In my previous post I showed how a Philips Hue bridge can be integrated with Home Assistant for controlling lights with automation. The Philips Hue bridge has an easy-to-use REST API so you can make your own integration on any platform that supports http. In this post I will describe how I have created a React web application for controlling my lights via the Philips Hue api.
Philips Hue is a line of wireless light bulbs that are controlled with Zigbee signals from a LAN-attached Philips Hue bridge. With the Philips Hue app it is very easy to set up a new system and adding new light sources is a breeze. There is a large set of 3rd party apps that can be used for interacting with the Hue system, but as my home automation system is based on Home Assistant, I use HA as the main controller for Hue. In this post I will show how I have configured Home Assistant for controlling my Philips Hue lights with automation. In an upcoming post I will describe how you can make your own web app for interacting with the light sources via the Hue API.