Hi All, pretty new to smartthings, I have been playing a bit with it, mainly with basic automation…
I’m presently planning my basement lighting and I would like to install RGBW recessed LED in my kids bedroom. I can only find Wifi models. THe problem is that on power-up, after a electricity breakdown, the light will turn on. I tought I would set up an Inovelli switch to allow them to open and close the light and to play with colors. However, this doesn’t solve the power up ON state problem. I tought I could run the On and Off command through a virtual switch. This would allow to memorize the last state of the light. I tried it, but it seems like the automation possible with the smartthings app will only send command “on data change”. Basically, if the virtual switch is already OFF when the light get electricity, back, it will stay on, even if there is an automation that call the light OFF when the virtual switch turn OFF.
So, is there a way to make the light follow the virtual switch? This would allow that when: the light would get electricity back, the wifi back and hub back online (after an electricity breakdown), the light would turn off because it would follow the virtual switch status. Does it make sense?
Note: My other solution is to wire the RGBW recessed light through a dumb switch. In the case of and unwanted ON state, we could just close it… I though I could locate this back up switch not at the entrance of the room to prevent unwanted power cut to the light.
***Hope it is clear, english is not my first language…