Z-wave switch vs light bulb

I have used z-wave switches around the house. However, not being an electrician (far from it) I did have had some difficulties with properly wiring three way switches. Also, in some boxes it seems that I don’t have enough space to place the Z-Wave switch (because box is full of wires from other light switches). Hence, my question, would a smart light bulb be an easier and better solution? If I have a smart light bulb with the dumb light switch, does the light switch always has to be in the “ON” position for the smart bulb to work?

Thank you.

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