New to ST. I am converting from Wink and would like to change a few things that I see being somewhat of a problem. I don’t know if this is possible, but let me explain what I would like to do and please let me know if this is possible or how to set it up this way. Thank you ahead of time for the help.
I have 2 “light fixtures” in my kitchen coming into a switch on the wall, one I have a ceiling fan installed with light and the other is just a light fixture. How my Wink setup worked (poorly) was I wired the ceiling fan whip hot all of the time and put a smart bulb (CREE Connected) in the light fixture on the fan. Additionally, I used a GE TAPT switch configured to provide current through the load all of the time (making everything hot all of the time) and used 2 of the connected bulbs in the light fixture as well. The buttons on that switch were merely triggers to the Wink system to turn them on and off, and I would use the iPhone app to dim as I wanted (I setup automatic events and such for that, for the most part).
What I have now to replace all of that is the STv2 hub, and a Linear WD500Z. I also have a WT00Z that I will pair to this switch for a “3-way” type of setup. I also have enough CREE “dumb” LED bulbs and also the Connected version of them to do whatever I want to make this setup work.
This is what I would like to do now and am not sure if it will work.
What I was thinking was to keep the ceiling fan/light fixture wired hot all of the time again like it is now, and with a CREE Connected installed. Non-connected, LED bulbs in the other fixture and wired up to the WD500Z like normal. The dimmer will obviously dim the one fixture like normal and also “talk” to the ST hub about it’s state as the on/off/dimming changes. Is there a way to program the switch or some other way so whatever state (including dimming percentage) the WD500Z is in, the CREE Connected bulb mirrors it? I understand that there would probably be a touch of lag for the one bulb in the ceiling fan however if that could “mirror” the others in the room, that would be ideal so I don’t have to run two switches or set it up the way I had it before which quite honestly was okay at best.
Basically I want to use the WD500Z to control all 3 bulbs, 2 of them will be on the dimming circuit of the switch itself which is easy, the other will always be hot and I want to somehow mirror whatever that dimmer is doing to those two bulbs, to the one Connected bulb that is always hot.