Zigbee Bridge

tdhtdh

Novice Member
Hi all

Really struggling to find out an answer to my query.

I've got some Linkind smart bulbs that came with a zigbee hub
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I've added some Linkind E14 bulbs which work fine.

I also have an IKEA gateway and 2 bulbs but you have to connect each device to a remote and don't seem to be able to add non IKEA products to it.

I then bought some Osram Smart+ bulbs as they were Zigbee I assumed the Linkind Zigbee hub would work with them. They both said Zigbee right, so you'd assume they work right? Oh no, they don't.
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I have an Amazon Echo Show 8 1st gen which doesn't have a zigbee hub
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It's getting kind of messy with different products, different gateways etc so I'm looking for something that would allow me to just add zigbee products easily.

I believe I could buy an Echo 4th gen as that includes a Zigbee hub but I don't really need another speaker so I'm wondering if there is a zigbee hub out there that doesn't lock to its own products?

For example would this work?
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Would getting the philips hue bridge do the trick?

Many thanks
 

Jamie

Distinguished Member
I've only tried the IKEA bulbs myself with a hue hub but all of the things you've listed do all claim compatibility with a Hue bridge.
 
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I agree with @Jamie most zigbee stuff works fine with a Hue hub. I have 3 or 4 different brands of zigbee equiopment, including Ikea bulbs and Dresden RGBW controllers, all work seamlessly
 

tdhtdh

Novice Member
So if I got a Philips Hue Hub I don't actually need anything else Hue from Philips but the hub might well be able to drive my other stuff and any other zigbee compatible products?
 

Jamie

Distinguished Member
So if I got a Philips Hue Hub I don't actually need anything else Hue from Philips but the hub might well be able to drive my other stuff and any other zigbee compatible products?
Yes, although you'll need a Hue app of some sort, either the official app or one of the many 3rd party apps.

Compatibility for 3rd party stuff seems to be pretty good, I've got 4 or 5 other makes of devices connected to mine but genuine Philips bulbs are still better IMO, the power interruption settings make them worth it alone for me.
 

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