Hueblog: Formula: Stop Philips Hue motion detector from interfering with manually switched scenes

Formula: Stop Philips Hue motion detector from interfering with manually switched scenes

The Philips Hue motion detector is a fine thing. But there are moments when it should remain inactive.

In my opinion, the Philips Hue motion detector makes a lot of sense, especially in passageways. Instead of switching the light on and off again shortly afterwards, you simply let it do it automatically. But there are also many users who have installed the motion detector in their living room, dining room or kitchen. Here the automatic switch-off can be quite annoying.

Philips itself has also recognized this and published a corresponding formula in the test report “Hue Labs”, which you can find in the official Philips Hue App under the menu item “Discover”. “Do not disturb my scene” is perfectly suited for usage in the living room.


Solution with Hue Labs or iConnectHue

If you manually activate a light scene on the sofa for a cosy evening of television, this activated formula means that you no longer have to worry about movement triggering the motion sensor. The motion sensor now only reacts when the light is switched off. So nothing stands in the way of a relaxed evening.

Personally, I find the configuration via the English-only Hue Labs a bit confusing, but at least iOS users can download iConnectHue as a suitable alternative. There you simply activate the switch “Only react if groups off” in the settings of the motion sensor. Only if all lamps linked to the motion sensor are switched off, the corresponding automatism is activated.

‎iConnectHue für Philips Hue
‎iConnectHue für Philips Hue
Developer: Stefan Gohler
Price: 5,49 €+


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