Philips Hue Owners: Getting the Most out of Your HUE lights


wungabunga
wungabunga

Starting to look like lights are controlling us.

Vor 3 Tage
Mike Lee
Mike Lee

I have the most advanced and efficient lighting system. Simple to use and very cost effective. I had a switch attached to my wall. As I enter the room I flick the switch upward and the entire room is illuminated. When I leave the room I flick the switch downward and complete darkness. It cost me about $3.00. No apps to mess with. Did not have to spend $2000.00 on electronics.And I can actually see everything in the room clearly. No have lit room or lights flashing in my eyes.I will do a video on it shortly.

Vor 4 Tage
James Vlogs
James Vlogs

Your house is amaaazzinnnggg

Vor 9 Tage
Brian Hymer
Brian Hymer

TechFreshness - nice review and you spent some crazy bling on those bulbs! 😜 I saw you tried 'Hue Disco'; have you tried 'Hue Thunder' from the same developer? It simulates thunderstorms and seems to keep in-sync enough with it's pre-made sound effects... We used it last halloween to make a simulated thunderstorm 🌩 on our front porch. I even used a Hue Go light in a black planter's pot with some dry ice to make a glowing "Witches cauldron" candy tray for the trick-or-treaters! It was awesome! 😀

Vor 10 Tage
Ryfirmmn
Ryfirmmn

I may as well go get a different brand than spend an obnoxious amount on a horrible overpriced product..

Vor 12 Tage
Sue Wade
Sue Wade

Question for you: Can you adjust the color to a specific Kelvin?

Vor 14 Tage
Test Hobo
Test Hobo

this man just spent 1000 dollars on lights

Vor 16 Tage
Test Hobo
Test Hobo

techfreshness haha

Vor 12 Tage
techfreshness
techfreshness

pfff, i know smh

Vor 12 Tage
Daniel Morgan
Daniel Morgan

tell you what is good for this is a philips ambilight tv if you want sync it with a tv light stips are built in to the tv ace for xbox and movies

Vor 16 Tage
Tom T
Tom T

Does your phone have to be on the same wifi network to control the lights?

Vor 17 Tage
Brian Hymer
Brian Hymer

Actually, I think it depends on the app. 🤔 My bet is most 3rd party apps require you to be on the same Wifi network. I have an app that wants to talk via wifi to my Hue Hub... it complains immediately when I am away from home or on some other wifi network that it can't find the hub. And yet I can turn off wifi on my iPhone (so i am only on cellular) and still control lights with Apple Homekit and my IOS Alexa app. This tells me I must be it some other way: Apple is using my iTunes account to securely communicate with my Homekit "Home Hub" (in my case an Apple TV 4K) which then talks to the Philips Hue Hub. Alexa must be talking via my Amazon account to one of my echo dot's (i have 3) and then to the Hue Hub... I'm somewhat guessing at Alexa's process but it makes sense. The Philips Hue app has an "Out of home control" setting, where you create and log into a Philips "My Hue" account and then can control lights away from home and set up "when i arrive/leave", but I haven't created that account myself as I can already do these with HomeKit. Even if I did set up the "My Hue" account I doubt the 3rd party apps would use it.

Vor 10 Tage
Tom T
Tom T

+Sev Eikrem thanks

Vor 16 Tage
Sev Eikrem
Sev Eikrem

Tom T naah :)

Vor 16 Tage
Bill Kristjanson
Bill Kristjanson

had to stop watching.the audio is lousy! he speaks loudly then almost a whisper terrible video.

Vor 17 Tage
W H
W H

OMG, the wife is going to get so pissed off once I have it installed and up running.

Vor 18 Tage
Jonny Harris
Jonny Harris

Does that Many bulbs slow down your internet?

Vor 19 Tage
meesohonee
meesohonee

The "bridge" or "hub" uses Zigbee, not your wifi, to control the lights. Its a different frequency and can work without an internet connection. So it doesn't really touch your internet connection unless you're controlling them away from home.

Vor 15 Tage
Piet Hein
Piet Hein

Nice hou show the app and your lights . But sadly you don't show a demonstration how it realy work with music and movies.

Vor 19 Tage
SuperDelusionistTM
SuperDelusionistTM

Wow... You really went nutz with the Philips Hue lights.

Vor 19 Tage
A M
A M

Hi, Nice Video. Do you have a solution to match my content (Zwifft) on my Ipad to the hue light? (without computer). Basicly hue light will react at the color on the screen on the Ipad (Zwiftt Bike Session).Thank you in advance.

Vor 23 Tage
Gabriel Otero
Gabriel Otero

What is the fixture used for the floor lights?

Vor 23 Tage
Olivian Hora
Olivian Hora

Amazing !

Vor 24 Tage
Robert Cipriani
Robert Cipriani

Do you know of an alternative for Thorlight for Android?

Vor 25 Tage
Lee Nelson
Lee Nelson

I was just trying to find something for Android as well heh

Vor 19 Tage
Nico Schrimpf
Nico Schrimpf

Do these apps also work with 3rd party lamps like Ikea?

Vor 26 Tage
techfreshness
techfreshness

no, you would have to find apps that say specifically they support ikea lamps

Vor 12 Tage
ShotByDavid
ShotByDavid

Please try iLightShow if you have iPhone. I blow people away with how amazing it syncs Hue Light to Spotify/Apple Music.

Vor Monat
ShotByDavid
ShotByDavid

+techfreshness it has delay correction in the settings, I set mine to 2 seconds for mine and it's spot on since it analyzes the actual song instead of just using mic. Then again I haven't tried the one you're using and it seems to work great as well!

Vor 10 Tage
techfreshness
techfreshness

i did try, tis cool, but laggy like evrything i'll i've tried

Vor 12 Tage
Rem
Rem

Try HueDynamic best app for Windows and Xbox One

Vor Monat
techfreshness
techfreshness

i tried it, its def the best for windows

Vor 18 Tage
Ryan Burns
Ryan Burns

Philips hue makes an app for windows and mac that sinks up music really well

Vor Monat
Ash Nathan
Ash Nathan

28-3 lmao

Vor Monat
techfreshness
techfreshness

whats that?

Vor Monat
Mike Stein
Mike Stein

Got a question, hope you see this. Anything that has meaning to in my home is connected to 5ghz or wireless AC including my phones and Alexa. From what I've gathered, all these wifi bulbs only connect to 2.4ghz. Will I be able to use the phone and Alexa to control them under those circumstances?

Vor Monat
meesohonee
meesohonee

The bridge uses Zigbee to control the lights

Vor 15 Tage
techfreshness
techfreshness

+Mike Stein hey mike, should be fine, as long as you get a signal at all you be good to go

Vor Monat
techfreshness
techfreshness

+Mike Stein yeah, but the more i think it about it the more i think it doesn't matter, your router can/should be able to communicate on both bands actually. i know i'm able to control my wemo switches and they are on the 2.4ghz band. any decent wireless 802.11ac router can talk on both bands, so you'll be fine either way. worst case, is just get 1 lifx bulb and try it out, i think it would be seemless on your end, unless somehow you configured your router to only use the 5ghz band, as that would have very likely have not been the default.

Vor Monat
Mike Stein
Mike Stein

My router is 2 floors above where my lights will be. Do you think that will pose an issue? To give you some perspective,, my connection speed at the router is 400 mbs and I pull about 100 over wifi down in my cave.

Vor Monat
Mike Stein
Mike Stein

+techfreshness Thank you! Sounds like the Phillips Hue system would work in my circumstance but something like LIFX wouldn't. Correct?

Vor Monat
Arnold Nathan
Arnold Nathan

What is the height of that room? I want a movie screen but don’t think I gotta enough room

Vor Monat
Raghu Reddy
Raghu Reddy

Amazing tech

Vor Monat
Brandon Engstrom
Brandon Engstrom

How do you get the lights to chase ? I bought Thorlight, I cannot figure out how to get them to chase?

Vor Monat
Moghster
Moghster

hue widget looks horrendous

Vor 2 Monate
tjs6025
tjs6025

Kinda tacky, no?

Vor 2 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

i don't entirely disagree ha, but i do enjoy it!

Vor 2 Monate
Skyler Nelles
Skyler Nelles

Which Hue lights are in the ceiling cans?

Vor 2 Monate
Desmond Hough
Desmond Hough

Hi there, Take a look at iConnectHue, It's an app I have been using for a long time and find it very easy to set up and use and it works fast . I run 32 lights of it and it works perfect for me , I like the timer at night for when I go to bed I set the bedroom lights to go out in what ever time I wish. You can change the colour and brightness of each bulb individually or as a group very quickly, also you can control away from home . The app has a lot of good features and is definitely worth a look. Cheers

Vor 2 Monate
Darvius Walker
Darvius Walker

Lol I bought the app

Vor 2 Monate
Jason Lanier Brown
Jason Lanier Brown

Nice video! I’ll definitely implement a LOT of your advice on my Lights. One question?...what do you have your projector source as? I saw you had an iPad sitting there, do you play movies/stream to the projector using an iPad? And if so, how well does that work? Also, what kind of screen do you have? I’m setting up my own theater room right now and love how yours looks!!! Thanks for the video! And thanks for editing it and having GOOD Audio!!! (...like...some ppl...just...🤦🏻‍♂️). But, thank YOU for doing it right!!! Haha😄😄😄

Vor 2 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

awesome thanks jason. so you could check out this vid http://youtu.be/GzXt5IW7Jrg about my projector, but i basically just have an appletv plugged into it, so i use that as my main source, then of course yeah i can airplay the ipad to the appletv and thus to the projector, works perfect......i'm sad to say the audio in the projector vid was before i got my lapel mics so sorry in advance! haha

Vor 2 Monate
Kevin_ LV702
Kevin_ LV702

your basement is cool. i only have led strip plus 1 3rd gen behind my 55 lg tv and two light bulbs next to it, i want to get some lamps, netflix and chill. . hehe but theyre expensive so far

Vor 2 Monate
Roman Semenov
Roman Semenov

For music sync there is an app (forgot the name) that looks ahead of the audio track to counter the bulb delay

Vor 2 Monate
Jay G.
Jay G.

Tom morello should be reviewing guitars and pedals??

Vor 2 Monate
Bw alexander
Bw alexander

where did you find that Thorlight app i dont see it on the app store?

Vor 2 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

ah bummer, i didn't realize was ios only

Vor 2 Monate
Bw alexander
Bw alexander

+chaserGB thank you for the reply. Sad I like what that app does

Vor 2 Monate
chaserGB
chaserGB

Bw alexander I think it’s only on iPhone but not positive

Vor 2 Monate
Steve Laminack
Steve Laminack

Light DJ charges you monthly or yearly, F'ing BS for a phone app to change colors.

Vor 3 Monate
lacrosse8011
lacrosse8011

the hue widget looks good, but the review/comments in the store are really bad. Does anyone else have any input?

Vor 3 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

yeh its wierd, maybe spotty performance for some, but i'm telling you the widget feature is killer. might as well try it i think its free right?

Vor 2 Monate
Geert De Loenzien
Geert De Loenzien

do you know a app who can change color and when color is changed there plays another song? scene like color1:song1>color2:song2>color3>song3,...

Vor 3 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hmm, not really that be kinda cool though

Vor 2 Monate
Geert De Loenzien
Geert De Loenzien

what type of lamp do you use in the basement as ceiling lights?

Vor 3 Monate
Geert De Loenzien
Geert De Loenzien

Thanks for the lalmp type. I mean the fittings, the type of fitting.

Vor 2 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

what kind of lamp? do you mean bulb? its the philips hue br30 bulb

Vor 2 Monate
John Clinton
John Clinton

Nice video. Thank you for submission. I am 30 year veteran in IT and just started playing with the Phillips Hue. My best and take care. 👍

Vor 3 Monate
Peace
Peace

Anyone know serial number for hue strip light plz I couldn’t read mine Its start with 3AE

Vor 3 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

maybe check the box?

Vor 3 Monate
paul ward
paul ward

How do you set up the sensors time I’ve got it for 0440 when I’m up for work but can’t seem to set a stop time I wanted from 2100-0400 so now set all day ?

Vor 4 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

when you say sensors time do you mean the sheduled time?in the hue app you should just be able to setup a go to sleep action or go in the other routines to schedule them to turn off

Vor 3 Monate
Варвара Кондратюк
Варвара Кондратюк

*Love the lights>>>**t.co/QY15Wc0MLz**   bought the starter kit well worth the investment. My kids love how we can change the lights to any color.*

Vor 4 Monate
Janice Nielsen
Janice Nielsen

╦┈╦║╔┈╦╗┈╔╦╗╗╔╦╔╗ ║┈║╠╩╗╠┈┈┈║┈╠╣║╚╗ ╩╝╩║┈║╩╝┈┈╩┈╝╚╩╚╝

Vor 4 Monate
craig
craig

is there any music app you can use with the hue go without needing the hue bridge ??

Vor 4 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

afraid not that i know of

Vor 3 Monate
smart tech
smart tech

hi techfreshness couple of question are those floor lights the the philip hue bloom also do you have any of the hue go lamps and if so which are better thehue bloom or the huego and also how are the hue light still performing after having them a while are the colours still nice and bright and have you had any issues with them. thanks .

Vor 4 Monate
JackCarver10
JackCarver10

Gonna buy me so many Hue lights...

Vor 4 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

do iiiit!

Vor 4 Monate
Rodney Fisk
Rodney Fisk

Great video! Just got my first bridge and lights today. Super thorough; almost to the point of being boring. That's a compliment, BTW. I wanted a good everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of tutorial.

Vor 4 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

ha great, hope you enjoying the lights massively?

Vor 4 Monate
HongBin Yao
HongBin Yao

May I know what bulbs and holders you are using for the ceiling? I’m planning to use all philips hue color for my house too but I’m afraid it would not be bright enough

Vor 5 Monate
Christopher Elliott
Christopher Elliott

I accidentally found a way to have single bulb on multiple different "rooms". I have my hue lights synced to my google assistant. I can assign individual bulbs to different "rooms" in assistant. So far, all I've done is be able to control the fan lights in my living room by either "fan lights" via the hue settings, or "living room" via google assistant. Eventually, once I get some pot-light hue bulbs into the living room above the couch, I'll have them set as couch lights in hue, but add them to the living room in google assistant. Other home automation assistants may offer similar possibilities.

Vor 5 Monate
Mike S
Mike S

This looks more like a "look at my basement while I brag about it" sort of video, than how to get the most out my HUE... No mention of why you would choose this particular app over iConnect or any of the other handful of apps available to Apple users. That said, I would recommend to anyone watching this to not get the IRIS or BLOOM lamps... You're much better off getting the "normal" color bulbs and fitting them to a fixture of your choosing. Then you can avoid this sort of "see the bulb on the floor" situation that I personally feel is a bit tacky. In this instance a strip or three behind the screen or on the walls behind the IKEA lamps would really help clean it up IMHO.

Vor 5 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hey mike, i did not intend for that at all, i don't think my basement is all that great relatviely speaking, although i do love it no doubt about it. as far as the other apps, the ones i found in the video are the best i know about, the reasons are too numerous, different features, stability, ease of use etc. behind the screen led's could be pretty cool but only for when the screen is off, but the screen is flush with the wall so hard to really get it behind to get a good glow goin on (i've def thought about it)

Vor 5 Monate
Garrett Bralley
Garrett Bralley

I downloaded the app but i can only control the lights threw the app. There no widgets

Vor 6 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

yeh stupid philips doesn't enable widgets, get a app called hue widget, its a great one

Vor 5 Monate
AlyJ187
AlyJ187

Thanks man.

Vor 6 Monate
Jacob Crosby
Jacob Crosby

I think you are mistaken with the 'using different lights for different things using the groups... I have no problem whatsoever with this, and I have my lights since around January 2017... Maybe I am doing something differently, but I have no problem doing this.

Vor 6 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

yeah perhaps i dont have something setup correct or they fixed something since last i tried

Vor 5 Monate
Project 360
Project 360

Hi is there an app that changes the colour of the lights based on the scenes on your TV?

Vor 6 Monate
Project 360
Project 360

very informative video. what lght blb will you recommend for ceiling pot lights?

Vor 6 Monate
Neil Merchant
Neil Merchant

+100 for di.fm

Vor 6 Monate
Mugo83x
Mugo83x

bro, you spent so much for the bulbs.. then you use those ugly cheap shit ikea lamps ... lol bruv

Vor 6 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

ha i know, i had no money left

Vor 6 Monate
Ricky Saull
Ricky Saull

"You can almost tell how good the app is going to be from how the app icon looks . . ." Proceeds to show us an app with a nice icon, but has a 2.5 star rating. -_-

Vor 7 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

ha fair enough. but not allll ratings are fair too

Vor 6 Monate
MrZACATECANO100
MrZACATECANO100

Nice setup

Vor 7 Monate
Callum Read
Callum Read

What ceiling spotlights are those? I’ve just been getting 6 GU10’s fitted today and they look smaller than yours?

Vor 7 Monate
Bhavik Patel
Bhavik Patel

Wicked stuff man, Im in process of buy my first home...deffo given me a clear picture

Vor 7 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

congrats, and glad to give you some ideas

Vor 7 Monate
Dave Warf
Dave Warf

Great video, thanks!

Vor 7 Monate
Arturo Martinez
Arturo Martinez

Where did you get your locked screen wallpaper?

Vor 7 Monate
DonDon Almighty
DonDon Almighty

Your basement is amazing

Vor 7 Monate
Louis
Louis

Nice vid

Vor 7 Monate
Joey Chamera
Joey Chamera

Telling you right now there way more energy efficient than standard boring light bulbs. I own 8 products and they are all perfectly working!

Vor 8 Monate
rajwoodson
rajwoodson

what app do you recommend for syncing to music?

Vor 8 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

none really sync well enough to use imo, its a limitation of the latency with the philips hub

Vor 8 Monate
Mortimer Laforet
Mortimer Laforet

useless and expensive.

Vor 8 Monate
WMMFY
WMMFY

negative and poor.

Vor 5 Monate
Gardners Garage
Gardners Garage

sorry if its been asked, what about light switches.. if you turn them off the hue bulbs wont work, have you found some switches to avoid this? Other then expensive wifi switches? Thanks, I have the bulbs and having this problem with the kids turning off their light switches

Vor 8 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hmm, i have not no, just tell them to stop switching them off, problem solved. jk, do you ever use the lightswitch? what if you just put the blank plate over it?

Vor 8 Monate
Wayne Bertino
Wayne Bertino

Have you use "Hue Pro" ? If you have what are your thoughts ? http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.benchevoor.huepro

Vor 8 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

have not, have you?

Vor 8 Monate
dekkoo84
dekkoo84

Hi. What do you do for a living? Very nice house and those light make it very cozy.

Vor 8 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hi there, i'm just a corporate finance cog :P but yeh thanks man, we love it!

Vor 8 Monate
Dan
Dan

Leccy bill must be killing you lad!

Vor 9 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

i am definitely an energy consumer!

Vor 8 Monate
Gerrard Stone
Gerrard Stone

Great video and love your setup.. Have you found a good app or any easy to use software to sync philips led tv strip lights to on screen movie? Regards Gerry..

Vor 9 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

thx gerrard, there really aren't any, because of lag issues inherent in the system. you can find some, but to me its more distracting than worth it, but everyone has diff tolerances. if you search it some options will come up i forget the names tho

Vor 8 Monate
Gerrard Stone
Gerrard Stone

techfreshness Thanks for your reply.. 😎

Vor 8 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hey gerry thanks. honestly no, there is just too much lag imo to make it worthwhile. i've played with it some, and the hue box is just naturally laggy. you can't get it to sync well enough imo it becomes more extracting than worth it. although i think now philips has some kind of api or something that movie makers can preload their movies or something to that effect, i can't recall exactly. the downfall with that is only very select movies will ever take the time to do it. i forget the ones i've tried using though so really can't recommend any sorry!

Vor 8 Monate
Per Karlsson
Per Karlsson

Wtf make video 4min all info in you say could be cut by 90%

Vor 9 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

sorry to drag on ha

Vor 8 Monate
Mortimer Laforet
Mortimer Laforet

so this is the future, a small house made of cheap wood with crap carpeting on the floor and the rest is empty, just a screen a couch and a computer.... and everybody have the same interior, just changing the color of the lights... well this is boring as hell..

Vor 9 Monate
Mortimer Laforet
Mortimer Laforet

cheap? they sell you wooden house at the price of stone... it's just another liberal scamthat work on american idiots.

Vor 8 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

thats an interesting perspective. but yeh i hope to be able to have concrete house one day at least, thats just how they build them cheap in the US

Vor 8 Monate
Yumpin Yiminy
Yumpin Yiminy

Hi, I just finish a modern remodel on my house. I am 60 now yet always loved new tech stuff. However - No way I am paying this kind of stupid money for bulbs and switches. I think the voice activated ones are even more stupid money. Wait a few years and the prices will drop. Cool but not at that price point.

Vor 9 Monate
sebastiaan pw
sebastiaan pw

Buying a new car for 40k is most money waste everyone does it...

Vor 29 Tage
WMMFY
WMMFY

ok

Vor 5 Monate
Something
Something

just saying, you can do most of this stuff you do in the first app also in the normal app; scenes are there for something. the only thing you can't do, is ad a lightbulb to two diffrent rooms.

Vor 9 Monate
Troy
Troy

How are you swiping your notification shade down to reveal the widgets page automatically withought having to swipe right on the notification screen? Can you change the default page to Widgets instead of Notications when you bring the shade down?

Vor 9 Monate
OverTheTopCargoTrailer Jerry
OverTheTopCargoTrailer Jerry

This video is EXCELLENT, thanks for posting !!!

Vor 9 Monate
Muhammad Amin
Muhammad Amin

That looks amazing. May i ask, what is your total investment in smart lights altogether?

Vor 9 Monate
TheBravo13x
TheBravo13x

Is there any apps out there that’ll perfectly sync with your music? Any help?

Vor 9 Monate
raazan1128
raazan1128

great video - very helpful

Vor 9 Monate
Gwen Coonen
Gwen Coonen

Just finished my renovation and looking into this...freaking awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

Vor 9 Monate
Tomas Boonty
Tomas Boonty

if you want a good music app use the razor visual Q app in the croma app store ez fix

Vor 9 Monate
MidwinterEclipse
MidwinterEclipse

Do you live at home with your parents?

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hmm, no but why do you ask?

Vor 10 Monate
camochick202
camochick202

What website do you use on the computer?

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hmm, not sure what you mean? soprry

Vor 10 Monate
John Michael Stock
John Michael Stock

What video camera are you using mate? Thanks.

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hey john i use this guy http://amzn.to/2nNFDZO

Vor 10 Monate
europlane77
europlane77

Just use Homekit. Much easier.

Vor 10 Monate
Sharad
Sharad

Don't forget screenbloom. It syncs your lights to match what is being displayed on your computer monitors. Really great for watching movies

Vor 10 Monate
Sebastian K
Sebastian K

Tech help me I have a broken Hue Color & IKEA is 40 mins away what do I buy?

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hmm, well i think you could order it online? and honestly any lamp can take these bulbs too, so you could just find a triple bulb lamp like maybe at a target?

Vor 10 Monate
Al Dodson
Al Dodson

Nice setup, I am working on a similar media room. Can't wait to get everything installed.

Vor 10 Monate
Bradford McAdams
Bradford McAdams

You should check out Universal Devices ISY... with a ras pi and Polyglot v2 software you can integrate Philips Hue into the automation controller, and from there you can activate your modes via google Home or amazon Alexa! Thank you for your video I love the app you recommended.

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hmm, sounds good, i get what you are saying, i'm personally not that much of a tinkerer!

Vor 10 Monate
Bradford McAdams
Bradford McAdams

techfreshness The advantage is simply being able to program, schedule, and automate the lights, and every other IoT device in your home in one environment. You can use your mobile device or any Insteon or z-wave remote to control the lights however you want, or voice assistants, while maintaining all the other apps you use. I use an 8 key keypad to control all my dimmers, hue lights, including color cycling, and my thermostat. All on one tiny remote. No hue account is required because the software talks locally to your hub. It’s not the easiest thing to setup for everyone, depends on skill level, but the possibilities are endless. It’s hard to explain all the functionality ISY can bring, without seeing it, maybe I will make a video on the subject.

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

yeah ras pi a cool thing, i i'm not electronically minded enough to get that stuff to work, but what is the advantage for using what you say vs just controlling the lights normally with home or alexa?

Vor 10 Monate
JAGTech
JAGTech

Great guide! I’ve made an install vid for setting up Philips Hue Lightstrips behind a 65” TV, check it out here and let me know what you think here: http://youtu.be/ZIu1SGx1dvA! Make sure you subscribe, I’m new and will be adding new content!

Vor 10 Monate
The_ Joker
The_ Joker

Hue widget is $1.10 now

Vor 10 Monate
Frowntown
Frowntown

great video man and ty. maybe you could help me out - you seem pretty versed and I'm just getting started with Hue. If I wanted to tell Siri something like - "hey siri its movie time." and then have my lights do a special sequence or pattern - something special to indicate an event etc... is there anything that allows that yet or are the apps still pretty generic in their functionality.?

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hey frown, you can do exactly what you describe, using the home kit app on the iphone you can set all that up with the hue lights. just takes some tinkering to get it to operate how you want. but let me know!

Vor 10 Monate
Caleb Andre
Caleb Andre

Do I need a home automation wall switch to make this work or will the app and hue bridge just do it?

Vor 10 Monate
Caleb Andre
Caleb Andre

Thanks :)

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

app and hue bridge all you need, although i highly recommend picking up their hue dimmer switch, it really adds a lot of convenience

Vor 10 Monate
Evan Brooks
Evan Brooks

Hey I noticed you have the field test strength for your cell signal? Are you running iOS 11? If so how did you do that when I upgraded it took it away and I can’t get it back ?

Vor 11 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

i think maybe it depends if the carrier lets you in those settings too, at this time i was using att

Vor 10 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

hmm, you know i don't use it anymore once it took off, i think this was maybe pre ios11, but i can't say for sure. i'm always runnign the latest ios version, so i don't know when it came out but this couldn't have been much before june 2017

Vor 10 Monate
Terolix
Terolix

Thanks for the video it was super useful! I just bought my first hue lights 2 days ago

Vor 11 Monate
techfreshness
techfreshness

awesome man, hope you are enjoying!

Vor 10 Monate

Nächstes Video