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Hey guys! I am super new to the Smartthings ecosystem, although not the smart home idea. I have set up things such as Ring Doorbells, Nest thermostats ect. But what I need help with is another home tech idea.
I am in the works of building a digital skylight if you will. This consists of Phillips Hue lighting illuminating a big piece of frosted glass, all set up on a timer to follow the pattern of the sun, built into my ceiling. However I would also like to use this as a manual light for the evenings. How I thought I would go about this was use the Phillips Hue dimmer switch to set up a preset in the hue lighting, to use as a manual switch, along with the automatic, sun-mimicking profile.
This would’ve worked fine, but unfortunately the Hue Remote does not fit into a Decora wallplate, which I would really want.
All in all, I’m wondering if I could use an accessory switch with smart things to essentially use as a preset switch, instead of a switch which actually connects a circuit? Kinda similar to how a motion sensor you can set to do different things, except instead of creating motion, you flip a switch. If so, how would I go about doing this? Do I need the hue hub? The Smartthings hub? What is all necessary to connect a switch which activates a preset in the Hue lighting, while all fitting into a normal wall plate.
(maybe something like this would work? ASPIRE RF Accessory Switch - RF9517)
Thanks for all the help!