I use the Osram hub to update the firmware, and then I’ll move back to ST’s hub. You can remove the bulb from Osram’s hub, and then when doing the reset, start ST’s include process and it will find the bulb again (from what I can remember).
You don’t have to delete the bulb from ST to go back to Osram’s hub, just reset the bulb and rejoin Osram’s hub. When you go back to ST’s hub, it remembers everything about the bulb so you don’t have to redo everything.
The Osram app is nice for controlling the bulb, no doubt; and it allows the bulb to retain settings if manually turned off. The ST app/hub won’t do that without a SmartApp, and that’s not as nice and clean as I’d like.
I did this today for six bulbs. Not fun. You have to turn the bulb on and off for five second intervals (on five second… off five seconds… etc). You are supposed to have to do this 4 times, but it took me up to ten (i finally used an internet timer to keep better track. After you get it, the bulb will flash a couple of times (three i think). It is then ready to pair right away with smartthings. I updated the firmware on mine and then moved them all to ST. Working great, but time consuming.
Bought a few of Lightify bulbs yesterday with the intent to add to ST and Echo (both arriving soon). So, I ought to grab the Lightify gateway so that I can update the bulbs’ firmware and then associate w/ ST?
Its good to have in case you have connectivity issues like myself. Every Lightify product I got so far had a firmware update waiting for them. I have a recessed RGBW light and some a19 bulbs. Got a garden and cabinet light coming this week and I am sure they have updates as well. But they will work without the gateway and pair directly.
Did they blink when you first plugged them in? You can try moving it closer to the hub and see if it will connect and then move them to where you want them to be. If they did not blink then you need to reset them, its annoying but its all in timing.
OK, help me figure this basic math out. 9 garden spots w/ power supply are $63 on Amazon. 3 garden spots (add-on) are $29 on amazon (or $87 for 9). Any advantage to using the add-ons vs simply purchasing 9 more garden spots w/ power supply (beyond potentially running an extension cord)?
Also, does the Color Coordinator smart app work with garden spots?
Anyone seen the lightify dimmer switches? They seem to be new.
They look like they’re Zigbee devices made by centralite. There’s a community device type but it’s not fully functional yet apparently.
I’m useless when it comes to writing code, but keeping my fingers crossed others that are better at it than me can work it out. I haven’t found any other device that fits over a (dumb) light switch like this one does.
I have 7 of them. Work great on the lightify hub. As stated not quite baked for smartthings. So nice as they cover the existing switches to keep people from turning lights off manually. Especially for those of us without neutral wires.
Interesting find last night. I’m still trying to 100% verify.
But it appears only the fixed dimmable but non tunable lightify bulb is randomly turning on.
So on the lightify hub everything works fine and nothing turns on randomly. with both kinds of bulbs.
On the Smartthings hub 2 of the dimmable (not tunable) bulbs randomly turn on in multiple light sockets. Usually once an hour. Sometimes they go for 8 hours. Very intermittent. Nothing in the IDE logs other than they switch on.
and 2 of the Tunable bulbs have never turned on by themselves.
Have flipped them between sockets. Deleted them, reset the bulbs. re-added with different names. Always the same results.
Can anyone else confirm they have a Tunable lightify bulb that randomly turns on. Or is it just the dimmable ones?
I’ll update once I test some more after work tonight.
They are all current with firmware, from the lightify hub.