How to Add a Philips Hue Switch to Zigbee Hub

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add a Philips Hue Switch to your Zigbee hub
Your existing smart hub system must support Zigbee devices.
Due to the large number of different Zigbee control systems available, it will not be possible to give exact, step-by-step instructions. Rather, this guide will give you a general overview of what to look for to successfully add your Hue device to your existing hub.
Hue devices act just like any other Zigbee device you may already be using with your system.
Zigbee

1 Add Philips Hue Switch

To complete the following steps, you will need both your control outlet and Zigbee hub handy.

With the Hue Switch

  1. Remove the plastic tab at the bottom of your Hue switch. The light in the front of the device will flash amber.
    Hue switch with pull tab indicated to be removed.

If the device was in-use with another system, push and hold the Reset switch for 10 seconds.

With the Zigbee Hub

  1. Open the control program or app associated with your smart hub system.
    Icons for zigbee systems including Alexa, SmartThings, and Hue
  2. Using your hub's software select navigate to and select add a new device.
    Add a Thing option highlighted in SmartThings app.
    This may be under settings, home, or devices.
  3. You may need to select a category to find your switch.
  4. Select to add a switch.
    Adding hue switch
  5. Select to scan for a new device.
    Scanning for the switch
  6. With the Hue device powered and the light flashing on the front, your smart hub should locate the Hue device.
  7. Add your new device to any scene or room your system uses to categorize your home.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add a Philips Hue Switch to your Zigbee hub
Your existing smart hub system must support Zigbee devices.
Due to the large number of different Zigbee control systems available, it will not be possible to give exact, step-by-step instructions. Rather, this guide will give you a general overview of what to look for to successfully add your Hue device to your existing hub.
Hue devices act just like any other Zigbee device you may already be using with your system.
Zigbee

To complete the following steps, you will need both your control outlet and Zigbee hub handy.

With the Hue Switch

  1. Remove the plastic tab at the bottom of your Hue switch. The light in the front of the device will flash amber.
    Hue switch with pull tab indicated to be removed.

If the device was in-use with another system, push and hold the Reset switch for 10 seconds.

With the Zigbee Hub

  1. Open the control program or app associated with your smart hub system.
    Icons for zigbee systems including Alexa, SmartThings, and Hue
  2. Using your hub's software select navigate to and select add a new device.
    Add a Thing option highlighted in SmartThings app.
    This may be under settings, home, or devices.
  3. You may need to select a category to find your switch.
  4. Select to add a switch.
    Adding hue switch
  5. Select to scan for a new device.
    Scanning for the switch
  6. With the Hue device powered and the light flashing on the front, your smart hub should locate the Hue device.
  7. Add your new device to any scene or room your system uses to categorize your home.
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