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Sonos One seen as "Smart Home" device, not "Alexa enabled" device | Sonos Community
(On the limitations of Sonos’s Alexa implementation:)
“This limitation means you cannot use the Alexa simplified room lighting/device controls.

“For example, if within the Family Room you create an Alexa group consisting of the Alexa Echo physically in that room, along with the lights in that room, say ‘Couch Lamp’, ‘Ceiling Light’, and ‘Spot Light’, then when you are in that particular room and speak to the Alexa in that room, you can say ‘Alexa, Lights on’ instead of ‘Alexa, Family Room Lights On’, or worse, having to ask for each light individually, by name, to be turned on.

“This is particularly useful when you have multiple Alexa devices in multiple rooms. With the ‘smart grouping’, you can walk into any room and say ‘Alexa, lights on’ and the appropriate, pre-selected set of lights for that room, turns on without having to remember the unique names of the lights in that particular room.

“The problem is that with Sonos ONE not being recognized as an ‘Alexa-enabled device’ you cannot replace an existing Alexa with a Sonos ONE in a particular room and continue having the same capability. That sort of defeats the whole purpose of using a Sonos ONE as a ‘superset’ of a regular Alexa for voice commands but with much better sound. Now you have to give up existing convenience if you want better sound, you can’t have both.”
sonos  alexa  echo  2018  rooms  automation  hue 
7 weeks ago by handcoding
Hue | macgamestore.com
Who knows whether it’s fun, but it looks like the game Hue is available for macOS. (via 4:05 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrqdU4cZaLw)
hue  games  mac  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
Light state has been changed manually. · Issue #20 · stefanwichmann/kelvin
(On fixing the Kelvin issue where it seems to get in a loop where it thinks that the lights have been changed manually:)
“This may or may not be related to your issue, but I was getting similar messages with Hue White Ambiance bulbs when I set them to 2000K. Hue White Ambiance Bulbs support color temperatures 2200-6500K. Setting them to 2000K triggered the ‘Light state has been changed manually’ message on the next polling. Changing the temp setting in the config to 2200K fixed the issue.”
hue  kelvin  lighting  home  2018 
june 2018 by handcoding
How to copy scenes from Hue site : Hue
(On copying the pre-made scenes from the Hue site:)
“Actually I got it. It’s just veeery cumbersome.
“1. Download Hue gen 1 and gen 2 apps
“2. Login in your account on website (my.meethue.com)
“3. Menu (at the right) - Discover
“4. Choose a scene you like by tapping a bulb button.
“5. At the bottom of the screen you should see ‘keep the scene’. Tap it. Thus scene is now stored in your scenes.
“6. Open gen 1 app.
“7. Log into your Hue account there.
“8. You should see the scene you previously stored in Scenes now. Open it.
“9. Open gen 2 app
“10.Rooms (select which room you want your scene to apply to) - Lights tab
“11. Click + at the bottom right corner of the screen.
“12. Name it and save
“13. Heeere we are. Web -> app1 -> app2. Tedious, I know, but now you have access to all the scenes on the Hue site and there are tons of them. I just don’t know how to choose photo for newly created scenes, they appear as colored bubbles…”
hue  lighting  scenes  2017 
june 2018 by handcoding
How to Set Exact Color Temperature : Hue
Here’re the color temperatures for the default Hue scenes
“Relax = 2,237 K
Read = 2,890 K
Concentrate = 4,291 K
Energize = 6,410 K”
hue  colortemperatures  2017  reddit 
june 2018 by handcoding
kelvin/README.md at master · stefanwichmann/kelvin · GitHub
“Kelvin is a little helper bot who will automate the lights in your house. Its job is to adjust the color temperature and brightness in your home based on your local sunrise and sunset times and custom intervals defined by you. Think of it as f.lux or Apple's Night Shift for your home.”
kelvin  nightshift  2018  software  hue  lighting  flux 
june 2018 by handcoding
10 Great Lighting Scenes For Hue Lights | iMore
“Here are 10 great scenes and routines to improve upon the already-awesome Philips Hue lighting system!”
philips  hue  2018  mac  macos  osx  imore 
may 2018 by handcoding
Hue-topia - Philips Hue control for Mac.
This Mac app for controlling Philips Hue bulbs looks like it could work in a pinch.
hue  phlilps  apps  software  mac  osx  macos  2018 
may 2018 by handcoding
A Roundup of CES Home Automation and Apple Accessory Announcements – MacStories
"The Instinct is a smart light switch, but that's not all it is: it's also a full-fledged Amazon Alexa device. No, I don't mean that it's Alexa-compatible (though it is) – I mean Alexa lives inside the switch, ready for your commands. When you use the trigger word, a blue Echo-like ring will light up on the Instinct to show that it's listening, and you'll be able to have the device do anything a normal Alexa device can. Add in the Instinct's motion detecting and ambient light sensing capabilities, and this is easily the most impressive smart light switch I've ever seen. The Instinct will be available sometime in 2018; pricing is unknown.”


"In addition to updating its iOS app, Philips said it is introducing an all-new Mac app in Q2 2018 that will run in the background and allow its lighting system to synchronize with what you’re doing on your computer. There aren’t many details yet, but Philips will also introduce a line of outdoor Hue lights this summer."
lightswitches  smartswitches  homekit  macstories  2018  philips  hue 
january 2018 by handcoding
Circadian Hue for Philips Hue on the Mac App Store
"Circadian Hue adjust the color temperature of your Philips Hue lights to match the color temperature of the sun."
philips  hue  flux  sleep  mac  osx  software  2017 
august 2017 by handcoding
IKEA Trådfri Smart Lighting System Now Supports Apple HomeKit - Mac Rumors
"Very good move, IKEA. They didn't promise any HomeKit support at the beginning and yet they developed quickly an update. Bravo.

"LIFX instead promised HomeKit for ages and users are still waiting for an ETA. Come on, LIFX, wake up!"
ikea  lifx  homekit  hue  lighting  2017  macrumors 
august 2017 by handcoding
Hue Lights - F.A.Q.
"As of v2.0 Hue Lights now shares scenes on the bridge with the new V2 Scenes API from Philips. This API permanently stores the scene, so it won't disappear. You can also see and edit the light states of the scene from any iOS or other device that supports V2 scenes."
hue  scenes  2017  lighting 
may 2017 by handcoding
How to retrieve custom scenes from Philips Hue’s first generation app
This page also goes over how you can transfer scenes from version one of the Hue app to version two of the Hue app.
hue  lighting  scenes  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Is it possible to edit scenes in new app? - Hue
It looks like the new version of the Hue app supports geofencing under routines → home and away.

Also, one commenter recommended Huemote as an alternative.
hue  apps  lighting  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
How to Transfer Scenes to Hue App Gen 2 | Hue Tips
This post goes over how you can transfer scenes from version one of the Hue app to version two of the Hue app.
hue  scenes  lighting  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
bwssytems/ha-bridge: Home automation bridge that emulates a Philips Hue light system and can control other systems such as a Vera, Harmony Hub, Nest, MiLight bulbs or any other system that has an http/https/tcp/udp interface. This is a compact impl to run
"Home automation bridge that emulates a Philips Hue light system and can control other systems such as a Vera, Harmony Hub, Nest, MiLight bulbs or any other system that has an http/https/tcp/udp interface. This is a compact impl to run on small format computers. This is impl started from this project."
hue  keyboardmaestro  automation  mac  osx  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Philips Hue - Hue motion sensor
(This could be worth a look.)
"It's possible to set different light settings for day and night. During the day, the sensor can trigger crisp white light to help you see better. At night, it can turn on a gentle night light when you, your partner or child gets out of bed. Just enough to help you navigate in the dark, without waking up the rest of the family."
philips  hue  smartbukbs  lights  lamps  wishlist  2017 
february 2017 by handcoding
Google Home | Full Device Compatibility List | Digital Trends
(About the smart devices that the Google Home will support at launch:)
"'We’ve partnered with Nest, SmartThings, Philips Hue, and IFTTT to voice-enable your lights, switches, and thermostats. You can control individual devices, rooms, or your whole house,' said Rishi Chandra, Google’s project lead for Chromecast, at the recent media event. 'We’ll be constantly adding more partners over time.'"
google  googlehome  hue  philipshue  nest  ifttt  2016 
october 2016 by handcoding
Philips Hue promises better greens, but you'll need to buy new lightbulbs - CNET
"The news came tucked in with the debut of the Philips Hue Motion Sensor at the IFA 2016 trade show in Berlin. Calling them both the 'next generation' and 'latest evolution' of Philips Hue's flagship White and Color Ambiance LEDs, the new bulbs will look and cost the same as the existing ones, but will boast better colors and a brighter light output. You'll be able to tell them apart from the old ones by way of a 'richer colors' badge on the box.”


"At any rate, the new-and-improved White and Color Ambiance LEDs are set to hit store shelves this October, when the new Philips Hue Motion Sensor is set to debut. "
philips  hue  bulbs  lighting  2016 
august 2016 by handcoding
Automate this: Switch on - Six Colors
On using a Philips Hue Tap switch:
"For one, it’s got four programmable buttons: one is the entire face of the device, while the other three are cut-outs within the face. Using the Hue app on your iOS device, you can assign those buttons to specific scenes across different rooms. I programmed the main button to turn all my Hue lights off, another to turn on my living room lights and turn off my bedroom lights, a third to do the reverse of that (turn on the bedroom lights and turn off the living room lights), and the last one for 'nightlight' mode, which turns on all the lights at minimum dimness."
philips  hue  tap  homekit  2016 
august 2016 by handcoding
Philips' new bulbs use 'every shade of white light' to help you sleep | The Verge
"The Philips Hue white ambiance. The company promises that the white ambiance delivers "every shade of white light" from color temperatures of 6,500 k to 2,200k. And by hooking up the bulbs to the new Philips' Hue app, you can use the "Routines" feature, which shifts the color temperature of the bulb as the day progresses, supposedly leading to better sleep."
philips  hue  lightbulbs  led  2016 
march 2016 by handcoding
I got the new Philips Hue HomeKit lights, and I love them | iMore
On apps to use with Philips Hue setups:
"As a result, to get the most out of Hue and HomeKit, you'll need a third-party app. Elgato's Eve app offers most of these controls, but my favorite HomeKit controller is the $15 Home app—you can set lights, color, saturation, zones, rooms, and even situational triggers—if the temperature gets below 50°, for example, set all the lights to blue."

But one commenter adds,
"The one trigger the Hue app does have is the Geofence. It works perfectly for me. I wish I could say the same about Siri/Hue performance on the watch."

And another mentioned:
"I find that iConnectHue is a much more robust app and works nice on the watch."
philips  hue  lighting  2015  apps  ios 
january 2016 by handcoding
Meet hue | Technical
This page goes over the steps for setting up geofencing with your Hue bulbs.
hue  philips  geofencing  lighting  2015 
january 2016 by handcoding
How to Add Third Party Smart Bulbs to Your Philips Hue System
"The Philips Hue system was one of the first unified smart bulb systems on the market and remains justifiably popular despite the cost. Read on as we show you how to incorporate cheaper third party smart LED bulbs into your Hue system for that great Hue ease-of-use at a lower price."
philips  hue  bulbs  lighting  2015 
january 2016 by handcoding
My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2015 Edition – MacStories
"The Hue widget is, without a doubt, the most used one on my iPhone: I assigned shortcuts for specific lights (with custom photos) so I can toggle them quickly from the Lock screen, and I also have an 'All Off' shortcut I use every night before bed. There are several Hue apps with better designs out there, but the default one is consistently reliable."

Also, this looks like it could be handy for checking air quality and temperature: "I bought two Elgato HomeKit sensors for indoor and outdoor monitoring – the Eve Weather and Eve Room. To read data from them, I use Elgato's Eve app: I don't have to use this app because HomeKit data is exposed to every compatible app on iOS (and Siri, too), but I like the dashboard approach of Eve. The app organizes home data with categories for devices, zones, and types of data monitored; in our case, we can check on our 'Bedroom' HomeKit room and look at humidity status and changes over time. In addition to reporting from its own sensors, Eve can also read HomeKit-compatible Hue lights assigned to rooms, so I can turn on my lights and change their color from Eve without launching the Hue app."

And: "LongScreen. When I want to combine screenshots with pretty iOS device frames for featured images in my articles, I use LongScreen's merge feature."
philips  hue  lights  2015  ios  software  recommendations  screenshots 
december 2015 by handcoding
Light Bulb DRM: Philips Locks Purchasers Out Of Third-Party Bulbs With Firmware Update | Techdirt
"Philips just released firmware for the Philips Hue bridge that may permanently sever access to any “non-approved” ZigBee bulbs.


"The recent change seems to suggest any non-Philips bulbs from manufacturers such as Cree, GE, and Osram will not be supported in many situations, whereas “Friends of Hue” branded product are. At the time of publication, it’s unclear whether 3rd party bulbs will stop working immediately after the firmware update or if they may only become inaccessible after the bridge is reset. We’re also not sure if being “reset” means rebooted or factory reset. This appears to apply to both the round v1 bridge and square v2 HomeKit-compatible bridge after the latest firmware update is applied."
philips  hue  lightbulbs  lighting  2015 
december 2015 by handcoding
An Explanation of Photoshop Blend Modes
"The definitions used here are from the Photoshop help files, with a few bits of added explanation where I saw fit to add them. The Blend Modes specified in the options bar control how pixels in two separate layers interact with and effect each other."
photoshop  blendmodes  tutorials  canonical  2009  photography  linearburn  darken  lighten  multiply  screen  colordodge  lineardodge  overlay  softlight  hardlight  vividlight  linearlight  pinlight  hardmix  difference  exclusion  hue  saturation  color  luminosity 
july 2009 by handcoding

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