Connect Philips Hue to Plecto

Learn how to connect your Philips Hue to Plecto notifications and create a colorful experience around the office whenever someone triggers a notification.

Last updated: Feb. 8, 2022

Plecto IoT required

Before setting up the Philips Hue, you'll need the Plecto IOT box to connect your local network with Plecto. Send us an email to support@plecto.com if you want a box. It is currently a beta feature and there is a small one-time fee to receive the IOT box.

You can add your Philips Hue light as a notification action in Plecto and create a colorful experience in the office whenever someone triggers a notification. The current setup allows you to apply a permanent light color or flash the light in a particular color when the notification triggers.

How to set up Philips Hue
  1. Connect your Plecto IoT to a power source and to the network.
  2. Connect your Philips Hue bridge to a power source and to the same network as the IoT box.
  3. Press the power button on the Hue.
  4. Go to Gamification > Notifications and create a new notification or open an existing one.
  5. Choose "Flash Philips Hue light" as the notification action.
Notification Actions and Timeline

6. Now click the button on top of your Hue bridge to turn it on.

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7. In the notification action settings, click on the refresh icon (the two arrows) under "Hue device." A drop-down will appear, and you'll be able to select the Hue device.

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Once you have set up the notification trigger and actions, you are ready to save and test your notification. Click "Save" in the bottom-right corner, then navigate back to the notification actions and click "Save and test."

Notifications

Learn more about notifications in Introduction to Notifications and the different notification actions you can add in Plecto in Notification Actions.

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