I am a new convert from ST. Sad what Samsung has done but whatever. I am looking forward to using Hubitat and have a perfect new situation to do it in!
I am a few weeks away from installing ~70 Jasco Zwave light switches in a brand new 5000sf home that is currently being built. There will be Echo's in the ceiling in every room.
My question not necessarily specific to Hubitat but what is the best practice for naming and grouping the lights so they work best when using Alexa voice commands to turn them on and off. The obvious grouping of the lights will be by room. i.e. Kitchen, family room, master bedroom, etc. This is a significantly sized home so the kitchen, for example, will have 4-5 sets of lights by itself. Can lighting in ceiling. Counter lights, Kitchen sink. Pendent above breakfast nook. etc.
My goal is for someone to be able to walk into a room and have Alexa either
a. turn on all lights in a room
b. turn on individual lights.
So for the kitchen example should I name the individual circuits something like:
- Kitchen can lights
- Kitchen counter lights
- Kitchen sink light
If I do that, would someone be able to be in that room (or in any room, really) and say something like 'turn on kitchen lights', or would Alexa then just ask 'there is more than one light with that name' or something to that effect?
If I can have input on best naming practices for lighting for a large house it would be greatly appreciated. Let me know what you have done and what works and what is problematic.
Thanks in advance!