I am wanting to add a bunch of smart lighting to my house and trying to figure out how I want to do it. The only reason I’m considering Hue lights is because of the Sense integration, and I have some questions about that.
My biggest concern revolves around my experience with smart plugs. I’ve seen several people mention that the Sense monitor can only support about 20 smart plug connections before the processing load becomes to great. Does the Phillips Hue integration have any similar limit? Does it share a combined limit with smart plugs?
How are lights shown in the Sense app. I don’t have any Hue lights atm, so I have no experience with the Hue app and how it’s configured. If I have 6 lights in my kitchen, will I get 6 devices, each with their own bubble in the Now tab? I don’t really care how much energy a particular bulb uses; I’d be a lot more interested in how much energy all the lights in my house are using.
Unrelated to Sense; those that have Hue lights how happy are you with them? I’m wanting to pair them with motion sensors so that if my toddler (or myself/wife for that matter) get out of bed in the middle of the night, the bulbs will come on in a red color at a low brightness. Setting up some basic automations like this is my main motivation for adding smart lighting.