Only Hue rooms allow you to add as device

I’m unable to add a hue light / lamp etc via the app or designer to a group, it only lists the hue rooms when I goto add a device to a group. I’ve tried on android, ios and now the designer. Any help much appreciated.

There currently is no a way to do this in the apps. You can however add them in the Designer with a bit of a trick as outlined below. The reason they are hidden is that many people often have a bunch of lights. It’s usually easier to manage by room. I should probably add a setting to that popup which allows you to disable that filter & just show everything. For the time being though, do this:

#1 - Add a device to a group, any device. You can go ahead & add 1 of the room devices it generated.

#2 - Copy the device you added to your clipboard by right-clicking the item & selecting Copy

#3 - Paste the contents to a text editor like Notepad. It should look something like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<ClipboardData xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <Location>C:\Users\bvenh\AppData\Local\Temp\1onxrzau.fni</Location>
  <Items>
    <GroupDevice>HueColor</GroupDevice>
  </Items>
</ClipboardData>

#4 - In the text editor, replace the room device, which in my case is called “HueColor” with the name of the individual light. “HueColorLamp1” is the name of 1 of my lights in the “HueColor” room so I’m going to use that.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<ClipboardData xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <Location>C:\Users\bvenh\AppData\Local\Temp\1onxrzau.fni</Location>
  <Items>
    <GroupDevice>HueColorLamp1</GroupDevice>
  </Items>
</ClipboardData>

#5 - Copy the revised XML to your clipboard & paste it into the Group folder of Designer.

#6 - Save the HRP file.

#7 - Close the Designer. (You need to close the Designer because, although it looks like it should work now, when starting the simulator, you’ll notice the tile is blank.)

#8 - Reopen your HRP. Your individual light should now be in the Group & display properly in simulator.