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Re-naming bulbs

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Re-naming bulbs
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:33:52 am »
In the beginning I named two Philips reg white bulbs, 1: couch lamp  2: chair lamp.  Then later took them out and replaced them with Philips color bulbs and named them, 1: couch lamp  2: chair lamp (same names).  Is there anyway to re-name the original white ones since they have the same name as ones already in my app?  Thanks.

Re: Re-naming bulbs
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 08:08:10 pm »
In the hue app it will allow you to rename any light you have and some. can have the same names even... you may not have great results using AI and Hue lights that are all named the same, but the Hue app will work with them fairly well. I did pretty much what you are describing and changed the names in the Hue app so I could identify them and use them in another room.
My Alexa environment includes :
1 Full Sized Echo
3 Echo Dots 2nd gen
2 Echo Dot 3rd gen, One with Clock
1 Echo Spot
Several Hue Lights with a single bridge
5 Fire Tablets (1 as a control panel in Kitchen)
One Ring Doorbell Pro
Also 4 cell phones with Alexa app installed!
You should see My Apple Device List!

Re: Re-naming bulbs
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 04:54:51 am »
I've changed Hue bulb names several times. I never use the word "lamp" or "light" as part of the name; it's not necessary and will only confuse Alexa. After renaming in the Hue app you'll need to put Alexa through the discovery process again.

Re: Re-naming bulbs
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 07:52:21 am »
If you can also rename the bulbs directly in the Alexa app under Smart Home Devices [Device] Edit.

Re: Re-naming bulbs
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 07:16:10 pm »
Yes, your Hue lights app will allow you full edit/modification rights on all of your lights, that is both the "room" names and the names of your lights (which like me, you seem to have kept numerically).