I am new to this HA stuff, but VERY keen to learn as this is some cool s#!t!
I currently have the ST Hub, and 4 GE Link bulbs. During the initial set up I have learned a few things and have a few questions:
- The GE Link bulbs do not dim very low when using the ST app. They seem to stop around the 40% mark, which is way too bright for some instances. Is this normal? The bulbs seem to work fine when I use a regular wall dimmer switch, although I am sure this is not recommended…
- I am realizing that the GE Link bulbs are OK (if they could dim properly) but requiring an app to dim them seems a bit cumbersome, so I am now looking at Z-Wave dimmer switches. I have read that the GE switches require a minimum of 40W to work properly, so I am looking at the Linear WD500Z. Anyone have any experience with these? Would you recommend any others?
- Will an in-wall dimmer switch like the Linear dim the lights, or simply turn them on and off (leaving the dimming functionality to the app)?
- What are applications where you recommend using a GE Link type bulb over Z-Wave switches?