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Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« on: January 25, 2018, 03:13:33 pm »
Hi Guys,

I'm new to this whole Vera thing so, sorry if this sounds daft!

I currently have a Vera Plus gateway and have installed a couple of Fibaro RGB dimmer modules.
Can anyone tell me if I can use the Philips Hue Wireless controller to control scenes in Vera? (https://www.screwfix.com/p/philips-hue-wireless-dimmer-wall-mount-white/8968v)
I tried a LightwaveRF mood switch but could not get it to do anything other than on and off. Whatever I tried I could not get it to trigger scenes in U17.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 07:28:17 am »
Our Hue plugin does not offer support for the Hue Dimmer Controllers.
But adding the support for these devices is on our development roadmap.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 02:29:59 pm »
Is there any schedule for this if it?s on your road map? Or is there some what similar z-wave device for this? I would basically need a tapeable switch with two or three buttons to dim lights in our bedroom.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 03:47:50 pm »
Yes!  We definitely need support for a traditional "light switch" looking wireless scene controller like the Phillips Hue Wireless Dimmer Control or the Eaton Anyplace.  GoControl made one that fits over the top of a switch but it is ugly and loud.  I need something that looks like a light switch. 

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 05:23:27 pm »
Yes!  We definitely need support for a traditional "light switch" looking wireless scene controller like the Phillips Hue Wireless Dimmer Control or the Eaton Anyplace.  GoControl made one that fits over the top of a switch but it is ugly and loud.  I need something that looks like a light switch.
I have used these for several years. It's not exactly what you describe, but is extremely flexible and can be a portable keypad, or wall mounted. It uses 2 standard AAA batteries that last for a very long time.

https://www.remotec.com.hk/bw8510-product-page/

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 09:16:28 pm »
Yes, it's close.  I've been eyeing that one.  I am planning to get it to use use as my controller by my TV chair.  But I still want something simple for the living room wall.  1 on/off is all I need to put in a place where the builder forgot the switch.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 01:31:06 am »
Yes!  We definitely need support for a traditional "light switch" looking wireless scene controller like the Phillips Hue Wireless Dimmer Control or the Eaton Anyplace.  GoControl made one that fits over the top of a switch but it is ugly and loud.  I need something that looks like a light switch.
I have used these for several years. It's not exactly what you describe, but is extremely flexible and can be a portable keypad, or wall mounted. It uses 2 standard AAA batteries that last for a very long time.

https://www.remotec.com.hk/bw8510-product-page/

I have a couple. Little fiddly to set up, but very good once that's done.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 06:04:47 am »

I have a couple. Little fiddly to set up, but very good once that's done.


Which did you set up??  I'm curious! Perhaps you can help me.
-Brad

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2019, 09:06:10 am »

I have a couple. Little fiddly to set up, but very good once that's done.


Which did you set up??  I'm curious! Perhaps you can help me.
-Brad


I have two ZRC-90s with multiple scenes triggered from a 'Good night' to os executing curls to my Volumio player.

I can try and help, but can't promise to succeed! ;)

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2019, 10:52:33 am »

I have a couple. Little fiddly to set up, but very good once that's done.


Which did you set up??  I'm curious! Perhaps you can help me.
-Brad


I have two ZRC-90s with multiple scenes triggered from a 'Good night' to os executing curls to my Volumio player.

I can try and help, but can't promise to succeed! ;)

C
Search the forum. There is an excellent thread from a year or two ago that figures out the button mapping and eliminates the confusion. Sorry I don't have time to chase it down right now.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2019, 02:27:56 pm »
Thanks to both!
-Brad

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2019, 03:46:53 pm »
I snipped this from the forum a while back from the thread I mentioned but can't find. My thanks to the original poster and my apologies that I can't find the post to give you proper credit. This assumes you are using the ZRC-90 as a trigger for your scenes.

"I mistakenly assumed that the "scene activated" number was the same as the number of the button pressed, which is wrong. The number is shown as a pattern of dots on the ZRC-90 buttons. I ran through several button presses and made a mapping table for button/press/scene:

Button      Press           Scene Number shown in Vera as a trigger
1         Once           1
1         Release          1
1         Hold           1
1         Double           2
2         Once           3
2         Release           2
2         Hold           2
2         Double          4
3         Once           5
3         Release           3
3         Hold           3
3         Double           6
4         Once           7
4         Release           4
4         Hold           4
4         Double           8
5         Once           9
5         Release           5
5         Hold           5
5         Double          10
6         Once          11
6         Release           6
6         Hold           6
6         Double          12
7         Once          13
7         Release           7
7         Hold           7
7         Double          14
8         Once          15
8         Release           8
8         Hold           8
8         Double          16

So for example, if you want to press button 3 one time to trigger your scene, select scene 5 from Vera's trigger menu. Setting up manually triggered scenes and assigning the scene to a button press on the device is much easier, but I do want to use button held.

Once I set up my scene triggers using this information, everything worked great."

I hope this helps.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2019, 04:47:06 pm »
Odd

Under UI7 I set up the scenes. Then go to the device > Select Scenes for Device Buttons.

Then tap and double tap for each button has a drop down where you can select any scene or house mode.

The trick is that you can't use the ZRC-90 as a trigger when you create the scene.  At least that was the case.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 06:59:04 pm »
Odd

Under UI7 I set up the scenes. Then go to the device > Select Scenes for Device Buttons.

Then tap and double tap for each button has a drop down where you can select any scene or house mode.

The trick is that you can't use the ZRC-90 as a trigger when you create the scene.  At least that was the case.

C
By doing that you are using the ZRC-90 as a secondary controller on the network. Don't go to the ZRC-90 device---create a scene that you want triggered by a button press on the ZRC-90, and during scene creation select the ZRC-90 as a trigger using the mapping table in my previous post. See the attached picture.

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Re: Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Controller
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 02:58:46 am »
Odd

Under UI7 I set up the scenes. Then go to the device > Select Scenes for Device Buttons.

Then tap and double tap for each button has a drop down where you can select any scene or house mode.

The trick is that you can't use the ZRC-90 as a trigger when you create the scene.  At least that was the case.

C
By doing that you are using the ZRC-90 as a secondary controller on the network. Don't go to the ZRC-90 device---create a scene that you want triggered by a button press on the ZRC-90, and during scene creation select the ZRC-90 as a trigger using the mapping table in my previous post. See the attached picture.

Interesting. Although it was some time ago, that method simply didn't work for me (several firmwares and years, and one hardware upgrade ago). I'm rather loathe to try and change things for no good reason, so is there a reason I should be worried about using the ZRC-90s as a separate
controller?

Cheers!

C