Short version: Two separate questions of (1) Where can I find a list of SmartThings Enabled Hubs, and (2) what is the best way (balancing easiest/cheapest/most long-term versatile) to add one specific automation (dusk to dawn lighting on one 3-way circuit with two lights) starting from scratch. I know these seem to be unrelated questions, but while I expect to expand on my smart-automation options, this dusk-to-dawn issues is my only current smart-things feature needed, and so the questions become related.
I know from research that the Samsung SmartThings hub is discontinued. I’m reading a lot of things about how to work with your “SmartThings Enabled Hub” but I can’t for the life of me find a list of what hubs are considered SmartThings Enabled Hubs. Can someone please direct me to a list of what hubs can be controlled with the SmartThings app?
Side question: I"m seeing Samsung SmartThings hubs available for fairly cheap but I’m guessing it’s because they are no longer supported?
I am trying to determine the least expensive way to add dusk-to-dawn controls to a set of exterior lights (two lights, one circuit, 3-way switch)) via a smart switch that doesn’t require a neutral wire, or smart bulbs, that requires the fewest (and/or least expensive configuration of) separate things to be purchased/configured. FYI I do not yet have a smart hub.
I was originally hoping to find smart lightbulbs that are outdoor rated and that can be set up with a dusk-to-dawn schedule (using region/timezone, not specific times scheduled) using just an app for those bulbs, but that didn’t happen. Ditto for a switch but 3-way/no neutral wire and not willing to buy a bridge just for one light switch meant that didn’t happen.
So I’m looking for either smart lightbulbs that are outdoor rated that can be set up with a dusk-to-dawn schedule using a smartthings hub, or a smart switch that doesn’t require a neutral, preferably without also requiring a manufacturer-specif cbridge for those devices (i.e. Philips bridge for Philips Hue bulbs, Caséta bridge for their switch). I would rather buy just a smart hub to do this dusk-to-dawn control if possible. I know that I can just buy the bridge to do this, but the smart hub has a lot more uses and the bridge is just for those specific devices.
A few things to note:
- I don’t yet have a smart hub of any kind so I’m open to all things. Just trying to minimize how many different things I need to buy/configure (smart bulbs, switches, smart hub, and bridge) while trying to maximize what other things those hubs can do (as in, prefer smart hub over device-specific bridge IF I can do a hub without a bridge).
Both lightbulbs that I'm trying to set up for dusk-to-dawn are on the same circuit with two switches and no neutral wire (blasted electrician apparently chose to use the white as a traveler instead of as a neutral).
I can't use a dusk-to-dawn timer switch (no neutral wire).
I can't just replace the outside lights with basic dusk-to-dawn fixtures, bulbs or bulb-attachments (reasons that aren't worth typing out, just know that I can't).
I don't need to do anything other than dusk-to-dawn for these lights: I don't need voice control, remote control, or anything else.