No reply on this, so I just ended up just using another solution for IR automation.
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Two Philips Hue hubs?
How do I attach a second Philips hue hub to my Flic LR hub? The only Philips hub-related option seems to be to remove the existing one.
I’m thinking it’s possible since it says “your Bridges” (plural) while you’re in the Phillips hue summary screen.
Extend the IR blaster cable?
I recently upgraded to the Flic hub LR and Flic 2’s, I had stopped using my old Flic hub for the most part because the range wasn’t far enough to reach the places I where wanted to control lights. I could have moved the hub, but I was using the IR blaster on my entertainment center and that cable is short. So I was using the Flic just for IR automation on the entertainment center.
I had hoped that the improved range of the LR Hub would be my solution, but I guess the signal increase wasn’t enough.
I did hook up the LR hub in central place and that works for lighting, but the IR blaster does not work from its new central location. It is an open loft though, so I was hoping I could run an extension cord for the IR blaster and place it closer to the entertainment center.
Is there a way to extend the length of the IR blaster cable? If it was a standard headphone jack it wouldn’t be a problem, but I don’t know what kind of Jack this is.
I could just operate the two independently ongoing, but then I wouldn’t be able to have a button to shut off the TV AND the lights when I leave, for example.
Thanks for reading and for any help!
Hub Range - not very far
I have a Flic hub and IR repeater, and have configured my 6 Flic buttons to control Hue lights and trigger various functions within my A/V system.
They work great and were really easy to set up...unfortunately though, the range is nowhere near what is advertised. From 10 feet away everything works great. My bedroom and hallway are about 25 feet away, and the buttons there do not work, they light up red when you press them. If I bring the buttons closer to the hub they work fine. I even replaced the batteries - the hub just doesn’t see buttons that are 20 feet away or more.
I can’t move the hub because the IR repeater needs to have a sight line to my receiver and TV.
What can I do to get the advertised range from the hub?