This device works with a Hue bridge (it will not work directly with smartthings) to solve the common problem of providing an intuitive wall switch for smart bulbs that doesn’t actually cut the power to them.
If you have the hue bridge and you get this, the Lutron device will be invisible to smartthings and it will just work as a parallel means of control.
I really like these and have five of them in my own home. They instantly solve the problem of guests not knowing how to turn the lights on and off. No wiring is required to install: it’s a battery operated device that fits over the top of the existing dumb switch and works just like a traditional rotary dimmer.
I keep thinking a Switchbot might be what I need to control a ceiling fan that requires a remote for operation. I never have the remote in hand when I need it. Would be nice to get it working with Alexa.
The only US Company currently offering “Friends of Hue” batteryfree wall switches has a 20% off coupon today. This is the first discount I’ve ever seen from them.
Their switch is still expensive ($48 after coupon is applied), but if you use it with HomeKit it becomes a four button scene switch, so it’s expensive, but not crazy expensive. They come in many different colors, including gray and black. They also include a cover which makes it look just like a regular rocker switch, in which case it just has two buttons (press at the top or press at the bottom).
These do not work directly with smartthings (The smartthings zigbee 3.0 implementation does not yet support the “green power profile“ commands which these require).
However, if you are already using a hue bridge these make a nice parallel means of control.
These don’t have batteries: they harvest the kinetic energy from when you push the switch. That works well, but it does mean you have to push pretty hard, so that’s just something to be aware of. They will look like a regular rocker switch, but physically they will feel a little sticky.
For those of you who still have Ifttt accounts, the Withings sleep tracker pad (a long pressure mat) rarely goes on sale, but today it’s 15% off, so $83.
I know a couple of community members have posted that they have it and like it. I believe the only smartthings integration is through Ifttt, although it does have some odd Alexa integration where are you can ask it to report on your stats.