gurase, have you or anyone else had success lately in controlling the Hue bulbs from HA and the Hue Dimmer Remote together? I’m on 0.83.3 and am very unsuccessful.
I followed your instructions exactly: Reset, pair remote to HA, pair bulb to remote, etc. After pairing the remote to the bulb, the bulb and remote get unpaired from each other and get linked directly to HA.
I’ve also tried pairing the remote and bulb by themselves to verify that dimming and on/off work. When I’m in this state, I can press the setup button and pair the remote to HA, but the link between the remote and bulb gets removed and is changed to HA. Any interaction with HA removes the link between the bulb and remote, changing it to a direct connection to HA instead.
I can control the bulb and view the remote values. They just aren’t linked together, they get unpaired from each other and paired to HA. I’m using the HUSBZB-1 USB stick on a Pi 3B+