The "Scenes" resource contains static light configurations stored in the Hue Bridge. Using scenes, saved light configurations can be recalled quickly with one click. A scene consists of at least one light and its light configuration, i.e. color or color temperature, switching status (on or off) and brightness. Two different types of scenes can be created in the app, which are described below. There is also the option of assigning dynamic colors to the scenes.
Light scenes can contain lights from any room, e.g. several lights from the "living room" room and additional lights from the "kitchen" room. Light scenes can therefore be used across rooms. However, all lights for a new light scene must be selected separately - it is not possible to select an entire room.
Room scenes, on the other hand, are based on the definition of a room and therefore always only contain those lights that the associated group contains. It is not possible to add other lights from other rooms. If the group is enlarged with additional lights, all room scenes based on the corresponding group are also automatically enlarged. The additionally added lights are then included in the scene with their default color. This app has no influence on this behavior, it was defined by Philips.
Dynamic colorrs can be added to any existing room scene, i.e. up to 9 colors can be defined, which are automatically changed one after the other by the Hue Bridge after the start of the dynamic color loop. If dynamic colors are stored for a room scene, then this is represented by an additional color bar with the dynamic color palette. Dynamic scenes cannot currently be used in alarms, timers or rules. This is not a limitation in this app, but a limitation of the Hue Bridge. Unfortunately, dynamic scenes are not supported by the Hue Bridge V1 and older firmware versions. When dynamics are activated, the colors are randomly assigned to the lights.
The following options are available for controlling a selected scene.
Use the switch control to activate a scene. The saved light configuration is then recalled and assigned to the lights of the scene. An activated scene does not have to be deactivated again, it is sufficient to simply activate another scene or switch off the lamps. The Hue Bridge has no "memory" and immediately after activating a scene, it forgets which scene was activated.
Use the item in the context menu to activate the dynamic color change of a scene. This function only appears in the context menu if your Hue Bridge supports it and a dynamic color change is stored for the corresponding scene.
Turn lights of scene off
If required, you can use the context menu to switch off all lights of a scene by selecting this function.
You can use the context menu to edit the scene and adapt the description and change the light configuration of the assigned lights. If you change the light configuration, the scene will be updated with the currently set settings for each light.
Select this function via the context menu to either add a dynamic color loop to a room scene or to edit it if it already exists. This function only appears in the context menu if your Hue Bridge supports it and a dynamic color change is stored for the corresponding scene.
Copy to NFC tag
You can copy a scene to an NFC chip using the context menu. The scene can then be activated simply by connecting your smartphone to the NFC chip.
Each scene is assigned an internal identification in the form of a number. This assignment is done by the Hue Bridge when creating the scene. You can use the context menu to display the identification.
Retrieve color settings
If the colors of a scene are not displayed in the scene element, you can use this function to load the colors from the Hue Bridge. Then the light configuration appears in the scene element.
You can use the context menu to show the usage of the selected scene in alarms, timers and rules. This is useful if you want to know which automation functions are related to the selected scene.
If dynamic colors are stored in a scene, you can use this function to remove the dynamic data. The static scene data will not be deleted.
You can delete a scene via the context menu. Please use this function with care, because the scene 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 light scene
If you want to create a new light scene, select this function.
Create new room scene
If you want to create a new room scene, select this function.
Retrieve colors for all scenes
With this function you can retrieve and display the color configurations for all scenes in the list.
Group by rooms
The scenes can either be displayed in a linear list, or they can be grouped according to rooms in separate sections (light scenes that are not based on rooms are then displayed as a separate section at the end). You can choose your preferred view.
Show as tiles
The scenes can either be displayed as minimalistic tiles or as slightly wider elements to display more information. You can choose your preferred view.