Poll Status of Connection between SmartHub and Hue Bridge


(Michael Langkilde) #1

Is there any way to have ST actually report when and if a connection between Hue hub and ST is not good?

There are times that ST shows the lights are on for Philips Hue but in reality they are not on.


(Ron S) #2

Use @geko’s pollster app… At some point even ST was polling every 5 minutes but I rely though on pollster. Search the forum for the link. I rely on it nowadays.


#3

So with polling you’ve increased the amount of traffic your network is carrying by at least eight times? (A poll command represents two message packets, but a refresh can be more if the device sends back multiple status updates.)

Wow! Aren’t you having collision issues? (Like, say, only 8 out of 9 bulbs turning on?)

In commercial mesh installations a typical guideline is to limit polling to 5% of traffic. Obviously in a residential installation it’s up to each person, so if this is working for you, great, but it’s wildly inefficient.


(Ron S) #4

@JDRoberts frustration at times makes you do the stupidest thing… :slight_smile: and don’t want to seriously jinx it…but all of a sudden 13 hues and its friends are getting turned on in one shot by a hello home at sunset…and what can I say… May be 13 is a lucky number… And I have no explanation… And did I mention it’s 13 hues & family plus 2 GE links that it polls… :slight_smile: finally realized what’s there to loose but to gain…,:wink:

And believe me I reiterate and totally agree that this is the craziest thing to do… Good night turned them all off couple of minutes back. And of course on a “normal” day, as you said some of them do get missed as always even before this polling.