Hello, I’m new here and don’t yet have a ST hub (though I’m almost definitely going to get one). Forgive me if this has been asked before–I couldn’t find anything in the forums.
I’ve read about not physically dimming hue bulbs and [FAQ: Philips Hue and Other Smart Bulbs - What sort of light switches to use with them? (Long FAQ)](http://various switching options), but I’m not sure what kind of control of the lutron switches I can have.
I just had an electrician install (without really consulting me) a couple Lutron Caseta switches. I really like them, but I want to put Hue bulbs inside the fixtures that they control.
Obviously I don’t want to let the Lutrons dim the Hues via the hard line, BUT I would like to be able to switch my lights on and off if my wifi or internet is down. I’d prefer to not hard-wire the lights for this reason.
I would like this:
- make the on/off (top/bottom) buttons on the caseta to PHYSICALLY switch my hue on and off (or even better, only do so if the bridge/wifi isn’t responding – but that might be too much to ask)
- have the dimming functionality of the caseta switches do NOTHING physically, but connect to the the hue hub (via smarthings) to dim them (or maybe change color temp, etc).
Is this possible? I can I make the caseta not physically do anything when i use its dimmer buttons? Also the “on”/“off” part currently dims the light up slowly, so I’d need to make sure that doesn’t happen either.