Hello Smartthings users,
I am trying to connect my Philips Hue Lux bulb to ST hub without using the Hue Bridge. I have searched the ST forms, google and youtube for instructions on how to do this. From what I have read, people are able to do this but it is not suggested to do this because it will be paired to the ST bridge unless I do a next to impossible reset on the bulb. I really could care less if I lose functionality in the bulb or if I’m unable to reset the bulb. I bought it for $19 on Amazon. I just want it to work with my smartthings app on my iphone.
So… is there a link to a step by step instruction on how to set this up, or can someone graciously help the rest of the community out with instructions? People are saying this is possible, but I’m stuck at the moment.
Here is what I have done so far…
-In the Smartthings mobile app, I went to the second icon at the bottom of the screen that looks like 4 squares >> Things >> top right navigation >> Connect New Device >> Connect Now. On the phone I never see the bulb paired until I go to https://graph.api.smartthings.com/device/list on my web browser. The display name shows up there as ‘Thing’. I know this is my bulb because I paired two separate bulbs.
One side notes to this: *** I have paired and uninstalled this bulb a few times off my bridge because I didn’t know if it was the correct bulb. After you uninstall it, you need to unplug the lamp from the wall for roughly 10 seconds. Then try pair again.
-In the browser I click the test name to make edits to the bulb. !!!AND HERE IS WHERE I’M HAVING MY ISSUE SETTING IT UP.!!! Here are my setting I am setting it as.
I press update and I restart the app on my iphone, I see the device on my iphone. As seen below, it looks like it will work, but the dimmer nor the toggle on/off work.
*** For iOS users. After you discover the ‘thing’ and make edits, double click the phones home button so you can swipe the app up to close it completely. I had to do this to discover the bulb in my things list on my phone after I edited it in the browser.
I thought Smartthings support could help me and they were pretty responsive in contacting me the next day. Here is how they responded.
Thanks for reaching out! It looks like you have a V2 Hub and your firmware is already all the way up to date! Unfortunately, we don’t actually support pairing Hue bulbs directly to the Hub. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it, but our official stance is to recommend the Phillips Hue Bridge. The community will continue to be a great resource for pairing your bulbs to your Hub! Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. Please let me know if you have any more questions!
So if anyone from the community could provide help, it would be much appreciated. If I was not clear or if I need to expand upon to help find a solution, please let me know. Thank you kindly in advance!