openHAB Hue Emulation Service

Hue Emulation exposes openHAB items as Hue devices to other Hue HTTP API compatible applications like an Amazon Echo.


  • UPNP automatic discovery
  • Support ON/OFF and Percent/Decimal item types
  • Can expose any type of item, not just lights
  • Pairing (security) can be enabled/disabled in real time using the configuration service (under services in the PaperUI for example)


Pairing can be turned on and off:


(Optional) For systems with multiple IP addresses the IP to use for UPNP may be specified, otherwise the first non loopback address will be used.


Device Tagging

To expose an item on the service, apply a supported tag (which are “Lighting”, “Switchable”, “TargetTemperature”) to it. The item label will be used as the Hue device name.

Switch  TestSwitch1     "Kitchen Switch" [ "Switchable" ]
Switch  TestSwitch2     "Bathroom" [ "Lighting" ]
Dimmer  TestDimmer3     "Hallway" [ "Lighting" ]
Number  TestNumber4     "Temperature Set Point" [ "TargetTemperature" ]