run locally, and it seems to work. It’s recognized, I am able to detect the battery level, when it’s pressed, all is cool.
If I use the button to control one of the old Wifi bulbs I had, so going through Smart Life, it works perfectly. It also works if I set the Ikea Button as Device Handler, which causes the entire button to work on cloud. However, once I use it to control the Philips Hue bulb, with the custom DH and hence only running locally, it doesn’t.
The hub isn’t too far from the Bulb, it’s in another room but the rooms are next to each other with a large door that is almost always open inbetween. They are roughly 5-10m or so apart.
My newbie brain tells me that if it works on cloud, but not locally, despite the presses being detected, then the issue is not of the button itself or how it’s set up, but I may be wrong.
Any clues as to why? Thanks in advance, and I hope this topic was relevant to the category!