@juano2310 has done an excellent job on fixing up the Hue integration. I wanted to cut down my latency on my Hue bulbs, so I dusted off the SmartThings Zigbee Hue device from the IDE and updated it with some things I learned from the Osram device.
The first thing is that I rewrote all of the HSL libraries into HSB. The bulbs should actually reflect the color in the picker now. In addition, I finished the parse() method so that the light level, hue and saturation will update the color picker / sliders as well. This is very useful if you have other apps controlling the colors – your Android or iPhone will stay in sync.
Last, I also created a SmartApp that helps me manage the light when the switch its connected to is off. For those who don’t have z-wave switches, I also added an “unreachable” state in the bulb device. Once the bulb becomes too unreachable, the device turns the bulb state off. This really helps me with my apps.
Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback.
Improved Zigbee Hue Bulb
SmartApp Light Helper