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daveb21
30 January
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Jan 30, 2020 10:55 pm
Would this mean a "dumb" light switch mounted in the wall in every room like a regular old switch but with the Fibaro / Aerotec Dimmer behind it? And a "dumb" bulb? And therefore I'd lose the multi-color capabilities of the Hue bulb? (Which isn't a deal-breaker). Yes exactly. Wh...
Yes exactly. Which allows you to solve both issues - i.e. providing familiarity for people who are not used to a smarth...
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daveb21
28 January
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Jan 28, 2020 1:06 pm
I am sharing my 2 cents of Smarthome choice of components that I have implemented in my home - Hub - I have Samsung Smartthings Hub. This supports Z-wave (make sure you buy the AU version of Hub as that will support AU Z-wave frequency), Zigbee, Wifi, Bluettoth via phone. The hub also acts as my in...
Thanks IamSAM - that is some really useful information regarding Z-Wave and Zigbee. I had been prioritising equipment I...
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daveb21
28 January
9
Jan 28, 2020 1:03 pm
My understanding is that you're legally required to have a switch. But someone with access to the standards might be able to confirm In that case, the idea of having all the light switches in a centralised place (laundry in this case) would not be allowed anyway. I'm working on the assumption that ...
In that case, the idea of having all the light switches in a centralised place (laundry in this case) would not be allo...
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daveb21
27 January
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Jan 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Thanks for the thought-provoking ideas DGA! Which generated a few questions: Rather than use smartbulbs, I would have something like the Fibaro Dimmer 2 (or aeotec dimmer) wired in behind the light switch, for non-dimming lights you can just use the switch instead of the dimmer. Would this mean a &q...
Thanks for the thought-provoking ideas DGA! Which generated a few questions: Rather than use smartbulbs, I would have so...
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daveb21
27 January
1
Jan 27, 2020 8:02 pm
We are about to embark on an extension to our 1930s bungalow and I'm very keen to get the whole house hooked up with a smart lighting system. What better time with new walls going up and the retained part of the house needing a complete rewire! I've come up with a smart lighting design that I hope w...
We are about to embark on an extension to our 1930s bungalow and I'm very keen to get the whole house hooked up with a s...
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