Hello! I’ve been looking for a type of switch, but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Even though I assumed it would be a basic component of smart lighting. But maybe I am missing something?
I’m looking for a light switch that can be wired into my lighting circuit, basically as a straight swap for my existing traditional light switches. I’m in the UK, on 230V, with neutral lines going to every switch (it’s a new house).
The switch should be either Z-Wave or ZigBee, preferably ZigBee as that’s what most of my devices use. I want to use the wireless to trigger other actions (e.g. Hue lights, play music, etc).
I bought this Neo Coolcam Z-wave switch from TomTop thinking it would do exactly that:
But it turns out that it is for use with dumb light bulbs as it turns the current on and off to the bulb!
I’m looking for something which uses the wireless to send commands to other devices, not to receive commands to the switch (like the NEO seems to be for). But to be mains-powered so that:
- I don’t have to change batteries on dozens of switches
- It will strengthen the mesh network
I like the Hue Dimmer Switch but it doesn’t integrate directly with ST so it is very limiting.