Local operation of GE lamp module with Aeon minimote?

I have both devices (https://www.amazon.com/GE-Wireless-Lighting-Appliance-12719/dp/B00PYMM7E6?th=1 and https://www.amazon.com/Aeon-Labs-DSA03202-v1-Minimote/dp/B00KU7ERAW) noted on my local device list (https://graph.api.smartthings.com/localDevice/list).

I don’t have any custom apps for these devices. I just went through the initial setup when adding the device to have the minimote buttons turn on certain lighting modules.

I used to have custom device types for the lighting modules, because the on/off dimming was too slow, but have since gone back to a stock device type to get the modules on the local devices list.

I’m not terribly familiar with what can and can’t be processed locally. It seems to me it should be a simple thing to pass a single command (on/off, regardless of previous dimming setting) from the minimote to the lighting module. Is this something that can’t be done locally?

If my internet is out for any reason, I have to turn on the lights at the modules. The minimote nor the Android SmartThings app (connected to the local network) work.

Thanks for your help.

The Official smartlighting feature runs locally ( it’s actually the only automation that runs locally) and as long as both those devices are on your local device list and you don’t include any other devices in the automation which are not on your local device list , then you should be able to set up a smartlighting automation so that pressing the button on the minimote turns on the light even if your Internet is out. (Your smartthings hub does still have to be on power for this to work.)

Select the light as the light that you want to control and then for the method choose button press.

As you noticed, if the Internet is out or if the SmartThings cloud is unavailable, then the mobile app cannot talk to the hub even if they’re on the same local network. (It’s technically possible, but it’s not the way that SmartThings was built.)

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