Philips Hue Bridge Can’t find Philips Hue Bulbs

Updated on October 4, 2017 in [Hardware for Philips hue]
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Ok, this is my day with Philips hue, so admittedly, I’m a beginner.  But so far I’ve tried a dozen times to get my two  brand new $ 50 Philips Hue bulbs to connect to my brand new $60 Philips Hue Bridge.  So far no-go.  I have the bridge connected directly to my LAN.   At first I tried them 25 ft apart, then 12ft apart and now 2 inches apart.  I tried entering the serial numbers directly into the app, No go!  My Asus router recognizes the bridge and has given it an ip address.  I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually, but I wouldn’t have minded something less than a linux level of fanaticism to get started. 

I’m hoping that this purchase wasn’t a Hue – ge mistake.

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Thanks flecktainment,

I got it solved with an iPad app called Hue Lights.  I had to place the bulbs literally kissing the hub to get them to connect.  But now that they are connected, I can place them in their intended locations. 

Now my problem is trying to connect the Hue hub to my Smartthings hub.  Every time I try, it hangs the Smartthings app up and I have to delete and reinstall it.  Any suggestions here ?

Thanks again,

John

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Thanks flecktainment,

I got it solved with an iPad app called Hue Lights.  I had to place the bulbs literally kissing the hub to get them to connect.  But now that they are connected, I can place them in their intended locations. 

Now my problem is trying to connect the Hue hub to my Smartthings hub.  Every time I try, it hangs the Smartthings app up and I have to delete and reinstall it.  Any suggestions here ?

Thanks again,

John

 

 

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