The intent of this Device Type is to replicate the functionality of the Osram Lightify System, under the SmartThings system, locally; without a slow, difficult to configure, remote SmartApp. While this device type works with the typical Lightify Zigbee commands and fires them directly at the lights you choose, It should also support most other non-lightify Zigbee devices, but dimming will only work with lamps.
The buttons are fully functional. All features and statuses can be accessed within the app, and the web user interface.
See the “coming soon” section for planned features.
Replicated Lightify Device Features:
- Tap up for on
- Tap down for off
- Fades from on to off and back smoothly
- Always goes back to last brightness - on and off do not change brightness
- Smooth dimming
- Hold up for brightness level up
- Hold down for brightness level down
- Fades Smoothly when rasing and lowering brightness!
- Operates with Zigbee commands, so it’s fast and local, no server involvement!
- Tap on, when light is on, for full brightness
- Tap off, when light is off, for minimum brightness
- Supports SmartThings Low Battery warning
- Switches are automatically detected as Lightify Dimming Switches in SmartThings App
- Controls up to 5-lights.
SmartThings console features:
- Current Battery Level
- Commanded brightness level
- Current button state
SmartThings app features:
- Tap on/Tap off
- Level adjustment slider
- On/Off indicator
- Brightness indicator
- battery level indicator
- Refresh button causes all statuses to update including Zigbee battery command
add a new device from the SmartThings app
place the device into pairing mode
2a. If this is a new switch, pull the tab.
2b. if this is an existing switch, remove the battery, wait 10 seconds, then replace
go through in-app configuration and hit done.
In the Web User Interface, under Device Preferences for your new device, enter the “Device Network ID” and “Data-endpointid” (found within the light/device to be controlled settings)
- press up, then down within 2 seconds to cause a smart action with the light on
- press down, then up within 2 seconds to cause a smart action with the light off
I haven’t figured out the best implementations of these “comming soon” features yet. Any tips are appreciated.
I hope this is helpful for all. This operates exactly how I expected when I purchased my SmartThings hub. It just took a little work on my part and building on some of Motley’s work.