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Short Description
Polls a Philips HUE bridge to track events from dimmers
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HUE Dimmers poller

Polls a philips HUE bridge, and reports button state change via MQTT.
I use this poller to set the light temperature of my HUE lights according to the current time (it does not seem possible to do this with the HUE bridge without creating dozen of "if time is between.." rules), by sending MQTT event to an external processor.

Bridge IP and username are not automatically discovered yet: you have to create a username yourself.
See Philips HUE developper documentation for more information about HUE lightning system API: http://www.developers.meethue.com/.

Configuration parameters are passed to the application via environment variables:

Env var Description Required Default
MQTT_BROKER mqtt broker to connect to yes None
MQTT_TOPIC MQTT topic to publish to. '{}' will be replaced with the dimmer unique id no dimmer/{}
HUE_BRIDGE HUE bridge IP yes None
HUE_USERNAME HUE username to use yes None
SLEEP_TIME Time to sleep between 2 polls no 0.3s

How to run

docker run -it -e  MQTT_BROKER=<MQTT broker ip> -e HUE_BRIDGE=<HUE bridge IP> -e HUE_USERNAME=<HUE username> jbonachera/dimmers-poller

Known issues

  • Because we poll the bridge, and we are not reacting to events from it, we sometimes miss events. This is not something that bother me however.
  • There is currently no parameter validation, or clean error messages.
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