I also saw this, and suspected it wouldn’t affect LIGHTIFY product owners who are using their bulbs through smartthings.
I’ve been a LIGHTIFY bulb user for the past few years, and as of sometime in 2017 smartthings enabled device firmware updates, making it no longer necessary to use their gateway at all.
I’ve got a house full of the RT 5/6 bulbs, and they generally work fine. My only gripe is I haven’t found a clean, no lag, smart switch (hardwired)/smart bulb integration. I experimented with a few different smart switches, and after seeing how zwave plus switches could provide local control of zwave bulbs, I decided to just hold off on switches with the hope that something similar may be on the horizon.
Should I take from “the second part” that there should be no expectation of device firmware upgrades to Zigbee 3.0 directly from Sylvania? Is it even possible, in theory, to firmware update a ZHA device to a zigbee 3.0 device? If so, also in theory, would Zigbee 3.0 enable local control of zigbee 3.0 bulbs with zigbee 3.0 switches?
I’m a longtime reader here, and have never found any reason to post b/c EVERY SINGLE issue I’ve ever encountered has been resolved/discussed through prior posts, many thanks to your efforts, JDRoberts. Just want to say THANKS!