Zigbee2MQTT gains support for many new Philips Hue lights

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Despite the native integration of ZHA in Home Assistant, Zigbee2MQTT is still the way to go if you are looking for a mature application with a broad support of Zigbee devices. The most recent release of which adds support for multiple new Philips Hue lights, countless fixes, and numerous improvements.

While not exclusively, many improvements apply to the popular Xiaomi/Aqara sensors. For example, the Aqara T1 Human Body Movement and Illuminance Sensor and Aqara E1 Door and Window Contact Sensor now both expose the illuminance in lux. This value can be used in automations that turn on the lights when the sunlight isn't strong enough to brighten up a room.

The full list of newly supported Philips Hue lights includes the following:

Other newly supported devices include the Livarno Lux Smart LED Ceiling Light and Livarno Home LED Desk Lamp RGBW from Lidl, the Inovelli Blue Series Smart 2-1 Switch, and the Gledopto Smart Filament LED Bulb. The full list of changes can be found on the release page.

A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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