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Beginner Questions

Updated on January 25, 2019 in [Troubleshooting]
2 on January 1, 2019

We got a starter set for Christmas and I was able to get it to work with some lamps and with my Google Home Assistant. But I have some questions. Does the Bridge need to be physically attached to the router or can it be wireless through WiFi? 

Can the bulbs in the starter kit be used in outdoor fixtures like garage lighting? We are in a cold climate. If not, are there regular sized bulbs available for outdoor use instead of the large spot bulbs?

Once the Bridge is set up with internet and a timer is set for the bulbs, does it have to be connected to the internet to work? We winter in another state and would like to be able to have our outdoor lights go on and off when we’re gone. But we usually put our internet on “hold” when we’re gone. Is that possible without an internet connection?

Thanks!

 

 
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0 on January 24, 2019

Why would one use Hue automation over Homekit automation?  Does the Hue app do things the Homekit won’t? Thanks

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0 on January 25, 2019

The default internet connection for the hue bridge is wired, however there is a german description on how to setup the WLAN connection: https://hueblog.de/2018/09/28/hue-bridge-so-koennt-ihr-das-wlan-modul-aktivieren/.

Phillips grants the e27 type working from -10- +45 celcius.

I haven’t testet the bulbs without internet connection but I know that basic functionality would work but using scence would not. Please try yourself and feed back.

 

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