These Legrand products are ‘interesting’ but I believe for me at least ultimately disappointing.
They do indeed appear to be Zigbee and as such should fairly easily connect to Smartthings. The reference to Netatmo - another French company which has been bought by Legrand suggests that these Legrand products would be possible to use with Apple’s HomeKit. This will probably require a hub of some sort and will be achieved in a similar manner to Philips Hue.
Netatmo started off as an Apple focused company and most of their products under their own name are HomeKit compatible. They are also about to ship a HomeKit compatible smart video door bell.
Unfortunately as I mentioned Legrand is a disappointment for me. This is down to two reasons. Firstly so far they have not released their products for the UK market only some European markets including Spain and France. This is partially I believe down to starting off with an offering that has an EU power socket. However this is somewhat contradicted by their also launching in Australia! The second issue is that their light switch is a single gang design and they don’t seem to have options for 2, 3 and 4 gang. (I exclude the possibility of placing two single gang units next to each other, this approach takes far too much space.)
It would be interesting to know answers to the following.
- Do they do dimmers as well as switches?
- Do they work with 2-wire circuits or do they need 3-wire circuits?