I bought the Hubitat because of this image:
IKEA is on this list, but in my experience my IKEA devices are not supported out of the box.
Taking the IKEA devices one at a time:
Motion sensor: Not working
With a Hubitat staff member explicitly writing:
When a community member shows other hubs support IKEA motion sensors, having a cooperation with IKEA, the staff reply is:
Outlets: Not working on dashboard
This one does have an official driver and should work out of the box.
But it cannot be operated via the dashboard, showing an hourglass when pressed.
Going into device settings they can be turned on and off.
But the status of it and toggling it does not work.
RGB bulb: No official drivers enabling color change
If the driver "Generic Zigbee CT Bulb (dev)" is used, it can be turned on and off.
But when I read "Brands that work with Hubitat" I expect my products to work out of the box.
It is quite a learning wall to find a "Generic Zigbee CT Bulb (dev)" driver.
A community member has made a driver that enables color changes, but while the dashbord tile for color bulbs work, the bulb reverts to white when the tile is exited.
A community driver can be found here:
3 temperatures bulb: No official drivers
"Generic Zigbee CT Bulb" does not work, a user has to select: "Generic Zigbee CT Bulb (dev)"
For a brand that is listed as supported, they should have their own driver, so a user can easily find them.
Using the driver "Generic Zigbee CT Bulb (dev)" they do fully work though in a rather complicated way and changing the warmth of the bulb is rather complicated / not available in the dashboard.
The 3 settings being: Sunrise (2202 kelvin), 3003 Soft White (3003 kelvin), Moonlight (4000 kelvin)
Dimmer Switch: No official drivers
A driver was made by the community.
But rather than a nice dimmer switch on the IKEA platform, the only possibility with Hubitat is as a switch, due to a community member.
Not a single of my 5 different IKEA products worked out of the box.
I would fully recommend removing IKEA from the list of supported brands.
Because when a staff member literally writes "bin it" that is very very close to false advertising.
Had this been a 30$ game on steam, I would have requested a refund.
..but this is a 100$ product (160$ with shipping, 200$ with taxes)
Please remove IKEA from the list of supported brands until you are able to support the 5 basic products of:
Motion sensor, RGB bulb, 3 temperatures bulb, dimmer switch, outlet.
and had you been a larger company I would have asked for a partial or full refund.
Because I bought this based on a lie.
None of my setups using motion sensors or outlets work anymore.
The annoying thing with home automation is that you get used to it.
..and since I introduced Hubitat so much has stopped working
There is the great change of bulbs now being able to follow sunrise and sunset
But the rules machine is rather unintuitive, complex and having to find drivers by searching a forum took hours.
It will be better in the future.
Hopefully Hubitat will put some effort into supporting IKEA TRÅDFRI.
Where I live their devices are the cheapest physical store option and I know a lot of my colleagues have IKEA TRÅDFRI, so it is a huge market.
As a company Hubitat NEEDS to focus on making it work out of the box, when support of a brand is promised.
If 0 out of 5 products work (in a 7 product line-up)
Then there needs to be a LARGE note on the sales page next to IKEA, eg. listing the only 1 or 2 products that work, making sure that customers do not assume that they can replace their IKEA gateway with a Hubitat to get more advanced features. (As I hoped I could)