Hello All! I recently just purchased a SmartThings hub and an LIFX lamp to start my home automation set-up. I have been trying to figure out the best way to have it turn on and set to a specific color. The hue/sat presets that are offered through the Smart Lighting Smart App are very poor in rendering the white color described (most turn either far too blue or green). Is there any way to modify what those color presets are in the app? Or create my own custom presets to chose from? Thanks
Hopefully someone who has LIFX will respond. Meanwhile, I do know that some people will use IFTTT for color control of their LIFX bulbs.
You can either link it to a physical device or to a virtual switch. But that method does end up being the equivalent of a bunch of presets so it may not meet all your needs.
The IFTTT method is pretty simple to set up. But it can introduce some additional lag.
An alternative is to use Core. The setup is complex, but there are many community members who will be glad to help.
CoRE (now WebCore) is a very powerful community – created rules engine for SmartThings. It allows you to set up stacked conditionals like “If A then B but only while C and not if D.”
Setting it up can be quite complex, but there are many community members who will be glad to help you.
For example, here is a piston that one member created to notify him if the dog had already been fed twice that day and he picked up the dog bowl for a third time. He needed this because he has a large family and people didn’t always remember whose turn it was to feed the dog.
The original version of CoRE Has now been replaced by a new version, WebCoRE, which moves the data entry to a web interface. This allows for flexibility and an architecture that requires more memory than is av…
Thanks so much for the advice! I went through and set-up CoRE and was able to get it to do exactly what I wanted. I love the ability to do a lot more customization of things now, this is exactly what I needed. Thanks!
I have a lot of LIFX bulbs and use CoRE to control them. Also, take a look at the Group of Groups device handler so you can control a group as a single device.
##LIFX Group of Groups (LGoG) provides the following capabilities through a device handler and an optional companion application (LIFX Sync):
Control a Group of LIFX Bulbs as a Single Device
(Note: LGoG does not sync your bulbs, it communicates directly with LIFX to control them as a single group. This way you will see all of the lights change at the same time, not one by one. )This capability is the primary reason I created LGoG. By default, using the LIFX (Connect) app that comes with SmartThings all of your light bulbs will get added to SmartThings. If you have 1 bulb, this is likely just fine for you, however if you have many bulb, specifically bulbs you would like to control as a single device you are out of luck. Before LGoG you had to either download a SmartApp that would watch you…