Philips Hue light is not found in Bridge – Reset!
In February I ordered two new light strips for studio lighting. While one strip was found by the Hue Bridge without any problems, the second one caused trouble. No matter how long I searched for new lamps, the Bridge did not find the new LED strip. By coincidence I discovered how to fix the problem.
Whether in the next room, or in direct proximity of my Philips Hue Bridge, for the first time a new Light Stripe was not found by my Bridge. I had never experienced anything like it before.
The Light Stripe does not offer the possibility to do a reset on the lamp, because there is neither switch nor button on the device. I was about to put the device back into the box and send it back when I remembered a hardware reset of another Chinese manufacturer for LED lights. So I gave that foreign procedure a try.
On – Off – On – Off – On – Off… 20x
I plugged the Lightstripe into a switchable socket strip to be able to quickly connect and disconnect the power supply without much effort.
Now I switched on the Light Stripe and immediately after the LED strip lights up, I switched it off again. After about one second I switched the strip on again. I repeated this procedure about 20 times.
This procedure is described nowhere, and Google has also not produced any entries about such a procedure for Philips Hue lamps. But in my case this helped and after this procedure the Light Stripe appeared immediately in the Hue app.
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Even at the risk that it was a coincidence, I would like to publish this procedure so that other users can also benefit from my solution.
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I did this to reset outdoor hue light strip I had tried many many many times to get it to show up and add light even using Serial number and search. I read this turned them off and on 20 times and they popped right up! Thank you!!
Thanks for the tips! I’ve gotten it to work using your method and the dimmer reset.
Didn’t expect much at all, but this actually worked for me as well. Thanks a lot man !
The whole internet said that this wouldn’t work, but power cycling my hue outdoor light strip 20 times got it working again. Thank you for this post!
OMG. This worked! Like, I can’t believe it. I tried literally everything else. Thanks for posting this!
Wow it actually worked!. Was really hesitant, but it reset the strip. Did it exactly 20 times.
No idea why Phillips or no one else gives this solution. I had tried a million things before I came across this post. Thanks for the tip!