I’m having issues with zha smart lights, an Aurora Lutron Dimmer, and HA.
Home Assistant 2021.11.5 (Raspberry Pi 4B)
Nortek HUSBZB-1 Zigbee & Z-Wave Plus USB Stick
EcoSmart BR30 Smart Lights
In our living room, I have 5 EcoSmart lights on track lighting. I have them paired to my HA system via a Nortek dongle (using zha). I’ve been able to change brightness and color temp with no problem via my phone or tablet using my HA dashboard.
However, I wanted to add a smart hardware dimmer so a mobile device would not be needed to control the brightness.
I picked up a Lutron Aurora smart dimmer, but I’ve hit a roadblock as the lights are paired with HA, not the dimmer. If I instead pair the lights with the dimmer, I then lose the ability to control them via HA. I’m caught in a loop!
I assume the best course of action is to keep the lights paired with HA, and then pair the dimmer with HA, and have HA orchestrate the control of the lights via the dimmer.
I’ve tried several approaches (Node-Red via @kmclaughlin , Event Sensor integration, Automation via the HA GUI or editing the automations.yaml file, and none seem to work.
FWIW, I have a very similar situation in another room, and it works fine (I just don’t recall what I did). This includes the Aurora dimmer and Phillips Hue recessed lighting. I can use either the Aurora dimmer or HA to control the lights. I seem to recall I paired the lights with the dimmer and with HA, which seems counterintuitive…unless Hue lights have the ability to be controlled via multiple zha masters.