Scenes

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.

Light 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

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.

Function for a selected scene

The following options are available for controlling a selected scene.

Activate

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.

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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.

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Edit

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.

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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.

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Internal identification

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.

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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.

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Show usages

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.

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Delete

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.

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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 light scene

If you want to create a new light scene, select this function.

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Create new room scene

If you want to create a new room scene, select this function.

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Retrieve colors for all scenes

With this function you can retrieve and display the color configurations for all scenes in the list.

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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.

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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.

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