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Philips HUE AIO VD standalone 3.1

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Philips HUE AIO VD v3.1

(standalone version)

With Philips HUE preview VD v1.1 - brings easier setup and support for multiple Philips HUE bridges

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Philips HUE lighting brings colorful way of lighting experience. More about this lights you can find here https://www2.meethue.com/en-us Philips HUE AIO VD is All In One solution for HC2 owners to control Philips HUE lighting with support for all types of HUE lamps made by Philips and some other manufacturers.

 

PREREQUISITES

  • Fibaro Home Center 2 with firmware 4.120 or greater (tested up to 4.540)
  • Philips HUE bridge V1 (round) with firmware up to 01041302 (released 05 February 2018) or
  • Philips HUE bridge V2 (square) with firmware up to 1901181309 (released 07 February 2019)

 

FEATURES

  • Consists of two VD's: Philips HUE Preview VD which connects to Philips HUE bridge and downloads information of all lights and groups of lights and greatly simplifies installation of Philips HUE AIO VD that controls individual HUE bulbs or group of bulbs. Also added unreachable icon for Philips HUE bridge v1.
  • Philips HUE Preview VD has button for generating authorization username and for easy connection to Philips HUE bridge
  • Support for multiple HUE bridges and most of the Philips HUE bulbs including bulbs from other manufacturers that can be connected to HUE bridge.
  • HUE AIO VD recognizes different types of bulbs like multicolor, white ambience and dimmable and enables proper controls
  • Can control brightness, hue, saturation, color temperature and transition speed that can be set from instant to 10 seconds duration
  • Buttons to activate colorloop efect and Alerts
  • Multilanguage support with 27 languages included. VD's can use HC2 selected language or user can select any other available language. VD will be automatically translated to the selected language (visible after refreshing page on browser or refreshing network data on Fibaro mobile application)
  • Easy setup for VD icons that will also setup icons for all buttons and sliders of the VD. (on UHASTM compatible version is even more easier to setup VD icons with Icon Preview VD)
  • On HUE AIO VD user can setup separated on and off button or have on/off toggle button
  • Self adding of global variables needed and global variable data integrity checking
  • Automatic repair of global variables without user intervention
  • New approach to programming other code to control this VD enables future upgrades without needing to change that code. (See more about that in User Manual provided)

 

INSTALLATION

Please check provided User Manual where all steps are explained in detail and this video made by @MarcoTorino71:

 

PACKAGE CONTENT

  • Philips HUE Preview VD v1.1 standalone
  • Philips HUE AIO VD v3.1 standalone
  • Icon pack Philips HUE E27 bulb indoor
  • Icon pack Philips HUE E27 bulb outdoor
  • Icon pack Philips HUE GU10 bulb indoor
  • Icon pack Philips HUE GU10 bulb outdoor
  • Icon pack Philips HUE LED strip indoor
  • User Manual v1.1 EN

 

CREDITS

Many thanks to BodyArt, gucio1234 and many other Fibaro forum users for help with testing, translations and user manual.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and its documentation for educational, research, personal use and non-profit purposes, without fee and without a signed licensing agreement is hereby granted, provided that the copyright notice, with "Terms and conditions" and "Disclaimer" appear in all copies, modifications and distributions.

It is strictly forbidden to sell, rent, lease and/or lend this software for profit without prior consent from the Author.

 

DISCLAIMER

This software is provided by copyright owner "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the author and distributor be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

Fibar Group S.A. and their employees are not responsible for support of the Philips HUE AIO VD. Please contact the author Sankotronic, on the Fibaro Forum, for any questions or support required.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

HUE is registered trademark of Philips Lighting Holding B.V. registered internationally.

 

LATEST NEWS

1 April 2019

Philips HUE bridge firmware new version 1901181309 is out. If you upgrade to this latest firmware Philips HUE AIO VD will continue function properly.

 

VERSION HISTORY

3.1 - Corrected bug that was causing HUE AIO VD main loop to stop with error if user set light or group ID that does not exists on HUE bridge. Also corrected bug that was not updating list correctly after first scan if user removed or added light or group on HUE bridge.

3.0 - All In One solution, one VD for all types of bulbs and for control of individual light or group of lights with supporting Philips HUE Preview VD.

2.1 - added Philips HUE White dimmable VD of same version as color version.

2.1 - Corrected error handling when HUE bridge is not reachable.
2.0 - Added On/Off button; two version available: 2.0m with Main loop refresh  or 2.0b with button refresh for systems with more than 15 HUE lamps to improve response and reduce network traffic; changing brightness, color or Saturation sliders now immediately refreshes VD status; code improved so users can easier setup necessary data
1.5 - Added sliders for color (hue) and Saturation, VD is now getting ID & TCP port setting from VD general tab 

1.0 - Changing icons based on the brightness level, Changing icons based on HUE lights state (unreachable/error); Error handling for HUE response data, status information in the bottom bar of the VD; detailed comments in LUA code, main loop refresh code added

 

Here is a new look of Philips HUE AIO VD and companion Philips HUE Preview VD:

 

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Enjoy coding and your new Philips HUE virtual device!

Sankotronic :P 

 

PS

This solution is only for HC2. If you have HCL then please check @AkilliYuva.com solution here:

 


What's New in Version 3.1   See changelog

Released

  • Moved VD from Fibaro marketplace here to Fibaro forum DOWNLOAD section
  • Corrected bug that was causing HUE AIO VD main loop to stop running if user setup light or group ID that does not exists on HUE bridge
  • Corrected bug that was preventing proper update on HUE Preview VD of lights and groups after user changed setup on HUE bridge
  • Added icon for HUE bridge v1 unreachable

 

UPGRADE

  • From 3.0 to 3.1 - If you are happy with 3.0 then you can skip this version. If you still want to upgrade then delete all previous version VD's and then added global variables and install v3.1 according to user manual.
  • From 2.X to 3.1 - Please delete all old VD's and global variables and follow installation instructions in user manual provided.

 

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HELLO ALL!

 

I have good news!

New version of Philips HUE VD that is now called Phillips HUE AIO VD version 3.0 I just published on Fibaro Marketplace. At moment of writing this post it is still waiting to be approved, but I wrote e-mail to Marketplace support and I hope they will approve it very soon.

 

Here is list of FEATURES:

  • Consists of two VD's: Philips HUE Preview VD which connects to Philips HUE bridge and downloads information of all lights and groups of lights and greatly simplifies installation of Philips HUE AIO VD that controls individual HUE bulbs or group of bulbs.
  • Philips HUE Preview VD has button for generating authorization username and for easy connection to Philips HUE bridge
  • Support for multiple HUE bridges and most of the Philips HUE bulbs including bulbs from other manufacturers that can be connected to HUE bridge.
  • HUE AIO VD recognizes different types of bulbs like multicolor, white ambience and dimmable and enables proper controls
  • Can control brightness, hue, saturation, color temperature and transition speed that can be set from instant to 10 seconds duration
  • Buttons to activate colorloop efect and Alerts
  • Multilanguage support with 27 languages included. VD's can use HC2 selected language or user can select any other available language. VD will be automatically translated to the selected language (visible after refreshing page on browser or refreshing network data on Fibaro mobile application)
  • Easy setup for VD icons that will also setup icons for all buttons and sliders of the VD. (on UHASTM compatible version is even more easier to setup VD icons with Icon Preview VD)
  • On HUE AIO VD user can setup separated on and off button or have on/off toggle button
  • Self adding of global variables needed and global variable data integrity checking
  • Automatic repair of global variables without user intervention
  • New approach to programming other code to control this VD enables future upgrades without needing to change that code. (See more about that in User Manual provided)

Installing Philips HUE VD is now extremely easy and time saving action and with provided User manual you will have total control over your Philips HUE bridges with Home Center 2 in very short time. Now there is no more reason to keep being stuck with Fibaro Philips HUE plugin that can't control new type of HUE bulbs or strips and is not updated for very long time. Besides that, Philips HUE AIO VD looks much more beautiful with provided icon packs! :-) 

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I have just bought my HC2, and is completely new on this - i cabt see where to download the VD - whwn i press "download file" i only got the user manual... Can someone please help?

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Hi @@jorgei ,

 

As it is mentioned in my post Philips HUE AIO VD is available for download on Fibaro marketplace. Unfortunately I can see that marketplace is not accessible for few days, but I hope Fibaro will make it available soon.

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Hi Sankotronic,

I really would like to use your Hue VD but the marketplace is still not accessible, don't know what Fibaro is doing.....

Is there no other possibility to get this VD  meanwhile ??

I would be VERY greatful !!

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Thanks @Sankotronic - downloaded earlier today, and is looking forward to install and test. Looks like the manual is a detailed instruction for use, so this would probably go fine :-).

 

If i'v read the manual right there is no need for Hue plugin?

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5 hours ago, @jorgei said:

If i'v read the manual right there is no need for Hue plugin?

 

That is correct, Philips HUE AIO VD does not need HUE plugin to be installed, but does require Philips HUE Preview VD to be installed FIRST!

 

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Only one thing to say - this VD realy nailed it @Sankotronic. In the user manual there is a section on how to register the ID for the most used ICON pack. Is it correct that the ID looks like this format: User1001.png, or do i have to use the whole path like

 

XX.X.X.XX/fibaro/n_vicons/User1001.png

 

The icons is available in the VD after adding them, bt i'm not sure if they are supposed to be seen in the SA_HUE without me doing some more actions.?... This is probably a question because of my limited knowlegde about VD's ....

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Hi again.

I solved the problem with the light ID, and to be sure i had a clean installation i took a restore from a backup from yesterday. I installed the Preview VD first, everything came on OK, annd all icon's are working, all light groups and lights can be controlled - this is all i have been looking for for HC2, but i wonder about one thing.

 

Is it correct that the icon changes to this one when i adjust the brightness. This icon is vied for a few seconds, and then the icon according to the brightness appears.

 

I also have to say thanks for this VD - it really made my day!!!!

12 Philips_HUE_E27_effects.png

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On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 7:38 AM, @jorgei said:

Only one thing to say - this VD realy nailed it @Sankotronic. In the user manual there is a section on how to register the ID for the most used ICON pack. Is it correct that the ID looks like this format: User1001.png, or do i have to use the whole path like

 

XX.X.X.XX/fibaro/n_vicons/User1001.png

 

The icons is available in the VD after adding them, bt i'm not sure if they are supposed to be seen in the SA_HUE without me doing some more actions.?... This is probably a question because of my limited knowlegde about VD's ....

 

I solved this issue by my self - actually it was quite simple. But this could be a topic for improving the installation manual - when i found out the format for the ID setting everything worked out really well....

Any plans for integration of Philips HUE dimmer?

Any plans for integration of Philips HUE dimmer?

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Hello Sanko,

 

there is a way to "make a group" of lights manually inside HC2? From your instructions I can either choose a group or a light, do the VD support also choosing multiple lights or multiple groups of lights in the configuration panel?

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Hi Sanko,

 

I can't find it on Fibaro Marketplace :(

Not with the link provided here or with manual search.

 

Is it still online @ Marketplace?

 

Cheers!

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Hi all,

 

I just found out that Philips HUE AIO VD is removed to be reviewed by Fibaro marketplace team. I don't know why they do that, so I wrote to them to release it again.

If I don't get replay on Monday and if it is not released till then, I will move all my releases from market place to this forum download section which seems to me much better organized and have more options than marketplace, not to mention than forum administrators are much faster in support.

 

Thank you for patience and understanding.

 

On 1/17/2019 at 6:53 PM, Redeemer said:

Hello Sanko,

 

there is a way to "make a group" of lights manually inside HC2? From your instructions I can either choose a group or a light, do the VD support also choosing multiple lights or multiple groups of lights in the configuration panel?

 

Hi @Redeemer ,

 

Philips HUE AIO VD can control either single lamp or single group of lamps so it must be imported for each lamp or each group of lamps. Group of lamps is of course defined using original Philips HUE app and can't be defined in HC2. For example all HUE lamps in living room can be joined in one group and controlled by single copy of Philips HUE AIO VD but you can also import copy of Philips HUE AIO VD for each lamp in the living room to control them individually, or you can define two groups of lamps in living room and use two instances of Philips HUE AIO VD to control them. It is really up to you and original Philips HUE app how you will organize groups.

 

On 1/10/2019 at 10:48 AM, @jorgei said:

Any plans for integration of Philips HUE dimmer?

 

Hi @@jorgei ,

 

Not until I find a way to do that.

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On 1/20/2019 at 3:44 AM, Sankotronic said:

Hi all,

 

I just found out that Philips HUE AIO VD is removed to be reviewed by Fibaro marketplace team. I don't know why they do that, so I wrote to them to release it again.

If I don't get replay on Monday and if it is not released till then, I will move all my releases from market place to this forum download section which seems to me much better organized and have more options than marketplace, not to mention than forum administrators are much faster in support.

 

Thank you for patience and understanding.

 

 

Hi @Redeemer ,

 

Philips HUE AIO VD can control either single lamp or single group of lamps so it must be imported for each lamp or each group of lamps. Group of lamps is of course defined using original Philips HUE app and can't be defined in HC2. For example all HUE lamps in living room can be joined in one group and controlled by single copy of Philips HUE AIO VD but you can also import copy of Philips HUE AIO VD for each lamp in the living room to control them individually, or you can define two groups of lamps in living room and use two instances of Philips HUE AIO VD to control them. It is really up to you and original Philips HUE app how you will organize groups.

 

 

Hi @@jorgei ,

 

Not until I find a way to do that.

 

Hi @Sankotronic

 

Thank you for your explanation. Too bad I can't assign the same light into two "rooms" in the original Hue app. 

 

One more thing: I want to create a scene where, when i turn off a light, it will switch on a Fibaro switch for a couple of minutes. Can you help me do that? I'm totally new to LUA scripting, and can't find a site that helps me understand how it works. Hoped to use blocks scripting, but your VD doesn't appear as triggers.

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W dniu 20.01.2019 o 03:44, Sankotronic napisał:

Hi all,

 

I just found out that Philips HUE AIO VD is removed to be reviewed by Fibaro marketplace team. I don't know why they do that, so I wrote to them to release it again.

If I don't get replay on Monday and if it is not released till then, I will move all my releases from market place to this forum download section which seems to me much better organized and have more options than marketplace, not to mention than forum administrators are much faster in support.

 

Thank you for patience and understanding.

 

Is your plugin availible again? I can't download it from marketplace (when I klick download I get network error).

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3 hours ago, grave said:

 

Is your plugin availible again? I can't download it from marketplace (when I klick download I get network error).

 

I tested download and with Firefox there is a problem sometimes, but with Safari or other browsers there is no problem with download.

 

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2 godziny temu, Sankotronic napisał:

 

I tested download and with Firefox there is a problem sometimes, but with Safari or other browsers there is no problem with download.

 

 

Tried Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE. Same error on every browser :(

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8 hours ago, grave said:

 

Tried Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE. Same error on every browser :(

 

Hi @grave ,

 

Well, it would be helpful if you can tell more about error you get, like exact error text or even screenshot, otherwise I'm unable to help.

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27 minut temu, Sankotronic napisał:

 

Hi @grave ,

 

Well, it would be helpful if you can tell more about error you get, like exact error text or even screenshot, otherwise I'm unable to help.

 

In Firefox I get "File could not be saved because the source file could not be read." error. In Chrome it's just "Faliure - Network error". In IE I can't even log into Fibaro ID (only blank screen is displayed). On Edge downloaded zip is corrupted and can't be unziped, it have 0 bytes.

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7 hours ago, grave said:

In Firefox I get "File could not be saved because the source file could not be read." error.

 

That is the same error I start getting after update of Firefox two months ago. It also often refuses to export VD from HC on local network with same error that source file is not available.

 

7 hours ago, grave said:

In Chrome it's just "Faliure - Network error". In IE I can't even log into Fibaro ID (only blank screen is displayed). On Edge downloaded zip is corrupted and can't be unziped, it have 0 bytes.

 

I don't use Chrome, IE and Edge since I'm on Apple, but it seems that you have some trouble with your network or connection to the internet even it is not obvious from visiting other sites. Maybe cleaning cache in browsers can help?

 

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Hi, I also am unable to download, Starts to download, approx 1MB, but than stops stating a network error. Please advice, would really like to try it

Tried using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and Samsung Internet ( desperate try on mobile :))

 

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Hi ALL,

 

There is definitely some problems with Fibaro marketplace. :-( I have decided and now working on moving all my work from marketplace back here to forum download.

Please give me and forum administrators few days to complete the transfer. Thank you!

 

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Hello Can I use a scene to select a fixture via the Preview VD and turn it on / off? So far, I can only control the dialing light but do not select over a scene.

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