Battery-operated Dimmer Switch recommendation?


#1

I purchased a Philips 458158 Hue Dimmer Switch for SmartThings setup and found it does not work. Is there something like the Hue Dimmer that works in a similar way. The hue dimmer runs off a battery and sticks to the wall. I do not need for it to come off the wall. I searched amazon and google and could not find anything.


#2

I would look into Lutron Caseta and Pico

It looks like there’s a recent integration:


#3

Will this work directly with Smarthings? Or does the remote have to talk to a switch.


#4

I will have to defer to @RLDreams, since I don’t use Pico, but you will surely need more than just the Pico as noted here:


#5

Also, refer to this post for additional ideas that work directly with ST. Personally, I use Aoen Labs Minimotes, Iris Buttons and Xiaomi Buttons for battery operated control of ANYTHING that I can control with ST.


(Mark) #6

Try the osram lightify dimming switch or cooper aspire rf9500.


#7

The Pico will not be visible to SmartThings through the official integration, so I’m not sure if it will do what you want. You would have to also have a lutron master switch and then that’s the only switch that the pico could work with. So it might be OK as an auxiliary switch in a three-way, but it’s not just a dimmer switch on its own.

There are a number of battery operated switches that might be of interest. The FAQ covers both battery operated and mains powered buttons and switches:

One popular one is a Z wave device, the Cooper 9575, which looks exactly like a regular switch and does communicate to the SmartThings hub.

http://www.cooperindustries.com/content/public/en/wiring_devices/products/lighting_controls/aspire_rf_wireless/anyplace.html

But there are a lot of other options as well, just see the FAQ. :sunglasses:


(Realy Living Dream) #8

You need a Lutron bridge & switch to connect it to. It doesn’t connect directly to ST.


#9

I ordered the Anyplace Switch RF9575. It pairs as a Z-Wave remote. When I press the buttons nothing happens. I tried going into the web interface and change it from a remote to a Z-Wave Dimmer Switch Generic. It does nothing. Any advice?


#10

Try this thread:

Also, the switch has to be associated to the hub before the hub will know that it changed. It’s not reporting like a regular generic dimmer. It reports more like a minimote.


#11

I installed Cooper Beast and it works. I can not get Toggimmer working. It gives an unexpected error every time.

Is there a switch I can buy off the self that just works with SmartThings? I paid $70 for this switch and I open to playing more to get this small function to work.


#12

This is the error the app gives.


(Bill Ho) #13

I just use the GE one at Lowe’s. With the $15 off $50 coupon and 5%cash back from Discover and 1.5% Ebates, it can be the cheapest one available.


(Mark) #14

Which device are you referring to? I’m not aware of a GE battery powered switch/button controller.


#15

I am looking for something like this that can stick to the wall that works with SmartThings. I do not care if its Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, BLE or Bluetooth. It just needs to work with Smarthings to turn on a light with dimmer functionality.

That switch would work but it has to work with a custom driver and app. The driver works but not the app.


#16

Hopefully the author of that smart app will respond in the author thread – – I know you put a post there as well.

@Lgkahn was using the cooper battery-powered switch as well, but with a different DTH – – I don’t know if he is still using it or not, but he might have more to add.


(Larry) #17

I am still.using.it and it still works
Use a.stock device type slighty modified by.me.


#18

Do you have a link for that DTH? Also, with that DTH, do you need a special smartapp or will it work with smartlighting?


(Mark) #19

Did you check out the lightify button device I mentioned above? I use it with ST with a community device handler, it works fine.

Also the cooper aspire 9500 that i mentioned seems to be basically the same device as the one that @JDRoberts did? I use a device handler that was made by @thegilbertchan and it works fine too.


#20

This was the original DTH for the Cooper battery-powered devices, but my understanding was that it only allowed on/off, not dimming. And then later, a couple of other people made their own versions which did allow dimming.