I’m not sure if this is a Smartthings or Harmony issue, but I’m starting here. Maybe someone can help either way.
I recently picked up the Sylvania Smart+ RGBW light strip (Zigbee) for my TV backlighting. Paired and works as expected with Smartthings app.
I have a Harmony Companion remote, which is connected with Smartthings via the SmartApp so I can control lights with Harmony activities.
I added the light strip to my Harmony devices because I want to have the backlighting go ON and OFF with Harmony activities, just like I already do with other lights. However, I’m finding that when an activity is turned ON, the light strip does not turn on light like it should.
When the occurs, I can go into the Smartthings app and see that the light strip is indeed ON, but I just have no light. Not until I tap the brightness bar will the light strip actually light up. It’s like Smartthings is receiving the ON command correctly from Harmony, but is missing a command to set the brightness? I’m not really sure how it works. When I just turn the strip ON and OFF through Smartthings, I never have to touch the brightness, so this behavior is odd.
With the Harmony activity ON and the light strip actually lit up (after fixing with Smartthings app), Harmony will successfully turn OFF the strip when ending the activity as expected.
Any ideas? Thanks!
I checked the device log in Smartthings, and when Harmony attempts to turn on the light strip I get this log:
“Logitech Harmony (Connect) sent setLevel command to TV Backlight”
So maybe “setLevel” is the wrong command?