I am trying to neaten up my lighting automation and clean up phrasing in routines. I have a bunch of Hue bulbs that I use throughout the house. In the living room, I have multiple lights (lamps + ceiling). So when I setup my hue bulbs, I named them ‘Livinghjue1’, ‘LivingHue2’, etc. Same goes for the dinning room. I have one fixture, with 5 bulbs, so ‘DiningHue1’…‘DiningHue5’.
It’s been fine since I know what they mean. However, I started working with Routines. For example, I created a Virtual Switch called Good Night, which triggers the ‘Good Night’ routine, which in turn sets the house into “Night” Mode, while performing said actions (I attached the lights to this routine to turn off). I then use Alexa and say ‘Alexa, Turn on Good Night’. In turn, it turns off all of the lights and locks the door.
With that said, when I look at ‘Notifications’, it will say “Good Night…I turned off the LivingHue1, LivingHue2, DiningHue1…etc”.
What I would love to happen is for the message to read: “Good Night…I turned off the Living Room Lights, Dining Room Lights…etc”
Is this possible using the Phillips Hue system? The only thing I have though of is possibly using a Virtual Switch called “Living Room Lights” and trigger that in the routine. However, what I don’t know is how to map the individual bulbs to that Virtual Switch. I’m not sure if I need to do this in a SmartApp or Rule Machine, etc.
Any help or ideas on this would be appreciated!