Quick backstory: We are moving into a new home shortly and would like to automate as many functions as possible. First step will be the thermostat, which will likely be the Honeywell RTH9585WF. Stage 2 will be the lighting. I thought it all figured out and planned on the following set up in each room:
Echo dot for voice control
GE Z Wave Plus dimmer for over head light
GE Z Wave Plus switch for ceiling fan
Hue bulbs (purchased as starter kit with hub) in various lamps scattered about
I thought they would all work together and all would be right with the world. However, I am now reading that the Hue hub will not control the Z-Wave dimmers/switches. So, I thought, OK I’ll get the SmartThings hub, but then found that I can’t control the Hue bulbs with that (unless I use the Hue hub too). So, is there one hub that will control both the Z-wave dimmers/switches and the Hue bulbs? If not, what is the best option? Different bulbs to go with the ST hub?
Also, I am wondering something. There are a couple places in the home (kitchen and living room) where the switches that I’d like to replace with the dimmers are 3 way switches. How does that work? Can I just replace one of the switches with the GE dimmer?