TL;DR: Is there an issue with Smart Bulb Mode keeping the “light” entity reported by the dimmer to be 100% constantly? Clicking the paddles up or down on the dimmer does not change its value.
I have a LZW31-SN dimmer with Smart Bulb mode enabled, wired up to Philips Hue bulbs. I’ve paired it with an HUSBZB-1 USB key and successfully imported it into Home Assistant using the new-ish OpenZWave integration. I’ve verified that ZWave events are coming into HA properly by watching for the scenechanged events, which reliably show up when clicking any of the buttons on the dimmer.
My question is how to make the dimmer work with Hue bulbs. The best advice I’ve read is to create an automation that respond to the dimmer’s light entity and then change the Hue bulb brightness. However in testing, clicking the paddle up or down does not change the “light” entity which is associated with the dimmer (I know this read a bit oddly, but the dimmer reports itself to be a light as that’s the only way currently to get the current dimmer value into Home Assistant). However, if I manually change the value of the dimmer’s “light” entity I can see that the automation does work and changes the brightness of the Hue bulbs.
Is there an issue with Smart Bulb Mode keeping the “light” entity reported by the dimmer to be 100% constantly?