So if you have a Hue lights you know you can connect to Smart things… and if you have siri you can connect to Hue…BUT if you have third party lights that show up in Hue/smartthing apps you cannot use siri as Philips locked that functionality to their own lights only…
So I got to thinking you can set up scenes in Apple Home to set a Philips Hue light to a certain brightness which you can then get Rulemachine ( I know this abandoned - not looked at CORE yet but should work) or Smartrules to switch on the non-phillips lights - even set the colours etc.
edit I have tested this and it works great with Rule Machine (obsolete), CORE and Smartrules
Create new Scene called "light me up"
That changes RealHuebulb1 to a certain brightness eg 82
Create new scene called "Darkness"
Switch off RealHuebulb1
Smartthings / Rule Machine Create a Rule to
Capability / Condition: huebulb1 = 82
Action True: Set NonHuebulb2 = 100 / Color = Red
Action False: Switch off NonHueBulb2
Say to Siri "Light me up"
Should instantly switch on RealHuebulb1 then NonHuebulb2 should come on
4 Siri “Darkness” should turn it off
You could of course use the same ideas to control anything else other than non hue lights.open locks etc - I need to try that on my Yale smart lock - I like the idea that you can use the RealHue Brightness value as a variable - and can set it to only activate in certain modes etc.
Anyone have any other ideas how this might work