Around a year ago now I purchased a new home. My research at the time led me to use Smart Switches rather than smart Bulbs. So I ended up changing a lot of the light switches in the house out with LZW30 Inovelli Black Light Switches. These are mainly connected to existing recessed LED Downlights.
I use a Hubitat hub, and I’ve automated these switches a fair amount. The next couple of things I wanted to do were dimming my lights. So for example, on some of the bathroom lights I wanted to start setting them up so that if it’s say 10pm, the lights come on at maybe 50% instead of “full on” so as to not have it so bright in the middle of the night. I gather than since my LZW30’s aren’t dimmable, I may have to go to smart bulbs instead. With the Inovelli’s being paired with a Z-Wave Bulb by association so that the switch doesn’t actually cut power to the bulb when it’s set to “Off”
The problem I am finding, is that I gather the LZW30’s are Z-wave only (ie no Zigbee or Wifi). So I either have to purchase new RED series dimmable switches for all of these, or get Z-Wave smart bulbs and associated those with the smart switches. The issue is I can’t find any recessed LED lights (5" or 6") that are Z-wave.
What would you suggest is the best way to go about adding Smart bulbs to my setup with the existing LZW30 switches? or do I just bite the bullet and get dimmable switches for the ones I want to do?