[HC2/HCL] Adding Philips Hue to your Home Center



In this article, you will learn how to add Philips Hue to your Home Center.

First, you have to set up your Philips Hue devices. Check out Philips Hue website for more details.




  • FIBARO Home Center Lite/2.
  • PC or Mac with the network connection,
  • Philips Hue Bridge and lights.


Step-by-step guide


  1. Log in to your Home Center.
    smart light
  2. Select Plugins from the top menu.
    hue smart light
  3. Click Available on the left sidebar.
    smart hue light
  4. Use the search bar on the right. Search: hue and click Install.
    smart lighting
  5. Click Free.
    hue smart bulb
  6. Click Add.
    bulb smart home
  7. Go to the Advanced tab.
    smart bulb setup
  8. Click Search. Home Center should find your Philips Hue Bridge. If Home Center couldn’t find your device, check IP address of your device in Philips Hue mobile app and enter it manually.
    smart light manual
  9. Click Save icon.
    smart light manual
  10. Press button on the Philips Hue Bridge.
  11. Click Create user. Wait 30 seconds.
    smart light manual
  12. Click Start search. Wait 60 seconds for lights to be added.
    smart light setup
  13. Select Your House from the top menu.
    smart light config
  14. Go to the Unassigned section.
    smart light configuration
  15. Now you can test your Philips Hue setup and make some unique scenes.


Available Lua commands


Philips Hue plugin allows to control Hue lights in Lua scenes. It adds following commands:

  • fibaro:call(ID, “changeHue”, VALUE) – changes the hue of bulb with selected ID to VALUE between 0-65535.
  • fibaro:call(ID, “changeSaturation”, VALUE) – changes the saturation of bulb with selected ID to VALUE between 0-255.
  • fibaro:call(ID, “changeBrightness”, VALUE) – changes the Brightness of bulb with selected ID to VALUE between 0-255.
  • fibaro:call(ID, “turnOff”) – turns off bulb with selected ID
  • fibaro:call(ID, “turnOn”) – turns on bulb with selected ID
  • fibaro:getValue(ID, “bri”) – returns value of brightness for bulb with selected ID
  • fibaro:getValue(ID, “ct”) – returns value of color temperature for ambiance bulb with selected ID
  • fibaro:getValue(ID, “hue”) – returns value of hue for bulb with selected ID
  • fibaro:getValue(ID, “on”) – checks if bulb with selected ID is turned on

October 19, 2018   26426    Tutorials    
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