this is not directly related to OH, but maybe OH can act as a gateway here. This is what I want to do:
I have several HUE bulbs in my house. All of them are connected to a HUE bridge and the bridge is connected to my OH2.
Now, I want to control one of the bulbs with a local, physical device (switch, dimmer, relay, whatever). An on/off switch would be simple, maybe also a dimmer. But the HUE bulbs are colored bulbs, so I also want to control/change the color of the bulb using the same device. I know there is a HUE remote (I’m using it in another scenario), but this remote only can control on/off, dimmer and optional scenes. But no color control.
Has anyone a solution for this? I am also using zwave in my house, so if there is a zwave device which can accomplish this, it would be fine since I can integrate it and then use OH as a gateway.
Huh, ain’t there any Hue color remotes ?
I actually have the Hue predecessors in operation (Living Colors, now renamed to ‘Friends of Hue’).
They came with a portable remote control unit to allow for color selection, too.
I can still talk to the bulbs from OH via Hue bridge.
Now if you really wanna go for an alternative solution, it’s a bit tricky. I did some research but never built it. If I had to,
I’d go for this:
You can get a color control panel from *bay, get one to provide 0-10V separate outputs per-color. These you could connect into an appropriate OH-controlled sensor. If you have zwave, you could use a Fibaro FGRBGW controller, it has 4x 0-10V inputs.
The one remote I know only can control on/off and dimming (as mentioned). But I found out, that at least one can program the ON switch with five different scenes. Not exactly what I wanted, but at least I can define five favorite colours and use this as a scene (I hope…haven’t tried it yet).
I will also take a look at the color selection remote you mentioned. But amazon.de doesn’t show me anything similar …
However, the german translation looks kind of scary… (“Echthaar Erkennung”)
you sure it’s just the translation ?
Wait until your get your hands on that … err, hairy thing …
I’m facing the exact same problem
What about using a Fibaro FGS 213/223? It has scene capabilities.
On first click one could use the relay function, so no need to have a running openHAB (important for the WAF).
Second and third click could be used in rules to select a scene. There may also be a fourth option “Key Hold Down and Key Released”.
@jaydee73, keep us posted for any solution you may find
FWIW, check out these.
They also offer these in various technologies such as zwave here.
There’s no reseller, but you can order them from Sunricher, contact via mail.
Meanwhile I carried out my idea with the FGS223, it works but I realized a huge time lag when the bulbs are reconnected to mains power (around 5 to 7 seconds).
So even my hue bulbs are connected to the FGS223 I leave them on and use the Hue Tap for switching …