I’ve read many of the posts about the limited lightwaverf integration that exists. I had this perhaps wacky Idea but wanted to get peoples thoughts on this…
I have around 50 hue light bulbs in my house and also some inline relay switches behind some of none hue lights e.g. for outside lights etc. This is all turning in to a rather expensive hobby!
I have some less used areas of the house that I’d stil like to automate the lighting of, mainly motion sensing, but also be able to turn on/off based on routines etc.
LightwaveRF in the UK is so much cheaper, I realize there are imitations though including it being stateless.
So take a small ensure bathroom.
Two light switches outside the bathroom
I want lights to turn on when I walk in (at night only)
I want my away routines to turn off the lights
Ideally I’d want to know if the lights are on or off at any given time
So, I install a lightwaveRF switch to control the two lights (very cheap)
Buy a smart things compatible multi sensor and mount this on the ceiling right next to one of the light bulbs
If the light level picked up by the multi sensor are > X then the light must be on and so turn a virtual switch (bathroom lights on)
If the light level drops below < X then the lights must be off and so turn the virtual switch off
If the virtual switch is toggled through smart things to on, then turn the lightwaveRF switch on and vice versa
Use the multi sensor to detect motion as well and turn the lights, on/off accordingly.
Would this work? I’d know if lights are on and off via the light levels - maintaining pseudo state leverage lightwaverf for the low cost control over the switches.
What are peoples thoughts on the practicalities of this? Could it work?