Accessories

The "Accessories" resource includes all switches and sensors connected to the Hue Bridge. These are hardware sensors such as the Hue motion sensor, hardware switches such as the Hue dimmer and also Hue Bridge internal memory sensors that are supported by "all 4 hue" and are suitable for use in complex sets of rules. The list below shows an overview of all sensors (i.e. memory sensors, hardware sensors and switches) supported by this app. Details about the sensors can shown by clicking on a sensor.

Daylight sensor

The daylight sensor is a virtual sensor built into every Hue Bridge. The sensor provides the current time of day in the form of "Day" or "Night".

Hue Dimmer

The Hue Dimmer is a hardware button from Philips that has four buttons that can be configured by using rules as required.

Hue Tap

The Hue Tap is a round hardware button from Philips that does not require a battery and has four buttons that can be configured by using rules as required.

Hue Smart Button

The Hue Smart Button is a small hardware button from Philips with a single button, which, however, can be configured arbitrarily and very powerfully using rules.

Friends of Hue switch

"Friends of Hue switches" are third-party switches that are fully compatible with Philips Hue and are therefore a perfect complement to the hardware available from Philips.

Hue Rotary switch

Hue rotary switches are rotary switches from different manufacturers that are fully compatible with Philips Hue and offer a different range of functions depending on the model. They are often used to control brightness.

Hue Tap Dial Switch

Hue Tap Dial Switches are rotary switches with additional four buttons in the middle. They are often used for brightness control and to recall saved scenes.

Hue presence sensor

The Hue presence sensor is available as a technical unit with the temperature and brightness sensor as the "Hue Motion Sensor" from Philips. The sensor can detect the presence or movement of people.

Hue brightness sensor

The Hue brightness sensor is available as a technical unit with the temperature and presence sensor as the "Hue Motion Sensor" from Philips. The sensor can measure the brightness.

Hue temperature sensor

The Hue temperature sensor is available as a technical unit with the brightness and presence sensor as the "Hue Motion Sensor" from Philips. The sensor can measure the temperature.

Memory sensor for values

A memory sensor for values ​​is a virtual sensor in the Hue Bridge that offers storage space for a number without decimals.

Memory sensor for flags

A memory sensor for flags is a virtual sensor in the Hue Bridge that provides a storage space for a signal that can be either "true" or "false".

Functions for a selected sensor

You have the following options for controlling a selected sensor.

Switch on or off

Use the switch control to turn a sensor on or off. Disabled sensors do not report any events (e.g. button presses).

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Show usages

You can use the context menu to show the usage of the selected sensor in alarms, timers and rules. This is useful if you want to know which automation functions are related to the selected sensor.

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Configure with wizard

With this function from the context menu, you have the option of conveniently configuring the sensor. The configuration wizard offers you popular control options for the selected sensor. After completing the wizard, the corresponding control rules are created. You can delete or edit the rules at any time by going to the "Rules" section.

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Rename

Choose this function from the context menu to rename a sensor.

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Configure parameters

Select this function from the context menu to set the parameters of a sensor. Not all sensors are configurable.

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Internal identification

Each sensor is assigned an internal identification in the form of a number. This assignment is done by the Hue Bridge when pairing the sensor with the Hue Bridge. You can use the context menu to display the identification.

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Delete

You can delete a sensor via the context menu. Please use this function with care, because the sensor will be deleted on the Hue Bridge and all resources related to this sensor (alarms, timer, rules) will not work any longer.

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General functions

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 memory sensor for value

If you want to create a new memory sensor for values, select this function. Details on these sensors can be found at the following link.

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Create new memory sensor for flag

If you want to create a new memory sensor for flags, select this function. Details on these sensors can be found at the following link.

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Search for new sensors

If you want to pair new hardware with the Hue Bridge, put the sensor in the appropriate pairing state (see instructions) and select this function from the main menu.

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