I’ve noticed that some of the standard battery operated wallmount dimmer switches that people used to use like Popp and Devolo no longer seem to be available for sale.
So I’m starting this thread for recommendations for battery operated dimmer switches for the UK to work with SmartThings which are currently available for sale.
Battery operated switches solve three different problems at once:
One) they give you a switch that can be used with smart bulbs without having to worry about cutting the current to the bulbs
Two) you don’t have to worry about whether or not there is a neutral wire at the switchbox since these devices are not wired into the Mains anyway
Three) you can locate the switch anywhere, including at wheelchair height or child height if desired
They don’t work for everyone, but there are specific use cases where they are helpful. Please do not use this thread to discuss Mains powered switches. I just want it to be a quick and easy resource for finding this specific device class for the UK.
( also, before posting, please confirm that the device you are about to post works as a dimmer, not just on/off.)
Adding to this thread
I’d suggest using one post per device as that will make it easier to follow. Also, if available include a link to a discussion thread about that device so again this particular thread stays fairly easy to read. One post, one device.
You can also check the “buttons and remotes” FAQ which lists lots of different devices, both mains powered and battery powered. It’s just that it’s a lot to slog through when you’re just looking for a battery operated UK dimmer switch.
If you’re willing to choose a wall device which gives you a choice of “scenes“ rather than a true up/down dimmer, you will find quite a few possibilities in the buttons FAQ.