Makes sense. I'll give the plasti-dip a shot!
Has anyone been able to figure out how to change the sensitivity to these via a rule being triggered from either time of day or current lux (threshold)? I looked into exposing it as an option but couldn't figure it out.
Really sorry to resurface with this but I bought a Hue Outdoor Sensor and paired it but I'm not getting any Lux reported... but it does show movement and temperature. I'm currently running 22.214.171.124.
I've read here about pairing with a custom driver....... so I have factory reset the sensor (hold reset button for 30+ seconds) and rediscovered then applied an older driver found from about Jan... then reconfigured... to no avail - still no Lux
This unit arrived from Amazon today so I would have hoped its a current firmware... If its not and I have to buy a hue hub to update the firmware - what release of the hub do I go for?
Thanks for any support.
Bought a hue hub in the hopes....
Updated the firmware on the sensor.... Lux now working.... just in case anyone is interested.
Mine worked just fine Lux is working and worked right out of the box using the Native Hue Motion Driver.
Does pairing these directly to the hub cause instability issues with zigbee ?
No, I have never had any zigbee issues, these are battery powered devices they don't repeat signals only receive them.
Thanks.... yours must have had the latest firmware installed straight out of the box... mine hadn't so needed an update.... and thus I had to buy a hub just to do it.
Worth noting, I bought 1 direct from Philips/Hue, and 1 from Amazon. The one from Amazon (bought a few weeks after the one from Hue) doesn't read Luminance, but the one direct from Hue does. Seems like I'll have to update the firmware of the Amazon one.