Control Phillips Hue Via DMX

Updated: May 22, 2019

Recently I've seen a few people asking how to get Phillips Hue talking over DMX. The actual process is fairly simple due to a great little package by a user called sinedied.


Below are going to be various installs for various operating systems.


Windows


Step 1

Head over to https://nodejs.org/en/ and download the recommended for most users option. Install just like any other program.


Step 2

Once installed you are going to want to open command prompt and type.

npm install -g dmx-hue

this will take a few seconds to install.

Step 3

you will then want to type

dmx-hue setup

it will prompt you to link your hue device, just click the top of your hue and retype the command dmx-hue setup.

Step 4

You will then want to apply your settings by following the instructions within the command prompt. Note - Artnet Universe 1 will actually be Universe 2 as Artnet starts with a universe of 0.

Step 5

Press enter to save your settings, once you see the configuration saved message close Command Prompt and then Open up a new command prompt window.


Step 6

All you now need to do is start the program by typing

dmx-hue

You may get a network security prompt depending on your settings. Allow the Node.js through the network.


Step 7

That's it. You can now control your Hue lights via Artnet on your lighting network.

As for fixture profiles, when testing it seems to be just a basic RGB fixture but without the main intensity. This does depend however if you have set a DMX transition channel within your configuration.



Mac OSX


Step 1

Head over to https://nodejs.org/en/ and download the recommended for most users option. Install just like any other app.

Step 2

Once installed you are going to want to open terminal and type.

sudo npm install -g dmx-hue

enter your password if prompted, this will take a few seconds to install.

Step 3

you will then want to type

dmx-hue setup

it will prompt you to link your hue device, just click the top of your hue and retype the command dmx-hue setup.

Step 4

You will then want to apply your settings by following the instructions within the Terminal. Note - Artnet Universe 1 will actually be Universe 2 as Artnet starts with a universe of 0.

Step 5

Press enter to save your settings, once you see the configuration saved you can then start the program by typing

dmx-hue

Step 6

That's it. You can now control your Hue lights via Artnet on your lighting network.

As for fixture profiles, when testing it seems to be just a basic RGB fixture but without the main intensity. This does depend however if you have set a DMX transition channel within your configuration.


Linux


Step 1

Open up your terminal and type the following commands

sudo apt-get install nodejs

enter your password and enter Y to any questions it asks. Once this has installed you will want to install the next package for this type

sudo apt-get install npm

Step 2

Once installed you are going to want to type.

sudo npm install -g dmx-hue

enter your password if prompted, this will take a few seconds to install.

Step 3

you will then want to type

dmx-hue setup

it will prompt you to link your hue device, just click the top of your hue and retype the command dmx-hue setup.

You will then want to apply your settings by following the instructions within the Terminal. Note - Artnet Universe 1 will actually be Universe 2 as Artnet starts with a universe of 0.


Step 5

Press enter to save your settings, once you see the configuration saved you can then start the program by typing

dmx-hue

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