(I’m not sure this belongs here, but I’ve searched the web without success, and you folks are smart… Sorry for the OT discussion.)
I have a failed Hue A19 bulb on my Gen 2 bridge that I want to replace with a new A19 bulb. Obviously, I can just delete the failed bulb and add the new bulb, but what happens if I’m already at 50 or higher bulbs on one bridge? Will Hue allow me to add another bulb? Also, this doesn’t preserve any of the scenes or other smart apps that I’ve installed from the Labs, and it messes up my SmartThings integration. Is there a way to replace one bulb with another in the Hue system so that I don’t have to re-assign everything?
Separately, I’ve also noted less than stellar reliability with Hue bulbs. For supposedly long-lived devices, they fail on me quite frequently. I’ve had about 10% of my installed bulbs fail in under 2 years. Maybe that’s normal. What are other people seeing?