I am trying to control multiple C by GE C-Life bulbs in SmartThings…I know that these bulbs are NOT SmartThings compatible because they use Bluetooth… but I would really like to trigger these lights in webcore with my other smartthings devices. Alexa does see the C-Life light bulbs (C-Life bulbs are NOT IFTTT compatible)… So I created the “Alexa switch” virtual device. Both Alexa and Smarthings see the “Alexa switch” virtual device but Alexa does not see it as a contact sensor(which does not allow me to use it in a Alexa routine) what have I done wrong? Was I suppose to do a custom code? I did not do custom code I used “Alexa switch” for the type of virtual device…please help
Well I FINALLY figured out what I was doing wrong!! I definitely CAN CONTROL ANY OF my C by GE smart [C-Life light bulbs] lights through Smartthings. So now any device (that can be seen) in Alexa can be controlled in Smartthings (so I can use webcore to develop complex logic to control my house). So now I do not have to worry about if a product is compatible with any specific Hub.
I had to create a simulated contact sensor (device) in Smartthings (account.smartthings.com). Tell Alexa to discover devices. Then disable the “Smartthings skill” in the Alexa app, log out of the Alexa app. Log back into the Alexa app and enable the “smarthings skill”. Go to Routines in Alexa and use the “simulated contact sensor” I just created as the “when this happens” section [choose “Device”] (select the simulated contact sensor) and tell it to control my C-Life light bulb.
Create 2 Routines for each Bulb (one for Bulb on and one for Bulb off). NOW tell Alexa to discover devices again! Now I can control the lights by going to smartthings app and control the simulated contact sensor.
I know it’s a round about way of controlling a device but these lights bulbs only use Bluetooth to talk
I appreciate everyone that took the time to make suggestions in this forum and other forums. Thank you all