I hope everyone is safe and well during this crazy time we’re in right now.
I have a question that I’d love some thoughts on. I have a fairly decent “collection” of Hue lights (bulbs, strips, Go, candle, etc). But the bulbs themselves just don’t do a great job of putting out enough light. I battle some depression anyway and have some serious health issues that mean I stay in much of the time (even before stay and home orders). I simply need more light. I’ve done everything I can from adding more lamps to doubling the Hue strips in the areas that I can to try to get more light. I recently learned that Lifx bulbs have a much higher lumen count when compared with Hue - especially in warmer white colors (which we use often for the “hygge” benefits. I’ve also learned that in these warmer white tones, the Hue has even lower lumen output. I have SmartThings (Gen 2 bridge) and I also use the Google Assistant w/Google Home/Nest Hubs, etc. I’m also dabbling in HomeKit, too. I’m wondering if, with these interfaces, is it really a negative to mix some Lifx bulbs with the Hue system? I mean, between SmartThings & Google Assistant, won’t they basically control both types of lights fairly seamlessly? Or do I not understand how they work? Alternatively, does anyone know of a Hue/Zigbee/Thread/ST compatible bulb that has higher lumens like the Lifx? I’ve searched on the web and found very little on that, which surprised me. Perhaps I wasn’t able to hone the search string well enough.
Has anyone used both systems and which do you prefer (and why)? Any info would be really helpful. Thanks so much in advance!