I have an AEON Labs Z-Wave Micro Switch attached to a LIFX light and I want to try and achieve this setup:
- I want the micro switch to always be providing power to the LIFX bulb no matter what position the physical switch is in.
- When someone changes the state of the physical switch, I want it to tell SmartThings to toggle the state of the LIFX bulb, and not actually cut power to the bulb.
You would think this would be possible because the physical switch isn’t in parallel to the bulb, otherwise it wouldn’t be able to maintain power to itself and hence wouldn’t be “smart”.
- When you toggle the physical switch, you’re sending a signal to toggle a relay.
- When you toggle the switch in the SmartThings app, you’re toggling the relay but not the physical switch.
Could this work by assigning two different device types (a remote or switch and a relay) to the same Z-Wave ID?
I’m new to SmartThings and find it hard to believe no one has asked this question before. But, I’ve scoured through a bunch of threads on switches and smart lights and haven’t seen anyone talking about this exact scenario. I’ve probably just missed it. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction. If not, any advice on how to make this work?