You cannot have the bridges act as repeaters but @juano2310 has said that if you install a second instance of the Hue connect app you should be able to add the second bridge to the SmartThings installation. But I don’t know if anyone’s actually tried.
I tried that with the hub V1, and it didn’t work properly. Either bridge worked random, but never both of them really well. So I gave up, I put all the lights in one bridge (I don’t have more than 50 though), and everything worked well. Hope it helps.
I have not tried to see if ST had fixed the multiple bridges support, maybe they did. My current workaround is that i have exposed the few bulbs i have on my secondary bridge though IFTTT. It’s an additional layer, but it doesn’t feel less reliable or slower to me… That’s good enough for me until a proper fix is implemented or Phillips release another bridge that supports more bulbs.
Also bought a second bridge and got annoyed as well…but think i found a way around it.
If you have multiple smartapp instances, the username that is fetched when the link is setup is being overwritten in state.username. Inserted a check in the hue smartapp code (template based) that is checking the json response when the username comes back if state is already initialized, seems to work now with more then one instance.
Better way is of course to have multiple bridge support in a single app, should be doable.
Hi, All of a sudden one of my hue bridges is not opening in the app - no groups, bulbs, nothing is coming up just a grayed out option to delete the bridge.
I’ve removed the bridge from the IDE hoping to unlink it from the app, no luck - the bridge is still coming up in the app as linked, but now selecting it is not getting any response. My other bridge is still linked in the app and is working fine.
Is there another way to delete the bridge? Should I uninstall the app and start all over again?