Hi guys, I am renovating my house and now have multiple groups of Ikea (smart) Tradfri light bulbs integrated in the ceiling. Because everything in the house is stripped I can decide where and how I want to do the switches and wiring.
With the smart light bulbs I have full control over every single bulb through my hub (Homey). However I also want to have control (mostly for visitors) through ‘normal’ (momentary) switches. I bought some Fibaro 2 dimmers for this. However If I directly connect the dimmer 2 on the light bulbs I have 2 dimmers in a row (the fibaro dimmer and the dimmer inside every light bulb), which I’ve been told will not work well.
So the plan was to wire the lights ‘always on’ and then make use of double momentary switches with a Fibaro Dimmer 2 and assign both switches through the hub with different groups of light bulbs and several dim levels associated to 1x click/2x click/3x click (or just use the dimmer function of the momentary pulse switches that communicate through the hub with the associated light bulbs).
Would this be possible? Note: the switches won’t be connected to any light bulbs physically. I would then use the Fibaro bypass instead of the light bulb that would normally be connected.
I’ve already checked out multiple threads, including the following one, but cannot find a specific answer to my question. FAQ: Philips Hue and Other Smart Bulbs - What sort of light switches to use with them? (Long FAQ)
Hope you guys can help!