I’ve just purchased a new home, and need to replace all of the wall switches to work with my Hue bulbs. As we know, these bulbs want power all the time and to be controlled via the hue hub. It seems to me that I could get switches that talk to the SmartThings hub and then have that talk to Hue.
What I need, though, are switches that can look and feel and work just like a standard switch, but never actually controls the power/load to the light. It always gives the light power.
This is a deal-breaker, as my fiancee and the kids want the wall switch to work just like a standard wall switch, and I’m committed to making that happen. No putting on kid locks and using a different switch. No taking out switches and putting on a plate and a new stick-on controller. I need to find an in-wall solution.
Further, what would be awesome would be in-wall solutions for scene control. Something with 4 or 5 buttons that can do different commands to SmartThings that could then trigger a scene on the Hue hub.
Such a solution MUST exist, but I’m just not seeing it…