Philips Hue

EVA ICS can work with Philips Hue via Hue bridge.

Setup

Connect LEDs to Hue bridge.

Note

In EVA ICS all LEDs have common single format, where unit status is 0 for OFF, 1 for ON and unit value is 24-bit hexadecimal color code.

Philips Hue uses XYB palette which can not be properly converted back to hexadecimal RGB. For that reason, only unit status (0/1) is updated in case if Hue LED is additionally controlled by 3rd party or native Philips app.

Let’s connect the bulb to Universal Controller:

eva uc phi download https://get.eva-ics.com/phi/lights/philips_hue_leds.py
# PHI module for Philips Hue supports "discover" command, so we can discover
# the bridge in network to obtain its IP
eva uc phi discover philips_hue_leds
# consider the bridge has IP address 192.168.1.100. To make a link between
# PHI and Hue Bridge, you must either specify "user" configuration param or
# press "link" button on Hue bridge and load PHI within 30 seconds.
eva uc phi load hue1 philips_hue_leds -c host=192.168.1.100 -y
# create unit
eva uc create unit:lights/lamp1 -y
# list available PHI ports
eva uc phi ports hue1
# assign driver, e.g. to port 1
eva uc driver assign unit:lights/lamp1 hue1.default -c port=1 -y
# enable unit actions
eva uc action enable unit:lights/lamp1
# turn the bulb on and set it to, e.g. red:
eva uc action exec unit:lights/lamp1 1 -v "#FF0000" -w 5

Note

PHI tries to delete specified (or created) user, when unloading.