Wink to ST V2 Migration

Yep, just don’t want you to be disappointed if it happens with ST. Mine are working for now but I fully expect them to drop out at some point.

There’s a technique for getting them back which seems to work for both hubs in that you don’t delete or reset the bulb, you just get the hub to ‘add a new device’ and then you turn on the bulb and it sees to ‘wake’ it up again.

Funnily enough when switching to the ST hub it’s in my home office which is much further away from where the Wink hub was and probably 20-30ft from the nearest powered Z-Wave device and yet they all paired perfectly without having to move the hub closer.

Yep. Worked for me and it stopped that really annoying bright LED to come on in the bedroom.

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That’s awesome! Where on earth did you find that document!

I need the wink for my Caseta lighting only.

Someone posted about it on the Wink workshop forum. Apparently it comes in the GE Zigbee switch instructions, but not with the Z-wave.

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I just moved over to ST V2 , from wink. Wow what a difference for connectivity and speed. I really appreciate the community and all the information available. Just have to get use to the different terms, The only thing I miss is the group trigger. I had a routine that when I turned on my back yard flood light to take the dog out. The deck lights turned on also. If I turned the flood light off, the deck lights turned of as well. If you could point me in the right direction, I would be most appreciative.

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I am a newbie too but trying my best to contribute, so feel free to improvise as you see fit.

I believe there are 3 ways to do that. If my post is overwhelming, just go with method 1.

Method 1: SmartApps - SmartApps is how most of the automation is done. In Wink language, Robots (+ Complete Customization) = SmartApps.
Go to Automation Tab - >SmartApps-> Smart Lighting (If you do not yet have this in the list, check in Add a SmartApp at the bottom - >New Lighting Automation - > Select Deck Lights - > In Select Trigger Choose SWITCH -> In Which Switch Choose Flood Light - > Done

Method 2: Routines - Create one routine for on and another for off.
Routine 1: Dog Out
Go to Automation Tab - > Routines - > Add a Routine - > Give a name (say Dog out) -> Select lights to group for turning on (here deck and flood lights) - > Done
Routine 2: Dog in
Go to Automation Tab - > Routines - > Add a Routine - > Give a name (say Dog in) -> Select lights to group for turning off(here deck and flood lights) - > Done

Method 3: Virtual Switch - This is similar to grouping from my experience but I would not look at this method until you are familiar with SmartThings platform.
See the second post here for more information - > FAQ: Creating a virtual Device

How I know the above? - Because I moved from Wink to SmartThings about 6 months back.

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Thank You , for such a quick response The smart App, was the way to go.