Philips Hue Vs Yeelight

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    Mean, the latest hue update allows zones. So I can finally add more than 4 bulbs to a single zone, rather than a scene.

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    Haisley wrote:
    Mean, the latest hue update allows zones. So I can finally add more than 4 bulbs to a single zone, rather than a scene.
    I haven't really explored that yet - what does it do? Does it let you control the same bulbs in different ways? Like have the same bulbs in multiple groups/zones?

    Wife bought an essential oil humidifier/diffuser thing. It has an app. It also has an Alexa skill. Didn't mention it to the wife, and as we're going to bed last night she goes "Oh damn I forgot to turn the humidifier off". I say "It's okay, I'll get it babe - Alexa, humidifier off". Her mind = blown!

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    HELL KNIGHT wrote:
    Just used Aliexpress for the motion bulbs as well. Only had one die after a couple of years use, they are cheap enough that it was hardly a big deal.

    Only thing with these is you can't have a light fixture that covers the sensor part of the bulb - you can also get fancy replacement ceiling lights with the sensor built in if you want to spend a load more money.

    I am thinking about getting one of these Xiaomi smart celing lights for my lounge. They had it on special for $175 at Easter, should have grabbed it then.
    Bought the first one in that link, and it arrived a couple of days ago. USD$6.85 for the 18w one. Not only is it bright af, it works really well. Going to get a few more for other areas around the house.

    So yeah, a couple of months down the track, and we're really happy with our new Hue down lights. They work well, and we've noticed a significant reduction in our power bill. I think that stems from less power consumption by the lights themselves, and also because heat isn't escaping through the vent holes like it was in the old down lights - place is quicker and easier to heat, and heat retention is better.

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    Cool. Hard to beat for ~$10 eh.

    You can change the currency to NZD on there by the way, you might have to pay a conversion fee by leaving it in USD??

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    Anyone ever use smart sockets?

    Currently using Kogan smart lights and my smart sockets have LEDs on them, when I say ask Google to turn off all my lights, my smart sockets turn off too (thinking that its a light as it has an LED on it).

    Not sure how to get around this, I tried to remove it from Google Home (as in the LED function) but it only has the option to remove the whole Smart Home app.

    Anyone can help?

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    I use Broadlink smart sockets and if there is a light assigned to one it will turn it off, but not if there isn't. I'd create a routine in GH that is triggered by a different command and assign the devices to it that you want it to turn on and off.

    I for example have individual routines to control each individual light or the rooms they are in, as well as the inbuilt command that you are having issues with that controls them all.

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    HELL KNIGHT wrote:
    I use Broadlink smart sockets and if there is a light assigned to one it will turn it off, but not if there isn't. I'd create a routine in GH that is triggered by a different command and assign the devices to it that you want it to turn on and off.

    I for example have individual routines to control each individual light or the rooms they are in, as well as the inbuilt command that you are having issues with that controls them all.
    So best / easiest way to go is set up routines on GH? Will look in to that thanks.