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    I purchased low voltage out door lights. They have their own Wifi Enabled App which is fine but I really want it integrated with my Homeseer.
    There is no current Plug in for it and I couldn't figure out how to use MQTT so IFTTT may be a solution that I can accept.
    The problem is HS3 will only relate on and off commands to IFTTT. So I Figured for the colors I can create Multiple Virtual devices that each have 2 colors. After 5 devices I can have 10 colors. Then create another virtual device to control them all.
    Device 1 - on (red) off (blue)
    Device 2 - On (White) off (Green)
    Device 3 - on ( purple) off (yellow)
    Then do a virtual device with values 1 - 6 which correlate to Red, Blue, White, Green, Purple, Yellow.
    Then I could do 6 events to change those initial device values and HS3 will tell IFTTT to tell magic Hue to change the color.
    I have that all working fine but it is very labor intensive. I need an IFTTT applet for each color. then a device for each 2 colors. then an event for each color and another color selector device.
    So I was thinking to cut out some of the steps would be to have a script that could do all of the events. For the life of me I have no idea how to get this scripted though. I cant figure out how to make a script that reads the value on 1 device and makes another device change its value.
    Any suggestions on the script or another easier approach?

  • #2
    First, what lighting system do you have. I saw a reference to magic Hue but I didn't fine exactly that. Are you talking about Phillips Hue products? If so you should just need a Hue gateway and I think a plugin and you should be good to go. If not please post what you have and we'll see if someone can help.
    HomeSeer Version: HS3 Standard Edition
    Linux version: Linux auto 4.15.0-72-generic #81-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 26 12:20:02 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Number of Devices: 484 | Number of Events: 776

    Enabled Plug-Ins: AirplaySpeak | BLBackup EasyTrigger | 1.3.7006.42100: LiftMaster MyQ mcsMQTT | PHLocation2 | Pushover 3P RaspberryIO | Z-Wave

    Z-Net version: 1.0.23 for Inclusion Nodes
    SmartStick+: 6.04 (ZDK 6.81.3) on Server


    • #3
      There are a few apps.
      2 that I was looking at integrating were Magic Home and Smart Life.