PSA for GH-ST-RGB Smart Light integration. The colors handed from “The Google Assitant” (Google Home) to an RGB smart bulb through SmartThings seems off in odd ways.
Tell GH to set light to Red/Green/Blue and it does fine. Ask for White and you get pink. It seems like whatever color space it’s trying to use has white heavily colored with red.
Here’s an example of the difference between a bulb changing to GH’s ‘White’ and a preset ‘White’ available in the ST color picker (The shorter one is GH, the longer one is ST). The device in question is an LIFX bulb.
Some additional info:
-Accepted color commands that show with odd colors also include, “Grey”, “Tan”, and “Brown”.
-I was originally going to post this as only about LIFX bulbs but an RGB light strip (using the FLS-PP ballast) also does this odd color behaviour.
Loving my Google Home right now, just gotta figure out what’s up with this color thing.
(12/09/2016) General Update and Work-Around for Others:
To anyone else experiencing the issue…
(e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/lifx/comments/5bq4mr/google_home_smartthings_changing_lights_the_wrong/ )
While Google Home seems to dislike trying to set the color “White”, “Bright White” works now. Bright White previously had the red/pink tinge also but seems gone now.
I’m going to keep the direct GH->ST control as opposed to breaking out the LIFX control with IFTTT.
Odd that white is still colored wrong but I can completely avoid it now.