I had my smart home in a spot. Smart bulbs everywhere, some limited ceiling fan controls, lots of security and cameras and temperature controls everywhere. But there was a HUGE GAPING HOLE in the whole thing - mains powered smart switches to control my smart bulbs and set scenes.
I knew I didn’t want any battery remote nonsense. I didn’t want to have to lock lightswitches in place or use ugly coverups. I just wanted to drop in switches I could control to use on my smart bulbs I had littered over the entire house.
I searched every day. I looked at Chinese manufacturers. Things got so desperate that I literally STARTED A PETITION to bring back the only fix I knew would work for me. It was sad, sad days.
But then, AHA! A literal light at the end of the tunnel. I found it on the SmartThings forums, which I perused daily in hopes of finding just such a fix. And there it was - the Red series dimmer and on/off switch. I could disable the relays and use them for scene controls. HALLELUJAH! I bought a couple at first to try them out, and then by the dozens, replacing virtually every switch in my house.
Now my wife and kids and even uninitiated visitors can control my smart lighting at home! And I have the power to set multi-clicks to scenes and actions via Hubitat, which I have now migrated to. And it is all locally controlled and reliable.
#HappyBirthdayInovelli, and thank you for saving my smart lighting investment from an annoyed wife, confused babysitters, and impatient visitors. Works great.