Hello ST braintrust!
Do you guys tend to use virtual switches for your smart lights? I have a couple of scenarios where I feel like the virual switch breaks down.
Scenario: I have a virtual switch controlling my two smart bulbs.
Now that I have the bulbs integrated with Amazon Echo, Harmony, etc. I find that sometimes I control the bulbs directly which leaves the switch state incorrect. This stinks because my Goodnight routine turns off my Living Room switch. Well, if Alexa had turned on the lights as a group (not via the switch), the switch state is left in off state and my lights stay on.
- Is there a smartapp to maintain proper switch state (if Bulb A OR Bulb B on, switch = on, else off)? This would be trivial for me to write, but I just want to check first
- Do you guys recommend doing away with the virtual switch completely?