Running Existing Office Lighting with Smart Things?


I want to see if i can use smart things to run my existing office lighting and be able to control it with an app.

What kind of controllers do I need to make this happen or do I just need to buy all new smart lighting to accomplish this?

Thanks for the help!

In most cases you can do it by replacing the existing dumb switch with a smart switch, but it depends on the exact type of lighting that you have in the office.

Some commercial lighting uses transformers and special switches which would require putting in a smart commercial lighting system, not something that could work with the Samsung SmartThings platform.

(Also, we should note that this forum is for people who are using the Samsung SmartThings ™ Home automation platform, so all questions and answers are assumed to be in that context. It’s not a general home automation forum. It is a very active forum, so it often comes up near the top in general google home automation searches, but it’s important to note that we are talking about the specific Samsung platform in these threads.)

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Perfect. Thanks for the help. At least I have a good idea of what I can do.