So latest update on my deployment. Finances are getting a bit in the way of completing this in a super timely fashion, but here is where I am…
As you know from this thread… (6 posts up from this one at the time of this writing) I am fairly far along, the Zen27 for the bedroom hallway is obtained and installed. This was primarily a cosmetic issue. My wife had me after I removed the “Crackled Crystal” style single bulb fixture from the master bath in favor of the Hampton Bay Caffe Patina dual bulb fixture controlled by a Zen27, well she had me paint the white plastic base a textured “antique gold” color, and swap out the original fixture with frosted white globe for the gold base / crackled crystal globe.
At that point the Sylvania Smart + bulb was not cosmetically appropriate. So I snagged some of the stubby medium base Edison style LED dimmable bulbs (FEIT electronics) and another Zen27 as they dim, and handle single bulb implementations…
I feel bad because I should have taken a photo to post, it REALLY is nice…
Our humidity has been a bit out of control so far this year, and the budget hasn’t allowed for AC replacement fully quite yet, so I am during the day, since my wife is home, using my workshop AC in the living room / kitchen area where she is working during the day and running the main AC up to 78 deg F to reduce energy use. The workshop AC is a 13K BTU 110V portable unit that vents through a window adapter.
We use ADT for monitoring both in away and stay modes especially with what is going on at the neighbors house. A friend of theirs was arrested for smoking dope in their car in fromt of the house. Mind you I don’t care if you smoke dope, not my thing, but with all the cars coming and going to that house, I suspect they are selling, which can cause LOTS of problems…
Anyway, I have been trying to rig a secondary sensor magnet for the window sensor that the AC vents through. I have it working for the window unit we are using in the bedroom. But for some reason the kitchen sensor just isn’t playing nice with the Iris sensor magnet…
I would LOVE to lay my hands on a few ADT / ST sensor magnets if I could get them at a fair price. But I suspect I’d be better off just buying a few extra sensors.
I have picked up a few ceiling fans from Habitat For Humanity ReStore, that are in top shape, but aren’t cosmetically 100% that I have been refreshing. I am ready to swap one of them in with the master bedroom fan, which will allow me to install and configure the Hampton Bay ZigBee ceiling fan / light controller for that room.
My next steps are.
#1. Watch for sales on the Hampton Bay controllers. I need 2 more.
#2. Watch for sales on the GE / Jasco Ceiling fan controller only for the living room fan.
#2a. Drop living room celiing fan, strip the clear coat and scuff the bright brass finish. Refinish with Oil Rubbed Bronze, hand detail the ornamentation with gold leafing paint, and protect with clear coat. Reinstall.
#2b. Obtain and install Crackled Crystal globes for the bulbs on this fan. Hard to find but not impossible. Search HFH ReStores first, antique shops second…
#3. Keep monitoring, and snap up when available Zooz in wall ceiling fan speed / light Zwave Plus controller for hugger fan in master dressing room. At this time need to grab 50’ of 14/3 Romex with ground. Re wire circuit for fan, rewire 3 way circuit in main bathroom, install last Zen22 in that bathroom.
#4. Install newly refurbished ceiling fan in front room that currently has Hampton Bay Controller.
#4a. Strip and refurbish newly pulled front room fan. Swap to back bedroom, Install Hampton Bay controller in this fan. Donate fan assembly from back bedroom which is a good condition, but extremely simple cosmetically white fan with 4 bulb light kit, and 3 speeds. (Hampton Bay, 42").
#4b. Again, as finances and sales line up, obtain and install Hunter Space Discovery fan in middle bedroom / A.K.A. Home office / Studio. This room is a bit odd as the ceiling has a “star field” painted on it with several constellations done with glow in the dark paint. I bought the house that way and the space theme has grown on me… Install Hampton Bay controller here.
At this point, I have updated all of my ceiling fans, and every bit of lighting visible through the windows or outside of the house is automated. The following fixtures would still have smart bulbs instead of switches and more decorative bulbs…
Garage door / driveway. 1 single bulb. Replace smart bulb with smart switch. Zen26.
Front door. 2 bulb fixture. Replace fixture with the last Caffe Patina 2 bulb ceiling fixture , and swap in a Zen 26.
Laundry Room. Another Caffe Patina 2 bulb fixture. Need a Zen27 for this one.
Front bedroom closet. Want a Zen27 for this one. I know it’s a closet, but being able to control brightness depending on time of day could be a good feature.
I also want to implement additional lighting at the front of the house under the soffits to light up areas not covered by the front porch light / and the camera, but not the light of the Ring Spotlight cam cover. This is literally one spot. So run the wire, box etc… switched off of a Zen26,
Lastly, and I need to dig into this with some more seriousness than I have, but configure the Iris OC821 cameras to work with ST, or ditch them and come up with a good replacement.