I am still fairly new to SmartThings and Connected Home. I got the V2 hub in Dec and I have been slowly adding new devices as time and budget have permitted. I started out with Leviton Z-Wave Plus switches (DZ6HD-1BZ (Dimmer), DZ15S-1BZ (non-Dimmed) and Plug-In Outlets (DZPA1-2BW) because I have used Leviton in the past and I have been very happy with them. After installing 5 switches and 4 plug in outlets, I am still very happy with them. They have worked without issue and they also provide the benefit of acting as Z-wave repeaters for devices a bit further from the hub. I also chose switches over the smart bulbs, because many of my fixtures have multiple bulbs and the switches were a less expensive means of controlling the lights, not to mention I didn’t want to have another hub, like the Phillips Hue Bridge to integrate. Everything was going fine until I went to replace a switch in my 16 year old house and found that there was no neutral wire in the box. I assumed I would have to find an alternate solution for this switch and moved to the next switch which also did not have a neutral wire. After doing some more research, I have seen that the Lutron Caseta product does not require a neutral wire for its switches and it also offers the option of a Ceiling Fan controller that can also be integrated into SmartThings. However, this does require an additional hub. So my question is what should I do as I move forward?
Is it possible to integrate both the Lutron Caseta switches and the Leviton switches into the same SmartThings hub?
Will they work together (eq. could you have an automation that turned on both a Leviton switch and a Lutron switch?)?
Should I continue to deploy Leviton switches in boxes where I have a neutral wire and Lutron’s where I don’t or need a ceiling fan controller (I understand the ceiling fan controller requires a neutral wire)?
Are there any other things I need to be aware of with the Lutron switches?
If I were to replace all of the Leviton switches with Lutron and continued to replace all of my other switches, I will eventually run up against the limit of 50 devices on the Lutron. Given my current speed of replacement, this will be several years down the road, should I worry about this?
Any thoughts or advice on these items would be appreciated. Given the size of the investment in switches, I would like to make the best choice moving forward.