I am having a lot of difficulties after moving all my Dimmer switch rules from the Philips Hue Bridge to OpenHab.
Before anyone asks, I am using version 2.5.3 RB.
I have been reading posts on problems with this, and it all revolves around versions of openHAB and the bindings. But I do not think that it is where the problem is at all…
I have been looking at the Hue API, and it appears that a sensor can only give one update per second through the API… And that limitation does not exist in the native Hue operations…
I am using multi-press for my dimmers, and any given pres actually gives 2 instructions, the pres and the release, or hold if that is your flavor. This gives kind of a race condition, especially if you make 3 “clicks” to get to scene 3 on the button.
This is what I believe is the cause for missing instructions from the Dimmer Switches, and the reason why it is slow.
I have 20 or so dimmers in different configurations, and one of the common ones is using the Dimmer
for controlling 4 different units, lights, blinds, audio, etc. And I am using multi-press for turning on and for switching between scenes and hold for shutting the unit off. This way I can, for instance, use one dimmer for controlling all the lights in my living room.
I have also been looking at some SDK’s, but they are also using the API’s, so the same issue applies.
The only solutions I can see right now is :
- Move the dimmer rules back into the hue bridge (But my rules are a bit complicated)
- Find an alternative Zigbee native channel to use instead, that allows more than one update per second.
Is there anyone Who has figured out how to overcome this issue???