I am working on building out smart lighting in my home and Philips Hue bridges are the focal point for most of it. However, I have a couple of circuits where I feel that a smart switch or smart dimmer, with dumb lights, is probably the better way to go. Specifically I am thinking that the closets (including network closet) should use smart dimmers/switches rather than smart Hue-compatible color lights, since on-off is all that is needed, and I am worried that if the Hue Bridge goes down (disconnected from network, power outage to the Hue Bridge, etc.), I should still be able to control these utility lights. For example, it seems very silly to make the network closet light “smart” with Philips Hue (or SmartThings), but then to lose the ability to turn the network closet light on or off because one is doing work on the network closet components.
So I have been experimenting with Leviton DG15S (Zigbee 3.0 switch) and DG6HD (Zigbee 3.0 dimmer). Do these integrate with a Philips Hue Bridge v2? Do they integrate with Samsung SmartThings Hub v3? Are there best practices on how to integrate smart lighting when the lighting devices are partially controlled through Hue Bridges, while others are controlled through SmartThings?
(Note: the Hue Bridges can be paired to SmartThings, so you can control Hue Bridge-connected lights through SmartThings. I do not think it goes the other way around at all, though.)