I think I already know the answer but just checking:
For a couple of my 3-way lighting circuits I am using smart bulbs (Hue ambiance) that I am controlling through Hubitat to change the color temperature and level during the day.
I was using GE/Jasco Smart Switches with the matching addons. I replaced the master switches with LZW30-SN Reds so I could add scene control and such, however I was also interested in the “Smart bulb” feature disabling the internal relay. On some of my other single-pole GE switches I tied line & load together to keep the power on to my smart bulbs then setup my hub + switch to trigger the correct scenes so I’m familiar with the concept, just looking for an easier backup method (meaning tapping the config button 8x times to disable/enable local relay is a sight easier than tripping a breaker, pulling out the switch, and flipping wires).
The problem is the addon switches don’t work if local relay is disabled. I was hoping, probably naively, that they would still signal the master switch somehow and relay that to the hub but, no. I’m guessing I have to put an actual zwave switch in each addon location to ultimately get the behavior I am looking for? That is to say, power is not cut at any switch to the lights, only trigger commands are sent to the hub to turn them on/off/etc ?
Should note that when local relay is enabled the switch and GE addons work fine, was just hoping to find an easier/cheaper way to do what I wanted.