Thanks for the reminder on the hue bulbs. I have actually been following that thread for a while. My family is pretty well trained to not use the light switch the only time they do is when the internet is down or smartThings is being stupidThings for that day. I have one scenario where our cleaning service continually turns off the bulbs by the switch so I am trying to make it so the one time a week when they are here they can hit the switch to turn the lights off I can turn the switch back on after hey leave.
What I am concerned about is the very thing you pointed out which is they come in and hit the on switch but the switch is on and the bulbs are off. The first Thing they do is flip the switch off and then back on and then when they are done they switch the switch back off. This kills the power to the bulbs two times. Which doubles the chances of the bulbs being damaged.
To reduce this risk I was hoping to use the zwave switch on to send an on to the bulbs as well as a backup invade the internet is down.
I hope this makes sense. If it’s not possible, I can just mount tablets over the switches so they can be removed if needed, but in the cases where I have three switches on once circuit that could be expensive.