Can anyone share their experience in making “dumb” light switches smart? (and obviously connect them to HA)
All of my lights are currently rocker switches (Clipsal Iconic) and some have dedicated (seperate) dimmer mechs. If I were to use the authentic Clipsal bluetooth switches, the cost would be cost prohibitive.
- Purchase “dumb” momentary push button mechs
- Purchase some in-wall controllers (Shelly? Sonoff? Other?) to provide the interface to HA
- Get sparky to wire them up
How would I handle the lights with dimmers? Is it possible to have a “long press” control the dimming function?
There’s a chance that I may have answered my own question from the list above, but I’m very new to this and am keen to hear experience and guidance from the braintrust e.g. Other manufacturers to consider, ease of connecting to HA, preferred protocol, Australia-specific considerations, low/no reliance on third-party cloud controllers… etc…
Thanks in advance!