I’ve recently decided to take a plunge into HA and am loving it so far, but I haven’t had a chance to set up any proper automations yet since we still have dumb lights, so that was going to be the next thing I was going to automate.
Where I live, we aren’t allowed to play with electrical stuff, so I need to get everything I want the electrician to install ready before the electrician comes out. Long story short, we need something that can still be controlled manually, and preferably locally, so it’s come down to either Shelly relays or some Ikuu Zigbee smart switches found here)
I don’t have any Zigbee devices yet, and we like the idea of them so were leaning towards it, but looking at Blakadder’s Zigbee list, it looks like only the single and quad gang version are definitely available to work. These switches do appear to be a rebranded Tuya, so there’s a possibility something like this will work, but my main concern is spending all this money on switches and the electrician only to find out it won’t work.
My question I have is if anyone has managed to use the Ikuu Zigbee range and had much luck with it? If so, did you use Z2MQTT or ZHA? I found a single post from July 2021 saying they got it working with a Conbee II stick, but if it does work for you, I’d be happy to get a different coordinator, since I don’t have anything zigbee yet
I’m also very new to HA and never done anything like this, so if there’s another way to know that the zigbees will work 100% that I don’t know of, that’d be great!
Thanks in advanced!