I’ve been using the Philips Hue 2 plugin on my Vera Edge successfully for a year or two. I just tried adding a new Philips Hue Smart Plug to my Hue configuration and it causes the Vera plugin to fail. Removing the Smart Plug from the Hue network restores Vera plugin operation.
The symptoms are that any attempt to change state of a Hue device (including the Hue “master switch”) results in a “Command failed” banner under the device. The Vera plugin shows “Connected” in its device configuration tab.
I’m assuming there’s something in the transfer of data from the Hue hub which is causing the plugin to fail when a Smart Plug is present. Ironically, I purchased the Hue Smart Plug so I have an independent way of power cycling the Vera if I’m away from home and it hangs up!
Vera Edge firmware: 1.7.4452
Philips Hue 2 plugin version: 1.76
Hue Hub: 2nd generation (square)
Hue Bridge Firmware version: 1.35.0
Hue Bridge Model: BSB002
The last two items are as reported on the Philips Hue 2 plugin Information page.
I’m assuming this will need an update to the plugin. Is this being actively supported?