I have an outdoor light post that currently uses a photo sensor to turn on and off, however I would like to replace the eye with a smart sensor. I was considering the new Aeon Labs Nano Switch. I thought that I could replace the pole for the light and put this switch inside the pole but I am not sure if the smart hub would be able to communicate with the switch if it is inside an aluminum tube.
A second option I have been considering would be to replace the fixture only and use a smart bulb instead but, then I would need to remove the wiring for the eye and wire it directly to the light fixture.
Anyone have any thoughts and/or suggestions on how I can utilize a smart thing for proper light operations?