Lights turning on/off by themselves

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Lights turning on/off by themselves 2016-07-15T19:43:27+00:00

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  • 13lueChicken
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    Nope. Now I’ve cleared all of my automation from the apple homekit stuff and waited for about twenty minutes to see if it’s gonna shut off again. so far so good.

    Louise
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    13lueChicken: If your fix has been successful, would you PLEASE post simple instructions for “setting a static IP?” I am not a computer geek and do not know how to do this. I’m willing to bet many of the people who are here looking for help are also scratching their heads and wondering how this is done. Thank you!

    Aj
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    Hi All,
    I have just one HUE white bulb in a 5 fixture wall unit in my Bathroom. I actually have this setup in two bathrooms. But only my master bathroom HUE bulb will turn off then back on when we have the lights on in the bathroom. I have multiple HUE color and white bulbs throughout my house and this is the only one that turns off and on randomly when the lights are on in the mater bathroom. The fixture has 4 standard LED Phillips bulbs in it along with the HUE White. Same setup in the guest bathroom, but that HUE white doesn’t turn off and on, Has anyone seen this?

    Thanks,
    Aj

    John
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    One light out of 11 immediately fades to lowest intensity after turning on. Started after adding a new color bulb and updating the system. I don’t understand what ppl are talking about when they refer to a dedicated IP and working with the router. I’d like to try one of these fixes but I don’t understand what you all are doing. Can someone please try to spell out the process? Thank you.

    John
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    I agree, Louise. I don’t understand…. Hope someone will take the time to clarify…

    Steve m
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    Mine does the exact same thing after a power surge.

    timisles
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    Hi there

    I might be able to shed some light on this.

    I have had a routine on my Hue bridge for sometime now for when we are out of the house. We recently found that between the same time frame while we were in the house certain light bulbs would turn themselves on and off. The timeframe match the routine for when we were away however the routine was disabled.

    I found this blogged and read through some of the advice and found it didn’t really fix the problem. While this problem was present I had a separate bulb fail – flickering and getting hotter than the sun so contacted their support. In the diagnosis process, they taught me how to reset a bulb back to factory settings using a dimmer – this only proved the bulb was dead so needed to be replaced. I tried the process on the random light flickering and I am one week without the problem.

    So I recommend trying the following steps. Read first.

    1. Ensure all Routines and third party bits are disabled or deleted
    2. Disable the Out of home control
    3. Reset the bridge and leave for 10mins
    4. Clean up the Bridge (In the Philips Hue app > Settings > Hue Bridges > Clean up and leave for 10mins
    5. With a Hue dimmer switch, find an affected bulb, point the remote at the bulb (within a few cm) and hold ON & OFF buttons for 10-15 seconds until the light flashes a few times and the green LED on the remote flashes
    6. Repeat the dimmer remote process on all the bulbs affects
    7. You will now have duplicate bulbs in the Alexa/Philips apps so you will have to remove the old reference bulbs (you could do this in advance of course) and rename the new bulbs

    I am monitoring the situation and will be reintroducing the out of home control first before recreating the routine (If it comes back I will report back to this forum).

    Hope that helps and comment if it helped.

    Thanks

    Kiwizzie
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    Hi
    I purchased 3 Hue play bars (connected to one power plug) which were working well before I mounted the 3 play bars hue play bar to my tv (behind the TV with the mounts supplied) now the 3 lights switch on and off intermittently. The three are connected to one power plug and I have tested them with another play plug still the same on and off and to another power connection…no joy. I have disconnected 1, and 2 of the bars and the connected one/s still switch on an off I reset the hub to factory settings no difference, I uninstalled the app no difference …my other hue lights (huego and bulbs) are fine PLEASE HELP its driving me insane

    Tom
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    I was having the same problem with random lights going on during the day but mostly in the night…
    Was looking for the sollution here but now success…. (static ip on the bridge, bridge clean up etc)
    Finally I looked at my Alexa App (amazon dot). Do you happen to own it too?… So look at the bootom of the app at Devices tab.
    There is an option to guard your home while you are away (kind of extra security option for your home). One of the things it is doing is turning the lights on and off randomly aparat from severeal other thing it can do. So I was playing with this function few days ago and forgot to turn the guard off. I haven’t checked it yet but I turnd off the guard function now and will see if the lights are “normal” again…
    Hope this was it.

    robkey
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    ciao a tutti, ho anch’io lo stesso problema con lievi sfumature differenti. Nel mio caso tutte le sere a mezzanotte, minuto +/-, dipende dal ntpserver, mi si accendevano alcune luci, inizialmente solo quelle di nuova installazione ma poi, nei giorni successivi, anche altre più vecchie (le possiedo 15). Ho provato tutte le possibili soluzioni descritte da voi senza nessun risultato, l’unica cosa che non ho fatto è resettare tutto il sistema hue, capite che sarebbe stato frustrante.
    Alla fine la mia soluzione è stata assegnare un IP statico al bridge hue 2.0 e togliere la localizzazione dall’app HUE (android).
    Per sicurezza ho fatto anche una routine per spegnere tutta casa alle 00:01.
    Non so se nel vostro caso sarà una soluzione, lo spero molto.
    La cosa che sinceramente non capisco e non tollero è che in nessun modo Philips ci abbia provato a risolvere il problema, è troppo semplice dire: “reset all and try again”.
    grazie a tutti per i vostri consigli, senza di voi non avrei avuto materiale sul quale ragionare.
    Buona “domotica” a tutti!!! scusate se ho scritto in italiano!

    Birdsonthehead
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    My Hues routine continues to turn on in the middle of the night. It is random. Some nights it is once, last night it was many. This is the coming home routine: lights set to a specific color; geolocation (location aware is turned on); after sunrise is turned one. If I turn off my iPhone and iPad when I go to bed, it doesn’t occur. Any ideas?

    Tom
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    Check in the settings of your Amazon Echo if guard option is not enabled. It will randomly turn your lights on and off when you are away.

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