I bought my SmartThings Hub in July 2017. It replaced an X10 System I co-designed in 1984 which ran 33 years non-stop with about 20 devices. One of the first ST modules I bought two years ago was the only ST dimmer I could find: Leviton DZPD3. I used that module for 2 years to control my Lining Room Lamp. Like my X10 I wanted to light the lamp early evening, dim it to nightlight brightness at 11:30 PM, turn it off in the morning.
The module had some surprises (AKA weird Quirks). The module dimmed to 10% is not nearly as dim as a nightlight. ST can turn it on off normally until your first DIM. After that ON goes to the last DIM the module was at. After some thought I had a workaround, for an ON Routine I DIM to 100%. A daily sequence is DIM 100%, DIM 10%, OFF. I lived with that.
Recently I was given an ALEXA - actually an ECHO with wakeup word of ALEXA. I was stunned when I found ALEXA (which works with my other 21 ST modules) says, “Living Room doesn’t support that.”
I decided it has been 2 years, and now many dimmer modules exist. I bought a Honeywell 39336 which lists SmartThings right on the box. I figured all three quirks could be resolved by now. Imagine my shock to find both brands have all 3 quirks including, “Doesn’t Support That”.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there another brand dimmer module that will work with ALEXA via ST?