Just a question, purely out of curiosity so nothing to add or change …
Looking at the device list available on the ST Hub device I notice that none of the Hue devices are listed (I have no lights imported). Is this an ST feature or is there another reason? Presumably they contribute to the total device count?
I’ve seen this as well and am not sure why they don’t show here. It is up to the ST UI for the hub. I’m guessing it has something to do with edge, custom capabilities, or devices underneath a connected hub.
Yes. It looks like the Hue Sync mobile app connects to the Sync box via bluetooth and then the Sync box connects to the Hue hub through its API. So the Sync box is the one initiating the connection in that case. I can’t do that from ST Edge.
If you are comfortable with CLI and curl commands, we can take this to a DM thread and try to interrogate your Sync box to see if we can find anything. You would need to get your Hue hub IP address and a token.
The presets functionality in ST doesn’t allow us to present a menu of the favorites in automations. I think this is because the automation engine requires all possible value to be known in advance, and the name of the Hue scenes can change at any time. In the meantime, you need to enter the name of the scene you want to use for that room/zone. The names line up with whatever you call them in the Hue app. It is somewhat forgiving about case sensitivity and extra spaces.
For the alerts, that is populated by the capabilities of your light. Your light only supports blink. It is likely not working because you haven’t enabled it in the settings for the device. It shouldn’t be visible until you enable it in preferences, but due to a bug in ST, it appears all the time. That issue has also been reported to them and is being looked at.
Hue will blink the lights for 15 seconds as an alert. If you have off brand lights, they may report that they can perform the alert while not being able. I have seen some non-Hue lights do this. That UI is shown if the Hue hub says it is enabled, so the driver trusts the lights.
Sounds like you are getting the default ST driver. If you run discovery again and pair the hub again, the second driver should be found as well and you can delete the ST version. I am trying to come up with a good solution on my end to avoid this workaround.
We are limited in the number of devices we can create in a single discovery session. You may need to go through there a few times. If that doesn’t do the trick, feel free to DM me and I can help troubleshoot. Please note that the sensors are a work in progress, so you won’t see motion events yet.
Running this multiple times will not help. You only need to pair to the Hub. Once that is paired, discovery can find connected devices without further pairing. Scenes show up in your room/zone lighting groups as “favorites”.
Before jumping into all of this though, please verify you are using this driver and not the ST driver. You can check the setting of your Hub devices. You should have toggles for a bunch of different device types. If those setting aren’t there, you have the wrong driver. This is also where you would control which devices are imported.
The first time I ran the pairing process the hub was discovered. Then after that I ran discovery with no results. I pressed the hue hub again and it immediately found 7 devices. I have ran discovery several times now and whilst the majority of my lights have appeared there are a few that have not - all powered up and all working.
Ahh yes found the scenes now, thanks.
Ill keep trying to get the other lights over. But the ones that have come over work a treat
The multiple pairings are definitely not going to help in finding more devices. The discovery code pairs to a hub, and then searches the hub for connected devices. It is possible that your lights are not supported for some reason. Feel free to DM me the list of devices that are missing.