I was reading through the Show your Rule Machine automations discussion and it got me wondering what HW everyone is using and why you choose one option over another. (Smart Switches vs Bulbs vs Outlets). I’m wondering because I am using GE Toggle switches in a few places and I’m not sure I want to continue down this path because of their size and difficulty to fit in my 2 gang box. I have a mud ring around my boxes causing it to be very difficult to fix 2 side by side, even after removing the tabs.
I have some floor and table lamps that I’m trying to determine if a smart outlet would be better or using smart bulbs. Some of my lamps are plugged into and outlet that is controlled by a wall switch (only 1 of the 2 outlets is always hot) The other lamps are manually controlled at the the lamp itself.
My question is what’s your setup and why did you choose what you did?
My setup so far:
MB and Guest Baths
GE Toggle Switch - Vanity Light (On/Off via ST motion)
GE Toggle Switch - Fan (On after 5 mins of door being closed and 5 mins after open)
GE Toggle Switch - Pendent Lights (On/Off via ST motion)
GE Toggle Switch - Front (On at dusk Off at dawn)
GE Toggle Switch - Back (On at dusk Off at dawn)
Cree Connected Bulbs (On/Off via ST Motion)