So this morning I found out that my two outdoor Osram RGBW lights went silent (they turn colors when turned on - a sign that they do not belong to any network) and one of my ST-branded multi sensors also went quiet.
- for the bulbs, both of them go in a color sequence when turned on - this means they do not belong to any network and are ready to join one.
- for the sensor, I found the battery was weak (faint blue light during zigbee communications) - replaced the battery, no dice. Much better, brighter blue light during communication, but still nothing in the ST app. Sensor occasionally blinks 3 times - I think that means the same, ready to join a network.
How I fixed it - and am surprised:
While I was walking around with the ST multisensor in my hand, I went into the ST app and went to add a new Thing. Clicked Connect now… and all of a sudden I see a green solid light on the sensor. I go back to the device and find it reporting as if nothing happened. Woaaaahhhhh… I then went to the lights, turned them off, back on, acknowledged their red/blue/yellow/green/white cycle, then tapped on Connect now again… what do you know, both lights are back in. I can control them as if nothing happened. Apps work just as they used to, looks like joining a device that has been previously joined will simply fix the link that used to exist between that device and the hub.
Is this a new feature? Was this the case before? Remember, I did not remove any device, I did not replace any device (that option is only available for zwave anyways), I did not delete any device from any SmartApp, all I did was just to look for new devices, as if I am adding one to my setup. Oh and the search yielded nothing - there was absolutely no finding in the ST app - no warning of any sort, no message, no anything. Just the blue and white rotating circle as it searches devices… it found no device, but it fixed the three…