Introduction

The JowiHue plugin enables control of several brands of Zigbee devices with Homeseer version 3. You will need a bridge device with that, this can be a Philips Hue Bridge or a RaspBee/ConBee gateway with deCONZ on it.

I created this plugin to have a reliable - hands off/No tablet or phone needed - control of Zigbee devices.

The fun part is that you can still control the devices with other apps from your IPhone, Android or Windows machine. But besides the fun while using the tablets or phones, you also might want a stable and reliable control, even without the need of holding a device to control the system. Entering a room should be enough to switch on lights. This is where this plugin comes in handy in combination with events and actions from Homeseer.

Current version : JowiHue 2.0.3.0

Current capabilities:

  • Support for Windows and Linux
  • Multiple bridge support with the ability of creating scenes crossing bridges.
  • Supported bridgedvices: Philips Hue Bridge, ConBee and RaspBee gateways with deCONZ interface in any combination.
  • With the deCONZ gateways there are instant responses for signals of switches and motion sensors.
  • Supported Zigbee devices, this is an growing list. You can check the current state here
  • Presets support. Presets are light recipes that can be applied to any colour bulb by event or scene.
  • Advanced Preset editor with snapshot functionality to copy current settings of a light.
  • Scene support, local scenes can combine any lights from different bridges. (Remote) Scenes present on the Hue bridge can also be used in the plugin.
  • Advanced Scene editor where you can choose to use presets on a group of lights, or create a new recipe.
  • Animation of lights. Combine scenes to achieve nice combined effects, like creating an alert effect, or a combination of scenes to create a romantic mood during dinner with changing light effects.
  • Advanced Animation editor
  • Animations can last a specific amount of time or can be stretched until a set time (eg sunrise, sunset or time of your choice).
  • Support for several types of sensors like Philips motion sensors, Ikea motion sensors, Hue Taps, Dimmer Switches, IKEA remotes and dimmers.
  • Support for Bridge Grouping of lights.
  • Full control of lights and groups through device utility page.
  • Optionally recover last known settings after switching (power off) off a bulb and switching it back on.
  • Update bridge and lights with the latest firmware available from Philips.
  • Keep track of lifetime information per light and create a lifetime report on request.
  • Event triggering based on status of groups of lights or individual lights.
  • Event actions available for setting lights, groups, with presets, scenes or animations
  • Color conversions possible from RGB or Hex colors and Kelvin for respective commands.
  • Scripting engine for direct control of the lights
  • Perform maintenance on the bridges for lights, groups, users (whitelist) and (bridge)Scenes.

For reporting issues with this plugin, please go to the JowiHue forum on the Homeseer board.