Zwave switch control hue lights? (Not wired to Hue)

Hello all long time lurker first time poster. I have looked for an answer on this but can’t seem to find anything that says yea or nay.

I want to have a Zwave plus hard wired switch control both the hard wired light (1 bulb) and two hue lights. Is this possible? I can’t find any settings for the switch after I have it working in ST, I was hoping to have the Zwave switch control other lights in ST.

I have figured this out I thought I would say how if someone else needs to find how in the future

Go to Automation
Then SmartApps tab
Then Add a SmartApp
Lights & Switches --> Smart Lights
Select the lights you want automated with the wired switch
What do you want to do? —> Turn on
Select trigger --> Switch
Which switch? --> Select the name of your switch
Turn on lights when --> Turned On
Make sure slider is moved to “Turn of as well”

I know this is pretty basic but it took me way too long to figure out so someone might need the information in the future.

Sure, this is very easy to do. You just need to have the devices on the two other circuits, in this case the hue bulbs, “follow” the Z wave switch. that way they will turn on when it turns on and they will turn off when it turns off. This is done by having the Z wave switch send a message to the SmartThings hub which then sends a message to the bulbs. Depending on the strength of your mesh for both Z wave and zigbee there might be a very slight delay in between the switch coming on and the hue bulbs coming on, you will just have to try it and see.

Essentially you are going to put all three devices into one group with the master switch representing the group. You can do this with the official smart lighting feature, it’s very easy.

I’m going to give you a link to the how to article in the community – created wiki on grouping lights together. Although that article also discusses a virtual switch, ignore that part, for your use case you won’t need it. You are just going to use the hardwired switch as the master switch. :sunglasses:

Awesome, thanks for the information JDRoberts, I think I figured this out just about the time you posted.

I tried to look at removing the thread and just thought I would edit to help people in the future.

Thanks again for posting I will read through the article for future reference!

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