The "Rooms" resource includes lightgroups, zones and rooms, which bundle different lights into one unit for easier and faster use. Please go to the "Rooms" section in the app to control the rooms, zones and lightgroups according to your needs. The following section describes the differences between rooms, zones and lightgroups. "Groups" are often used in this guide for simplification and are intended to include all three types.
Light groups can contain different lights. A light can be part of several lightgroups or zones. Thus, lightgroups offer a logical way of bundling different lights, e.g. in a "night light" group, which contains all lights across several rooms that are supposed to be turned on at night with low brightness.
Zones behave identically to lightgroups, but they can additionally be assigned an icon. This means that one of the predefined symbols can be selected in the zone settings, e.g. the "living room" symbol for a zone that describes the living room.
Rooms can also contain different lights. However, each light can only be part of a single room. Rooms therefore represent a strictly physical division of the lights. Since in reality a light cannot be located in several rooms, this is not possible here either. As with zones, a separate icon can be selected for each room.
The following options are available for controlling a selected group.
Turn on and off
Use the switch control to turn a group on or off. After switching on a group, the group element is displayed with the currently specified color and brightness.
You can use the slider to control the brightness of the group. The brightness of the displayed group element is adjusted accordingly.
You can adjust the color of the group via the context menu. Please note that not all lights support color adjustment and therefore the color command may not be applicable to all lights in the group.
Change color temperature
You can use the context menu to adjust the color temperature of the group. Please note that not all lights support color temperature adjustment and therefore the color temperature command may not be applicable to all lights in the group.
You can use the context menu to edit the group and thus adapt the desccription and change the assigned lights. For zones and rooms, you can also customize the icon.
You can use the context menu to show the usage of the selected group in alarms, timers and rules. This is useful if you want to know which automation functions are related to the selected group.
Each group is assigned an internal identification in the form of a number. This assignment is done by the Hue Bridge when creating the group. You can use the context menu to display the identification.
You can delete a group via the context menu. Please use this function with care, because the group will be deleted on the Hue Bridge.
You can also call up other functions using the buttons above the list or via the main menu. The main menu can be found in the title bar on the right by clicking on the icon with the three dots.
Create new lightgroup
If you want to create a new light group, select this function.
Create new zone
If you want to create a new zone, select this function.
Create new room
If you want to create a new room, select this function.
Group by type
The groups can either be displayed in a linear list, or they can be displayed in separate sections by rooms, zones and lightgroups. You can choose your preferred view.