Hue Lux responds differently in API


(Tim Slagle) #1

FYI @urman and @Ben and anyone else developing with Hue :smile:

Hue Lux responds differently in API


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #2

Good lord!!! why couldn’t they just return null in the params that are not supported, and error when trying to set them.


(Tim Slagle) #3

@scottinpollock,

Im having trouble autorizing my app for some reason. Do you have the script you used for the HAM bridge handy? I’d like to add it but its not working for some reason. IM sure im missing something simple, but its not working. lol


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #4

Yeah, but not sure what your asking for; the shell scripts for running Hue API commands, or the SmartApp for rotating through various HAM Bridge commands on button presses?


(Ryan Geho) #5

Has anyone had any luck using the Hue’s light bulbs with the smart things system?


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #6

If you mean without the Hue bridge… dunno never tried it. But mine (connected to the bridge) work ok with SmartThings.


(Ryan Geho) #7

Thanks for the response Scott! Is the Hue’s bridge a round device? Do you have the ability to control the Hue’s Lux lights such as dimming and switching on/off?


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #8

While I don’t have any Lux lamps, I do have a 7 GE Link lamps; they pair with the bridge and work pretty much the same as other Hues (only no color). Guessing Lux will too.


(Ryan Geho) #9

Sounds like the GE bulbs are a bit cheaper as well. Would you have the part number/model number of the GE bulbs?

Also, once linked to the Hue Bridge, do you have the ability to control the bulbs individually through the ST Hub/App or do you have to run an entirely different app to control the bulbs?

Thanks for your patience! I’m a ST and home automation rookie…


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #10

[quote=“furtivesage, post:9, topic:4309, full:true”]
Sounds like the GE bulbs are a bit cheaper as well. Would you have the part number/model number of the GE bulbs? [/quote]

I can control them from the SmartThings or the Hue app, as well as from the Hue API.


(Ryan Geho) #11

Thanks again for the good information.

It is looking difficult to get the hub separately. They make a starter pack with 2 Hue Lux bulbs. I will then grab some of the GE bulbs. They are about 70% of the price of the Lux bulbs.