Full disclosure, I have not made the jump into Smartthings yet, I am still trying to find a solution to the following use case:
My TV is mounted above the fireplace and catches a bit of glare from the lights in my guestroom (living room kitchen combo). What I would like is when I turn on the TV, the fan light turns off and dims the kitchen lights to 50%.
I found an insteon IR receiver that would accomplish this but it does not support any of the hubs and my preference is a z-wave solution since I have z-wave locks already.
This morning, I thought of using the Wemo Insight switch with IFTTT. When the switch registers higher wattage usage from the TV, it tells smartthings to run the scene and adjust the lighting. Has anyone done this either with ifttt or is there a native Zwave switch that can do this?
Option three which I just thought is with my Sonos Playbar. If the Sonos registers a source change to TV, it tells smartthings to run the scene. I am not sure this will work because the playbar usually defaults to TV. Any thoughts here?