I hope this is the right section…if not, I apologize.
I can’t seem to find any relevant, recent information regarding RGB solutions that would apply to my specific need. I’m hoping someone here might be able to point me in the right direction.
I have a bunch of lights on the outside of my house that point up at the sides of the house for accent purposes. They’re sealed spot light type fixtures. All of them currently have BR20 style bulbs in them. I’ve got these lights hooked up to an Inovelli dimmer switch, and can turn them on and off via SmartThings, but that’s about all I’ve accomplished.
My better half is always trying to get me to decorate outdoors for holidays (mainly Christmas lights), but I get really tired of climbing on the roof to install clips and hang lights every year, just to have to take them down a month later.
I figured, I might be able to find some Zwave RGB bulbs that would fit these spot lights, and control them via ST to different color combinations, dependent on the holiday (Red & Green for Xmas, Red White & Blue for Independence Day, Orange & Purple for Halloween, etc). This, of course, would save me a lot of climbing, and overall effort, and perhaps keep the WAF high, as she would get holiday lighting for any holiday, with a simple change of program.
I understand that I would probably need to make sure that the switch powering the lights didn’t get turned on and off with the smart bulbs installed, and that’s easily remedied with the Inovelli device handler, as I can disable local control.
Problem is, I can’t figure out what, if any, bulbs would fit this purpose. I don’t necessarily want to spend a ton of money on Hue stuff…nor do I want a separate hub or remote to control them. Stock ST integration would be ideal. Something that isn’t going to die due to being outside (sealed enclosures, but heat/cold would still probably play a factor) would be necessary.
I have to assume lots of other people have done this before, but I can never find what I’m looking for when I do a search. Can anyone here point me in the right direction? I would appreciate any solid advice. Thanks in advance.