Yeah, this is a great question and one that I wish I had better news about. So, there is no local device handler that I know of that allows Z-Wave Scene Control (which is what I’m guessing you are using – ie: used Smart Lighting and Button Control). If there is, I’d love to know about it too
As for the WWST Certification, unfortunately, even when they do get certified, ST is not certifying it with our device handler. Instead it will be certified to work with the Generic Z-Wave handler. This was disappointing to us, however, I do see their rationale. Basically, with the new app, ST wants to make it easy to pair things for beginners and once you’re WWST Certified, your logo shows up and it’s easy to start the pairing process. A group of manufacturers all share the same generic handler, but our, “fingerprints” (ie: the manufacturer number, model number, etc) are what determines what brand shows up during the inclusion process.
In other words, it will say, “Inovelli Z-Wave Switch” or something when the switch is paired and use the Generic handler.
The pros to this method is that people who are newer and may not have the experience of installing a handler (or just don’t need the advanced features) have an easy time and aren’t overwhelmed by all the options available.
The cons to this method is that in order to get all the advanced features, you still have to install the device handler and unfortunately custom handlers all process in the cloud (although hopefully this changes soon – I’m honestly not sure).
So, the net of it is, at this time, if you are using a Z-Wave switch with a non-Z-Wave bulb, there’s really no way to control smart bulbs outside the cloud on SmartThings.
If you do have a Z-Wave bulb, you can actually use a tool that @erocm1231 created called a, “Z-Wave Association Tool” which you can find on our GitHub. Once associated together, the switch and bulb do not need a Hub to talk to one another, but rather talk directly via Z-Wave.
Hopefully this clears some things up!