For my second topic posted in the community, I thought I’d pull together some thoughts around possible solutions for smart IoT (especially for light bulbs) in the event of power failure.
As a background for anybody stumbling on this topic, I’ve been researching for some time around deploying smart home tech. But one concern I have had was that if there were a power cut, having the light bulbs switch on with power restore in the bedrooms would be an annoyance. In my searches, I’ve found a number of off-the-shelf solutions, but all seem to be fairly expensive or seemingly needlessly complicated. And I’ve found it difficult to find a definitive list of off-the-shelf products, and a lot of the time product listings don’t indicate support.
So, I’d like to compile a list of options for people to buy which would enable either ‘return to last state’ or ‘default to off’ capabilities on power restore.
And, I’d also like to start a discussion around possible solutions which don’t include products with native support for ‘return to last state’ or ‘default to off’.
In terms of the list of options, I’d like to break it down by smart hub (smartthings/hue/IKEA hub etc) so those looking for devices can jump straight to the ecosystem(s) you are using. Also, items I add to the list will be proven to work by smartthings community members (I’d like to include the names of those who use the solutions)
List of off-the-shelf products with ‘return to last state’ or 'default to off’
Smartthings hub v3
- bulb name, model and manufacturer (W/RGB/RGBW/ etc) [additional requirements needed to achieve the function if any] - return to last state and/or default to off - used by XXX and xxx