XenoGuard 4.0 Documentation

Hue Light Alert

ActionStep Reference » Home Automation » Philips Hue » Light » Hue Light Alert 

The Hue Light Alert ActionStep configures the light to display an alarm effect, based on a set frequency of light signals alternating between on and off states.

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  1. Open the Home Automation node in the Workspace Explorer.
  2. Open the Philips Hue node.
  3. In the Light node, select the Hue Light Alert ActionStep.


The ActionStep has the following input parameters:

name Description
Hue Bridge
The control center for all smart-home devices.

Allowed Context Scope [Fixed]
Light Name
The name of the light.

Allowed Context Scope [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Context Types [Variable, Parameter, Result, Enum]
The frequency of light signals.

Allowed Values: None, Once, Multiple

Allowed Context Scope [Fixed]


The ActionStep returns the following results:

The set frequency of the light signals.

Allowed Context Scopes [Fixed, Local, Global]
Allowed Context Types [Variable, Parameter]

Example 1 (Run alarm effect when the timer ends):

This example creates two local variables, ElapsedTime and AlertCount, with Number as data type. It then runs a timer with Stopwatch Start and sets the time from the ElapsedTime variable. When the timer ends, a loop blinks the light three times with 3 seconds interval per blink. A notice is then sent as voice message in Speech Output.

Example 2 (Run alarm effect when the sensor is on):

This example toggles the motion sensor and turns on the hue light multiple times when the state of the sensor is "On". The hue light is then turned off after a specified time and a voice message is sent via Speech Output.

See other Light operations: