I went through and turned off every automation possible and yet they still seem to be turning on by themselves. Try taking your phone off the wifi and it should be unable to control the lights without the account being connected. It was awful. not a Philips Hue switch), make sure that the switch is on. I have an issue where my hue lights turn themselves on when home bridge starts up and I believe it is more related to when the wink plugin registers the wink devices because every so often they hue lights turn themselves on. After all, being able to control your lights using voice commands to your Echo is much more convenient than pulling out your phone and launching the Hue app. Philips Hue has added a new feature in its app that now allows users to prevent their Hue lights from turning on automatically after a power outage. I’ve had my Leviton smart switches for three months now and am experiencing a recurring problem. I like to turn on your lights remotely, what can I say? I also tried resetting the Hue bridge and setting up everything again, ... but asking the Sonos One in my bedroom to "turn on the lights" now turns on all the lights in … They never were able to do anything about it except wait for a software update that seemed to fix it. I have about 10 hue white bulbs setup through HomeKit. The ceiling lights in my son's room have started turning off and on by themselves. The Hue bridge cannot find all my lights I'm getting this too. TBH, based on your worries I'd set everything back to factory, wipe everything and start over. I've also been having a similar issue with one particular light turning on randomly and refusing to turn off. If the problem persists in new bulbs in that fixture, that strongly suggest it's not ahack, and not the bulbs, but something with the fixture/power supply. I have one light that turns on at 7:20pm everyday.. deleted it and re-added it and it continues... New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. A friend has the problem! It sounds obvious, but sometimes you can flip the switch off without even thinking about it, and all of a sudden you have a problem. Same with the Alexa app. The default setting is for the bulbs to turn on to default (100%/white) after a power interruption. You can create a Hue bridge rule to turn on lights at sunset, using the builtin Daylight sensor. The switches are the DW15s-1BZ and the companion DD0SR-1Z. Just started about 3 days ago. Just out of curiosity, you haven't recently downloaded the Hue sync app have you? However I have had some integration problems along the way, and there’s some features which are available in the Hue app but not in Alexa… or just some things that don’t work well in Alexa. Now tap Add light and Search for that bulb again. I'll turn them on and after a while they turn off. But there doesn’t seem to be an option to force signout all users. We created an account on the Philips Hue Bridge, were able to enumerate the lights that we have and then orchestrate them via PowerShell. You Can't Reliably Control Your Philips Hue Bulbs Sometimes your Philips Hue bulbs appear to connect seamlessly, but when you try to control them, they don't work properly. Recently they’ve been randomly turning on by themselves for seemingly no reason at all. This seems to “reset” whatever was causing them to turn on. HUE API For instance, the TV in the middle of the night in my bedroom. Open the Philips Hue app on your device and go to Settings. With a simple click, you can enable this feature in the hueDynamic app and your Hue Bridge will be programmed to recognize when its power has been disturbed. For the last few months, those lights spontaneously turn on by themselves. It provides an accent of light with about 120 lumens of light output. I'm interessted if you find anything relevant that help. If you have other Hue bulbs not behaving that way, plus them in the fixture and see if they start acting up. Turns one light on or multiple lights on using groups. Hi All, I had a weird thing happen last night and it freaked my wife out a bit. I have multiple z-wave dimmers around the house all connected to a SmartThings 2.0 Linear WD500Z Z-Wave Dimmers. My mom has old wiring in her house and her Hue lights like to come on randomly too. Lights all turning on by themselves. It started in the middle of the night and kept happening every hour or two. I would delete all usernames on the Hue bridge (except the one used for homebridge-hue and the Hue apps you really use) to make sure no-one is messing with the bridge. Of course, two bulbs with identical behavior suggests to me it's a problem with the fixture/power supply. It would be difficult to test the theory. id really like to get to the bottom of what’s going on here. If turned off manually at either switch, they simply turn themselves back on. Fnally, because all of that and I still would come home to find the lights on, I did the following: Open Hue app > Hit the gear icon on the left at the top (Settings) > Go to Hue Bridges > Hit the "i" icon on the left of your bridge > select "Clean Up. I have about 10 hue white bulbs setup through HomeKit. I'll report back if the bulbs continue to turn themselves on. If it's someone hacking your account, it would in theory continue despite changing fixtures. I did not have any saved routines in the hue app or hue labs as Philips instructed me. With them it was some issue with the HomeKit hub (Apple TV/HomePod) and it thinking they were “leaving” the geofence. Appliances are turning on all over my house by themselves lately. Inspect each of your routines to ensure none of them are responsible for turning your lights on. With the hueDynamic app, this is a thing of the past thanks to our Hue System Power Cut detection. All the same, it’s a welcome fix to a lingering complaint about Hue’s range. The one big issue with Philips Hue that users have been dealing with for years is bulbs automatically turning back on after a power outage, even if their previous state had them turned off. Nothing disconnected me or my wife from our phone apps which I was hoping to see to know any compromising device was logged out too. They control two, 2-candelabra bulb, wall sconces. I went through and turned off every automation possible and yet they still seem to be turning on by themselves or turning off by themselves. At random times (typically in the middle of the night) any bulb that’s in a table lamp turns on automatically. Yes. I did just update to 12.2. I have Googled this and have not found anything that works. If you have any of these problems, here are a few tricks to try: Sometimes your Hue lights don't always turn on based on a command from the Hue app: maybe you flicked the light switch, for example, or there was a power cut. For about 10 months, they have worked just fine. I have 4 different lights ( actually 3 GE bulbs and 1 GE zw plugin module ) that have been turning themselves on randomly for the past 2-3 days. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Is it ALL of the lights doing it together? Haven’t had a power outage, or power spikes. Never again. Firmware version: 01030262 100% Hue environment. My lights just started doing this and it's the only thing I can think of that's causing my issue. Even without the Hue account integration Hue lights are controllable by any device on the same network as the Hue bridge. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I either turn them on/off with my Tap, my Alexa, or my Home app. I have Philips HUE Lights throughout my office and I've been trying to find a way to get them to turn on when it gets below a set lux / ambient light luminous so we don't have to wait till some realises its way too dark and turn them all on. Step Two: Set Up the Hue Sync App On Your Mac or PC. The solution I found was to manually (ie, pull the chain) turn each lamp off then back on again. I have a hue bridge and 11 lights, and it’s all working good, except two of the lights turn themselves back on a few minutes after I’ve turned them off with the Hue app. I have no rules with this light but when I switch it on in the sitemap it then randomly dims and then turns off this is happening with about half of my hue lights. Now, each bulb will take turns blinking by themselves in order to confirm the correct location of each bulb. Third party Hue apps allow you to clean up rules saved on the bridge to ensure nothing is lingering even if the other apps say they're good. I have about 10 hue white bulbs setup through HomeKit. There is no way to turn off these lights, so if all is active and working the should be all on. Read the warnings, then confirm you want to delete it. I have found starting from scratch on IOT stuff sometimes gives me an opportunity to do things I wished I had done. I changed my password because my account on another website had recently been hacked. Leave them on and see if they flicker. My entertainment center has some accent lights that are controlled by one of those touch switches that's operated by static electricity. Hue bulbs are very sensitive to power flickers and will turn on if they happen. Then, when the others are off, it will turn itself on in the middle of the night. To define a default for all lights, the identifier group.all_lights.default can be used. If your lights are controlled by a hard-wired light switch (e.g. All Philips Hue lights, ... Hue Outdoor sensor – Place the battery-powered Hue-Outdoor Sensor outside, and its motion detector will turn on the lights via a connection to a Hue Bridge. If you wish to hide the lights so you cannot see them as they are perhaps distracting depending on the location of your bridge, then they could be covered with wire tape to block the light. k. I am at work now. I'm programming on HUE API.I want to schedule for a light turn on at one time and automatically turn off at another time. My only advise would be to try resetting the HomeKit hub, but I’m not sure if or how you can do that. Your entertainment area has been created and you can now move onto setting up the Hue Sync app on your Mac or PC. The one I noticed the most was on the front porch, It is NOT turning on at night when it is supposed to, but is turning on randomly during the day, I notice it is on and shut it off through the app and 2 minutes later is it on again. I’ve actually tried this with a bridge wipe and a HomeKit reset. Lights turning on by themselves. Will try to simulate this but not sure if this will be reproducible as no guarantees if connection gets dropped. Hue bulbs are very sensitive to power flickers and will turn on if they happen. I suppose I could put non-hue bulbs in. Recently they’ve been randomly turning on by themselves for seemingly no reason at all. I'm not an electrician nor an exorcist, so can someone tell me why this is happening and how to fix it? Is your power flickering? I have also had some of them turn on randomly in the day but not all and all different brightness. I really haven’t done anything out of my normal routine using these lights in this room daily. As this link is for reference (you must login before see this page). I even contacted the Hue and they’ve been no help. On three occasions, the lights simply turn themselves on and will not turn off. I have 4 Hue smart lights set up in 4 lamps in our living room. I have no automations in either HomeKit or Hue, I have made sure everything is off and yet they are still coming on by themselves. Then after a while, they turn on again. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I had an issue start yesterday and I’m not sure what is causing it. I’m not sure if there is a recent update that could have caused this. I suggest you put those two affected bulbs in a completely different fixture, in a different part of the house (different outlet/ preferably in a different circuit). This is easy to do using the Philips Hue app, which is available an Android and iOS. 3. Had this happen once while using a third party Hue app. I tried customizing a switch and then had the whole house randomly light up throughout the night. The lights transition through the color spectrum for 15 seconds then the effect is turned off and the color is set to pink. But I’m not going to stay in the room and stare at lights for 2 hours. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Via Power-on behavior in the Settings page of the Hue app, you can set what each Hue bulb should do when power is restored. This has been going on for months now, and lately it's started happening in the living room, kitchen and hallway too. this happens randomly for no reason. Disable Your Philips Hue Routines Another reason your Hue smart bulbs might turn themselves on is if you enabled routines in the app at certain times. Individual settings always supercede the all_lights default setting. 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