Smart switches suggestions needed

(Welcome! :sunglasses: I’ve moved this to projects so you can get individualized responses based on your own needs and preferences.)

If you hadn’t had a chance yet, you might take a look at the device class features thread, as that discusses some of the different options available for Z wave switches. The light switch discussion starts around post 40 in that thread:

Personally, I really like the engineering that goes into Lutron switches and have them in my own house. But they do look quite a bit different from traditional switches, and not everyone likes them.

In and of themselves, the Lutron switches are fast and reliable. But of course anything used with SmartThings automations is limited to the reliability of the SmartThings platform itself.

There are many different zwave brands, including Leviton, which offer more traditional rocker looks if you prefer that.