Vesternet zigbee switch/dimmer - Compatibility with hue bulbs?
Vesternet Zigbee Switch
I live in the UK and have some hue bulbs, but I don't want to leave circuits permanently on. so I'm looking for a zigbee switch (with no neutral required) for existing rocker and rotary switches. I can't find any info whether your zigbee switch and zigbee dimmer work as well with Hue bubs.
thank you in advance for you support.
Question ID: 4171811 Status:
Open Sep 27, 2022 - 03:24 AM
Sep 27, 2022 - 03:24 AM
Smart Bulbs are designed to be powered all the time, otherwise it's not possible to control them until they are physically powered on. They are also "mesh based" network devices, cutting the power to them constantly will have a hugely negative impact on the network.
Even ignoring that, generally speaking you can't use an inline module to control Smart Bulbs, especially modules that don't require Neutral. This is because they leak current via the load in order to power themselves, which can cause problems with Smart Bulbs such as flashing, While a Bypass accessory can sometimes help with this it's still not advisable to use modules with Smart Bulbs.