The Vera Community forums have moved!

General => Getting Started & Initial Setup => Topic started by: Bert003 on February 05, 2018, 01:18:08 pm

Title: Can I use a Philips Hue lamp as trigger?
Post by: Bert003 on February 05, 2018, 01:18:08 pm
I am new to UI7 and just added all my devices.
Now what I want, and what I hoped was that there would be a random time setting in UI7.

I have a room with 1 Phulips Hue light and 2 Zwave switches. The switches must go on at sunset and go off between 23:00 and 24:00.
Unfortunately this seems to be impossible.

I searched for an app with "Random" but no results. I added DeusexmachinaII but I don't think it can be used for this.

Now I see I can add Philips Hue to my VeraPlus, so I thought It might be possible to "slave" the switches to a Hue light.
The Hue light does support a random time in their app.

Does anybody know if it will be possible to use a Hue light as trigger, or knows an plugin/app which can do so? I don't know how to use LUUP.


Title: Re: Can I use a Philips Hue lamp as trigger?
Post by: gette on February 06, 2018, 03:37:15 am
sure!
You can use it in a scene

You can also give PLEG a try, a lot of possibilities, and random timers are also possible
Title: Re: Can I use a Philips Hue lamp as trigger?
Post by: Bert003 on February 07, 2018, 05:39:04 am
Just to be sure: If a Hue lamp is turned on by the Hue bridge, my Vera can see this and trigger other actions?
Title: Re: Can I use a Philips Hue lamp as trigger?
Post by: Sorin on February 07, 2018, 05:40:34 am
Yes, if your Hue bridge will turn ON a hue light, it will update it's status on Vera's interface as well, which in turn will trigger your scene.
Title: Re: Can I use a Philips Hue lamp as trigger?
Post by: Bert003 on February 07, 2018, 02:00:02 pm
This sounds amazing!

Do I need the "Philips Hue" or the "Philips Hue 2" app for this.

In the meantime installed PLEG but I need a to read some manual before I can use this.