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VD for controlling HUE lamps

Henn Sarv

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Hi possible interested users,

I just inserted HUE bridge onto my system and becouse plugins are not suitable for automation, I looking for VD

I find one - not VD but instruction to create VD: 

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Actually this instruction need to some correction so I create VD and modified this a bit and saved as vfib

some important modifications:

* I created global variable to hold user key: Hue_User
* I create global variable to hold starting number for icon set: Hue_IconStart
* I changed port number to hardcoded: 80
* I changed VD port field to be used as light-id (lamp number)

* Additionally I added label field on top of VD UI to get lamp name from bridge


Result -  You can add same VD several time - one for each lamp You need to control (I've started with 5 lamps in different rooms)
For each lamp add one VD, configure IP address and lamp id (into port number)

One more decision point: initially I had plan to put bridge IP into global variable. I had to change this idea and leave IP as config parameter for VD. The reason is that on my second house I probably need several bridges with different IP

Unfortunateli responding to siio.com page fails (they have some error on page preventing responses)

NB! attached file is not mine origin - this is created using instructions (ideas) from SIIO and only corrected.
required icon set You find from referenced siio.com page  


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HI @Henn Sarv


one guy from siio board that was coding much stuff are not anymore in this group and since then it looks like they are not releasing anymore so much stuff.


for the hue solution, i think if you will test this one from @Sankotronic then you will be much happier.

his code is always up 2 date and have always all the futures that are possible

check the download section, there you will find a lot stuff

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  • THanks for hint. At home will test this one (actually my re-coded siio solution is quite good for me :) but I'll try this one too)

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