I am trying to determine what would be the best product to use to retro fit Smart lighting into my house with existing wall switches.
I have looked at Smart Bulbs, but the problem that I have is that most of the lights that I want to make remotely switchable use multiple bulbs of varying sorts which makes it expensive or impossible to simply fit smart light bulbs in place of the existing bulbs. In addition, family and guests in the house tend to switch the light switches off resulting in them losing connection and control. I would like to be able to retain wall switches to make it easier for people who do not want to use voice or phone to switch lights on and off.
I have looked at the various options for replacing the wall light switches, but most require a neutral wire at the switch which is not available in my house. I also have a lot of different switch options 1 gang, 2 gang and 3 gang as well as 3-way and 4-way switches, plus a couple of dimmers, and no one manufacturer seems to have the full range at a reasonable price. I would like to avoid having a large variety of different technologies and different looking switches around the house, and so, the best option I can think of is to have smart switches wired in at the lights themselves but that would also support switching from an existing wall switch.
I found this device which appears to fit the bill: http://www.trustsmarthome.co.uk/trust-smart-home-built-in-switch-acm-2300h-71147-6286-p.asp
Except it does not appear to be compatible with SmartThings. If only they had a ZigBee version of it - especially since they do make ZigBee compatible products!
Does anybody know of a light switch product that is compatible with SmartThings and will also work with existing wall light switches?