How Should I Tackle This?

lights
lightstrips

#1

So, I am working on a renovation of my condo and working on making it smart in the process. I want to have a number of places have indirect, LED strip lighting. I plan to control these from a Fibaro RGBW Controller (unless someone else has an easier/better idea?).

My issue is, I also want the ability to manually turn on/off and dim these lights (if I could color change from a switch, that would be an added benefit, but not needed). So basically, what is the best way to hook these lights up to a light switch and get this whole thing working as intended?


(Benji) #2

Then you definitely need the Fibaro RGBW controller as it has inputs that I believe allow you to turn on/off and dim.


#3

Yea, I know about those. My only concern is, how do I convert a light switch’s sensors to a low voltage sensor that the Fibaro can understand even if I were to go down that route?

My only other thought, would be to not have them connected at all? This would be a bit weird, but would it make sense to have the strips just get power from an outlet (instead of a light switch) and than the light switch controls nothing - but is smart. So when that start to do stuff, to call commands to the led strip to do it’s thing?


(Benji) #4

Going over my head now with regards to electrics I’m afraid! Sorry! Good luck!