How to use traditional dumb switches to set scenes based on time of day

Just wanted to point you to a brilliant post on in which a user of Hue Essentials explains how to take advantage of your traditional switches. Based on time of day he explains how he sets scenes.

“TIP: Use traditional (dumb) switch to turn on a “Scene” based on the time of day. Faster and more reliable than Hue Lab’s “Time-based light”.”

Read all about it at this link on

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That’s really smart!

Is there any chance to use effects with a phoscon/raspbee bridge at some point in time? Hue essentials says “Bridge - unsupported” when I try to create a new effect.

Effects for deCONZ can only be saved on the phone at the moment. I would love to add support for saving them on the deCONZ bridge, but unfortunately there are some limitations with deCONZ scenes. See the following issue: