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Connect Homebridge to Hue and expand your smart home

The original reason for me to set up a Homebridge was the fact that I registered the cheap Osram Smart Plugs on my Philips Hue, thought to myself “Good plan!”. Unfortunately, the plugs were not displayed in HomeKit or forwarded by Hue. So the Hue had to be connected to Homebridge. So that I can also use my smart plugs in HomeKit with Siri. In the end, it wasn’t that difficult. The recipe and the list of ingredients, so that you can do it, are here:

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Install Node-Red in parallel with Homebridge

If you have, like me, already a Raspberry Pi with a Homebridge running, it is a good idea to install Node-Red on the same Raspberry. Node-Red is a real help for more sophisticated automations. Then there is also the possibility, for example, to create physically non-existent switches in HomeKit directly to control devices via Node-Red, which otherwise would have no access to HomeKit at all. Interest aroused? Then read on and take the first step into another level of the Internet of Things, a long way from simply switching on a light!

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