That sounds great!
I haven’t received my HE yet but when I have a will send you a PM.
I have no clue how to install things on HE but I it’s just to read up on the forum and/or the HE web site.
That sounds great!
Ordered last week, my package is currently in LA, so some travelling left until it reaches Sweden. Raided IKEA yesterday to get some repeaters and outlet, and also got my hands on a SYMFONISK audio controller (there is a driver so you can use it for dimming as well)
Have kept an eye at Hubitat for about a year, and finally ordered after I got tired at fiddling with the phone on my Homey.
Can't wait to get started
Just added some GLEDOPTO stuff to the Zigbee list on this Wiki. A great source for us that is looking for stuff that is compatible. Better list than the one in the documentation on the hubitat.com site:
Community Device Drivers (FKA Compatible Devices Wiki)
Please help all EU users out, add the stuff you have tried, also with a link where you bought it in a «...I just added the following to the list» post.
I would not post links in the list, to keep it as clean as possible.
Hope it helps!?
I am so childish, hahaha.
I have used the app on one bulb in the living room:
Lights On Motion Plus to keep the one Gledopto 12W bulb to work. [RELEASE] Lights on Motion Plus (dim before off, remember individual bulb states, etc.)
I have set up the one in the master bedroom with the included Motion Lightning app.
Both are triggered with motion with the Xiaomi motion/lux sensor.
It is soo fun! When spending most time in the kitchen today, that living- and bedroom is off, to be able to walk to the bedroom and it all works like a charm. It turns on and without touching anything...
If motion in the living room is seen, it will stay on, but if no motion is seen in the living room, it dimmes for some time to warn you it will shut off, then move a little, it restores the previous state and stays on.
I am soo loving this stuff!
But, while waiting for the IKEA TRÅDLØS adapters to control more stuff(Heater ovens++) I really wonder what others have been able to use for RS16 fitted dimmers that can work on their own, but also connect to HE?
Anyone tried some of the ELKO or other dimmers and thermostats for heating cables in the bathroom that is allowed in the Nordic/EU with a CE stamp on them?
Any good leads here?
I have so many dimmers, the old once with the wheel, I really want to integrate. Without changing whats dimmed by them today.
I do not want to get in trouble with insurance regarding using AliX stuff, that is not CE compliant for any of this functionality. When connecting stuff to 220V, it better have the right certifications, right?
Any help or tips is soooo appreciated!
I did recently receive a few Shelly dimmers and relay switches, these are CE certified and still pretty cheap. Maybe this could be something for you as they are compatible with HE through WiFi. They are shipped from Bulgaria, which means that there will not be any duty taxes... at least not to Sweden.
The only thing to consider will be that the drivers for these are created and handled by @anon61068208 and therefore you will need to be accepted to his GitHub.
Nice, thanks for that tip! Did you have any luck with them?
I kinda want to keep the LAN attached devices to a minimum, but not tried any of the yet, so not sure how stable WiFi stuff is yet. Thought I would start out to try some Yeelight WiFi lamps first, just to get the feeling. For dimmers I think I prefer Zigbee/Z-wave, but have no idea if the assumption is correct, for now. Hmm...
I add this store to the wiki I just started here:
I normally have the same approach as you with the WiFi, but as it looks now there will not be a huge amount of these. One other advantage is that these devices supports MQTT, so when that day comes... even though I've seen in the community that there are some progress in this department, it might be too early for me. I received these Shelly devices today, so no experience so far!
If you prefer Z-wave, maybe Fibaro could be something instead?
Not so sure. For now I have no good argument to stand for that Z-Wave will make any revolution, have noen so far. I still think that a good Zigbee mesh is crutial, but that will also be the case for Zigbee, as far as i know. So for now, I really do not see any preference regarding either or.
I feel that the Fibaro stuff is a bit overpriced, even though they looki like great products, for now.
But where do you buy their products? From AliX, they are overpriced copies, I guess...?
It all adds up to save a few bucks on electricity, so the devices have to be able to pay for itselves within 6-12 months, in my head.
With the low powerbills we have, under €120 uro a month, I bet I will not make it anytime soon, if I like some cool stuff to play with as well.. Hahaha.
All this automation stuff, for now, have a higher cool/wow/hobby factor, than saving huge amounts of money on the bill, for many of us, right...? Hihi But we all know we have to pay something for the wow and fun factor., as far as I have seen so far in life... Hehe
I have to agree that Fibaro is overpriced, a bit like HUE to be honest. Despite this I actually I bought the LED-controller from Kjell&Co.
At this moment in time, and especially as the traditional bulbs have been banned for some time here in Sweden, there will be no gain in electrical saving what so ever... but the WOW-factor is priceless as you've already noticed!
That is just what I start to be aware of! Hahaha
Even told my wife the truth today.. Hahaha.
She loves the stuff too, and said, «... but, do not care too much on the cost, this shit is cool»!!! I´m safe, for now... hahaha
Just turn off that Sonos messaging that is soo crappy and screws up the volume and input after an announcement... hihi. (Deleted)
But honestly, to be a good ambassador for this product at home, we need it working! The non tecky users will win the game and we can try to argue that it will work in the future, until we go green. We still have created enemies inhouse. Maybe something to have in mind along the path to complete automation...
And for this reason only, I got a Home Mini for all announcements and are leaving all Sonos to do the normal job. The only thing I do with these, is that I will mute a few of them when the TV-set is started... and naturally un-mute them when the TV is off again.
This will be one of the reasons for choosing Hubitat and in my opinion this hub is as stable as my Home Assistant was, but in comparison a lot easier to maintain whereas HA is constantly updated with sometimes broken integrations.
One other example would be to replace the device (entity) name in HA, wouldn't say it's nightmare but pretty time consuming with editing the YAML. I know it's getting better for every version, but it's still far from as easy as with Hubitat. Therefore I'm a happy camper for the moment, and actually sometimes a bit bored due to lack of problems to solve!
Back from my holidays, here another Italian Barcelona guy
I received my Hubitat just few days ago, besides the 117$ paid for the hub and shipment(lead time around 2 weeks) I paid 37€ for the custom.
I am refurbishing an old house therefore cannot play yet with Hubitat, nevertheless I started to buy some component to put into the new electricity network.
I have some questions and ask your opinion:
Shutters: I think will go with Fibaro shutter v3. Any other option to this?
Inner wall switches and dimmers: I gave up to buy zigbee/Z-Wave wall switches since there are not so many options and also I don’t like the design. Do you have any suggestions on zigbee inner switches and dimmers? Do aqara ones(single and double) work with Hubitat?
Door sensors: I bought from Ali one Aqara just for fun, I saw there are two types, one with stilo battery and another one with a smaller type. Let’s see, what I am worries is the duration of the battery. For this reason and for entrance door I am thinking to install a cabled sensor, this will be a part of my cabled alarm which will include also cabled motion sensors, cables cameras and cables sirens. By using Konnect I will use those signals also with Hubitat for other strategies.
Thermostat: which one are you using? Is it wired or wireless?
One option for the door sensor would be a Sensative strip. They claim 10 year battery life, who knows
This is the one I mean: Sensative Strips Family (strips guard)
Today I got, and paid, billed for the toll, tax and extra handling. So the package is in Sweden.
Let’s hope PostNord doesn't loose the package like they tend to do from time to time...
And I just did the exact same payment
Hi @RogerThat ,
So I will focus on aqara sensors and zigbee lights to start with the HE software.
Now that I am searching the forum I have a doubt does HE connects and work with WiFi elements?
For instance, if I buy any WiFi led bulb/strip will HE recognise it natively so I could create automations mixing zigbee sensors and WiFi bulbs?
As an example I may want to do: if an aqara Zigbee motion sensor detects movement in a room and the luminosity is below X, then turn on the WiFi lIght at 20%.
Thank you very much.
Yes @xbarbera. You can use devices with different protocols in the same rule.
That’s one of the benefits with a controller like HE.
I bought a Sensative Strips Guard today and put it on my front door where I have a Danalock (Z-wave). Before the Strips Guard the lock would auto lock after 60 sec which sometimes made the lock lock itself even if the door was open.
Now I have setup flows in my Homey (will of course convert the flows to HE as soon as I get it) that lock the lock 10 sec after the door closes. Works really well and fun to setup.
Can absolutely recommend the Strips Guard. Haven’t tested the other Strips though...
What puzzles me is that they state:
Install & forget (10 years battery life)
Sounds impressive, and it looks rally neat. One do not even see it when installed, if you can hide it between the frame and door/window. Cool product, if this is the case, I have to admit!
I'll try to order one to check it out, but if it really is this good, I'll bet I end up with one on each and every window and door. Very cool to implement to turn off any heat in a room if a window is open, and can also eliminate a motion sensor in a room that is not uses so often, like a shed/storage a.s.o. 10 year battery, wow...