I’m new to home automation and I’m actually just in the research stage right now. I’m looking for a way to control a smart bulb (think lamp without a wall switch) directly with a wireless switch/button/remote that I can stick to the wall. The Insteon Mini Remote is a perfect example of what I am looking for except I don’t want to invest in Insteon’s proprietary technology, which brings me here. From my research I’ve narrowed it down to either the Cooper RF9500 or the SmartentIT ZBWS3B. The Cooper RF9500 looks like another example of exactly what I want, but I still can’t tell if I can use it to control a bulb directly or not.
I would assume you can if you can get SmartThings to recognize it, but everything I’ve read in the forms seems to also be mentioning an in-wall switch at the same time and it’s left me a little confused. If anyone has done this or knows if you are able to I would appreciate it. I would like to know if what I want to do is possible before I start investing in everything. I currently rent so I’m looking for a relatively small/simple system for now that doesn’t require wall installation and I can pick-up and take with me whenever I decide to move.