I’m having a bit of trouble accomplishing getting my Hue bulbs/scenes to work with the MiniMote.
Here’s the scenario and how I would want it to work:
Button 1 Press: My nightstand light turns on to a set color temp/scene or turns off if on
Button 1 Held: My nightstand light turns on to a nightlight/dim mode
Button 2 Press: My wife’s nightstand light turns on to a set color temp/scene or turns off if on
Button 2 Held: My wife’s nightstand light turns on to a nightlight/dim mode
Button 3 Press: Both nightstand lights turn on to a set color temp/scene or both turn off if on
Button 3 Held: Both lights turn on to a nightlight/dim mode
That’s the goal. The problem:
Initially, I had button presses 1, 2 and 3 simply toggle turning on and off the actual lights. This worked. To get the nightlight mode to work, I created a scene in the Hue App, then am using the HLGS SmartApp to bring the scenes into smartthings as a momentary button.
Using the minimote, it will turn the scene on without issue! The problem is 2 fold:
The lights will turn on, stay on for 5 seconds, then turn right off using the native “Button Controller app”. I’m assuming this is because I’m using a toggle/turn on function with a momentary button?
Even if this worked properly, Hue remembers it’s state. Therefore, any time I use the other buttons to turn on the individual lights, they turn on in a dimmed state.
I then tried moving to “Button controller+” since I can trigger and action for on, off or momentary. I thought that would be the solution since I could create scenes for turning on each light so the color is correct, and use “Off” to turn off the device itself. However, this smartapp did not perform any action when mapping a momentary button. Nothing happened on either of the scenarios.
Therefore, I’m stuck. I’m not sure how I can get this to work. Again, I’m looking to turn on the lights to a specific scene but do a standard “Off” command on all three.
Anyone have any ideas?