I’m having a hard time narrowing down my search terms to find something helpful, so if I missed something, please point me in the right direction.
I’ve never had an issue connecting bulbs. I use Cree’s Connected 60W equivalent. The light switch is off, I screw in the bulb, flip the switch, the SmartThings app finds it. It’s worked fine over a dozen times.
I just replaced three of those bulbs with Philips HUEs in one of the rooms. I took the 3 Crees those HUEs replaced out to my garage, but the SmartThings app/hub can no longer see them. To be safe, when I took them out there, I put them in one at a time, going through the same process I do when I initially connected them, but they were all showing as unavailable. When that didn’t work, I had SmartThings forget them all to start over, but it’s still not seeing them. When I did forget them, I didn’t insert them again one by one because I don’t think that’s the issue and the garage is full, so pulling the cars in and out was a bit of a pain in the middle of the workday.
I did read some threads where people were mentioning that the Device Health ‘feature’ was causing unexpected issues, so I just turned that off and went back out to see if that made a difference and it did not.
It is a detached garage on a different electrical circuit. My wi-fi signal was pretty good out there, but when they couldn’t be found, I went out and bought another Google Wi-Fi station/point/whatever-it’s-called. I know some things have issues with mesh networks, but I’ve added stuff before with no issue (…and I realize that doesn’t mean anything.)
The only other things that might be relevant is that the adding of the Philips HUE Hub the night before is the only change to the setup. Also, while I was out working in the garage trying to get the bulbs setup, the motion sensor in my bathroom and one of the two bulbs in the bathroom were showing as unavailable as well. I’ve never had that issue before and from reading about the Device Health thing, I’m guessing it’s coincidental, but everyone here knows more than me, so I thought I’d put it out there.
If anyone has any suggestions, I’d appreciate it. And if anyone has any suggestions that don’t involve me moving the cars and climbing back up the ladder to unscrew these bloody things one by one, I’d greatly appreciate it.