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Offline Z-Waver

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Philips Hue
« on: December 15, 2015, 10:38:52 am »
Preface: I've not tested this myself, but I thought it might be important to the numerous Philips Hue uses on this forum.

A recent TechDirt article reports that a firmware update to the Philips Hue system breaks compatibility with third-party bulbs. If you're using the Philips Hue to control other bulbs, like the GE Link and other ZigBee bulbs, you may want to investigate before allowing any Hue updates.

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Re: Philips Hue
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 12:32:44 pm »
I was planning on getting some hue bulbs then ran across this, myself.

I pulled the trigger on some Milight bulbs instead. I haven't gotten them integrated with Vera yet, but I'll get to it eventually.

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Re: Philips Hue
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 12:33:48 pm »
I can confirm this to be the case. :( My hub updated before I had a chance to pair 2 GE-Link bulbs. Which no longer are found by the hub. As I noticed the bottom of the GE-Link's gets piping hot after a while I'm not too upset about it as I am apprehensive about using them due to that. I haven't been able to find out this heat is normal or my bulbs are defective.
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Re: Philips Hue
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 05:02:23 am »
Don't worry, Philips are working on reversal of the upgrade right now.

http://www.developers.meethue.com/documentation/friends-hue-update