Hi, I’m extending and refurbishing our home and wanted to use ‘smart’ things to improve the way we use the spaces.
I have an idea for a lighting solution for the bathrooms however I’m not sure of the best way to do it or the components I would need. I will also have a neutral available at the light switch if that makes a difference.
For the bathroom at night I would like a single light to go on with an amber/red colour and dimmed. I also want the option to turn on the full lights if required. During the day all the lights would come on.
I thought I could possibly do it like this:
Have two lighting circuits in the bathroom - one with a single light and the other with the remaining lights (including the extractor fan). A double smart switch where if button 1 was pressed the circuit with the single light would come on with a smart bulb (that would also change colour and dim). If button two was pressed then circuit two would come on with lights and the fan and it would also trigger the single smart bulb to come on at full brightness and white colour.
Would this work and is there any better ways to achieve this. I prefer not to have all the bulbs as smart bulbs and prefer circuit two (the one with the fan) to just be regular bulbs. I apricate that in my solution above the system is not intelligently reacting to night and day and it is driven by a human decision on what button to press – I’m ok with this, just need it to be simple.
At the moment I prefer control via switches however I may also consider adding a motion detectors into the set-up later.
I hope all the above provides the information needed and that someone may be able to help. Many thanks.