[UPDATED as of March 24, 2016] Hue Lights & Groups & Scenes (OH MY!)

similar situation , i have 26 other bulbs working ( issues is with one hue lux in particular ) also have so many scenes showing up and its impossible to find out which ones are correct so was thinking of just creating new ones within the SM app. Will some logs help? if so which ones?

Aha! Now that you mention it: the nonfunctional light is my only Hue Lux bulb – and I also can’t say for sure that it worked since switching from the official Hue Connect app to HLGS.

Both my Hue Bloom lights stopped responding to HLGS about a week ago, however, they still work in the Hue app. Lightstrips and A19 bulbs are still responding in ST. I’ve checked for updated device handlers and smart app, but I’m pretty new to ST so I don’t know what to try next. Delete and republish device handlers?

Many Thanks!

Mine are also not really working. I believe Hue has updated their API or so I was reading but trying to track down that post again. On top of the slowness of the smartthings app (if it loads at all) I’m not so sure where issues are coming from yet, but just wanted to let you know you’re not alone.

Just wanted to give a little update on this issue. I have resolved it by completely removing all devices, smart apps and starting over. BUT, that being said, I also went into my Hue Hub and removed all previously whitelisted ID’s. After completely cleaning, I was able to once again set up with this app and the basic built in Smarthings connect for hue hub without issue. Little bit of work, but hey, happy to have my lights back in one app (even though still having slowness issues). :wink:

Instructions for Hue - Adding verified user and removing whitelisted items. (I noticed Smartthings isn’t named but a code)

Creating the verified user:

1. Get the IP address of the bridge: https://www.meethue.com/api/nupnp # on your home network

2. Login here: HUEBRIDGE-IP/debug/clip.html

3a. in the URL: box just have /api

3b. in the Message Body box type: {“devicetype”:“my_hue_app#whatever namehere”}

3c. Press the link button on the bridge and

3d. Click “POST” in the Hue API Debug Tool.

Should see output like below, you need the long string of code as username:

[
	{
		"success": {
			"username": "LONGSTRINGOFCODEISUSERNAMEHERE"
		}
	}
]

Copy that username for safekeeping, you have now created a user and will need this for the rest.

Removing whitelisted items:

1. In API Debug tool URL box type: /api/LONGSTRINGOFCODEISUSERNAMEHERE/config/

2. About 13 lines down, you’ll see the whitelist…all the apps that are authorized to access the bridge. I found Smarthings to just be a code and not a name like below.

3. Get that long alphanumeric string in quotes (it’ll look like: f6SEmYj6FMGSq5aRqaP4jPO6YaHbbddAzhBjo2qnD

4. In the API Debug tool URL box type: /api/LONGSTRINGOFCODEISUSERNAMEHERE/config/whitelist/long_alphanumeric_hash_here

Press DELETE. You should get a “success” message. You’ll have to repeat for any other whitelisted entries you want gone.

Hope this helps.

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Johnny-

I wish I had caught you. I’m very very close to releasing a new app / device drivers that has no lag at all. It is a complete rewrite of the code, so it requires uninstalling and reinstalling your lights. It will also incorporate native Hue Hub scheduling - which will allow for a really cool trick. So if you’re still interested, wait a day before making any additional time investment on the current HLGS app.

Tony

Can’t wait (10 chars)

any update? Waiting impatiently :slight_smile:

I’ll release a “beta” version tonight. I say “beta” because although the basic bulbs, groups, and scenes functionality is there, I’m still having a devil of a time adding some of the new additional features. Will also release a DTH for the bridge, bulbs, lux bulbs, groups, lux groups, scenes, and something I call QuickFix (which uses the Hue hub scheduling to adjust the color & level settings within 1 second of physical power).

The code was completely overhauled from the older ST service manager model to the current one. Response time is super fast. You will need to uninstall your current setup, however, and start from scratch. Thus the new smartapp name.

I really wanted to wait until all of the extra functionality was finished, but I’ve seen a lot of people complain about Hues recently, so I’ll release what I have and update later.

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Here is the Beta version of the Hue B Smart service manager and version 1 of the DTHs. This replaces the HLGS app (which will not be updated).

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Hue Beyond lights here available for testing at some point (I’m going to have reset Hue-ST integration so many times this month…)

I know it’s in beta but I’d be happy to test since I only have lightstrips at the moment. Not a big deal to re-do everything. I’ll probably carve out time to play with it this weekend. :slight_smile:

Hey Tony,

I’m a huge fan of your apps and am willing to uninstall to try again, so that’s no problem. I enjoy the ridiculous setup stuff anyway. I’ll be giving your new app a try :wink:

Thank you for all your hard work…always.

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Unfortunately there is no such thing as “scenes” in Smartthings.

There are scenes in the Hue Hub, and this brings them to SmartThings.

Not everyone has a Hue Hub. Not everyone has the patience - or skill - to control their lighting from two separate devices. Much less understand the concepts of each. It’s like buying a car and then finding out that if you want to actually drive it you have to use a different car.

I’m getting serious delays on talking to lights with this app now? Almost 30 seconds! Anyone else suffering from this?

I’m getting serious delays on talking to lights

My setup is still working the same. What are you using for voice control? What types of hue lights? Are you experiencing the same delay for groups & scenes?

I stopped updating this app when I released Hue B Smart (here ). Check that out if you’re having problems.

Smartthings should have this integrated natively. So in an effort to get ST on it you can email (make sure you put “Feature Request” in Subject line) suppprt@smartthings.com and tell the them you want to add groups/scenes/rooms from hue. The more people that email this the more likely this can become a native feature