I really like these bulbs. In particular I like that they will restore after a power loss to their previous state. That makes them perfect to use behind a physical switch where you want them to come back at a previously selected color or level. Unfortunately they are repeaters which means you can’t use them that way because it would interrupt the mesh. If it is possible I’d like a non-repeating option in the bulb preferences.
Im pretty sure that mains-powered devices are required to act as repeaters to pass zwave certification.
Also, if you cut power to the bulbs your hub may eventually mark the node as dead, which could cause additional problems down the road.
Generally speaking, your hub will always prefer to communicate with devices directly, and will only route the command when necessary.
If you are really intent on preventing the bulbs from repeating though, you may be able to “cheat” by cutting power to the bulb, then performing a zwave network heal, then reconnecting the bulb. If the bulb is not reachable while the hub is rebuilding the zwave network, it shouldnt assign any routes to it. Of course, this would only work until the next time your hub tries to heal itself (you can turn periodic network heal off on some hubs) or you add a new device.
Note: I am still testing this theory (for an unrelated issue), but it seems to work so far)
I’d +1 this request.
Of course it would require an exclude/include, because the device’s status as a repeater is determined on inclusion…
Looks like this is a no go. I’ve sold four of my bulbs, two more to go.