Hi JDRoberts, I am thinking of investing in the Logitech Harmony Elite to automate my home theatre room. What is the best way to integrate my existing LED lights using a Zigbee or Z-Wave relay switch as opposed to buying a Philips Hue Bridge and replacing my lights ?
From what I understand I could do that using an ST Hub that would control the relay switch. How easy is it to integrate it into Harmony Elite so that I can control everything from the Harmony Elite remote control unit ?
Is there an easier method to achieve this ?
We need to know which country you are in to be more accurate in suggestions.
Logitech used to have a product called the Harmony Hub Extender which allowed directly connecting Zigbee or Z-Wave devices to a Harmony setup but not only is this now discontinued it was only ever available in the US.
It is possible to link a Harmony Hub and Smartthings and I believe this is sufficiently in depth that Harmony can then control Zigbee etc. devices connected to Smartthings.
There are various Zigbee wired wall switches and in-line switches/dimmers but the choices depend on which country you are in as you need to consider things like 110v vs 220v.
For the UK Aurora Lighting’s AOne range which are all Zigbee is probably the current best option although it has some limitations from my own perspective.
Note: Some inline modules do not support also using a wired switch and this applies to AOne. You could link a wireless switch so that could be placed on a wall.