Hampton Bay Fan/Light Controller (2 fans)


#21

Agreed, that’s why I went with the in-wall version, which fits into a standard decora wallplate cutout.

In reality I came up with this solution while still using ST, and changing to picos would probably be rock solid reliable now that I use HE, but it’s reassuring to my wife to know that things will work regardless of the hub’s status.


#22

If you what a wall switch you can add these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Universal-Ceiling-Fan-Wireless-Wall-Switch-68109/205846346

They will communicate through the RF part of the controller.


#24

Makes sense. This way you always have a 'spare' remote as well!

Thanks.


#25

Gotcha. I hadn't considered the wall mount remotes. Good idea. I'm still at the "don't touch this switch" stage with the remotes in place just in case I feel the need to override programming. I may consider tying the wires together and adding the in-wall remote as a good option though. I'm not willing to jump on the Lutron bandwagon yet, so the Picos are right out! :grinning:


#26

@csteele, I am getting ready to install a couple of the HB controllers. May I ask how you have your Pico remote setup to control the light and fan? How are you controlling the fan speed and dimming of the lights? I am thinking about something along the same lines, and will dig the Picos out of the drawer and come up with something.

Scott


#27

If only “don’t touch this switch” and WAF could go hand in hand :zipper_mouth_face:.

I have had to come up with workarounds for a few switches that use smart bulbs too. That way everyone is happy.


#28

Lutron integration with Hubitat is superb... probably the best in their suite of great apps.

In cases where there's an existing Pico... I have one centered on each headboard to control room lights... I had to merge in the additional needs. Bedrooms (for us) are small rooms in terms of number of things to need controlling, therefore the number of buttons already in use turned out to be small and not highly contentious. I wanted the Pico's to be as similar as possible throughout the house so I imagined "layers" for the Pico buttons.. presses are the "top layer" while press and hold is the "bottom layer." I then decided Fan would go on the bottom layer and light on the top layer. From there it was easy to assign the speeds or lamp dim to the 5 buttons. Where there was a conflict in the buttons it actually worked out nice too. I'd already assigned a "room lamp at it's dimmest" to a button, and "full bright (90%)" to another for example. I decided to just not use the Fan's lamp for "dimmest" because I didn't want it brighter via two lights. Full bright on the other hand used both the existing room light plus the fan's light. 4 fan levels (off, low, medium, high) and 5 buttons gave me the option of using the same pattern with the fan light and thus retain the center Pico button as a 'favorite.'

All of it was implemented via ABC (Advanced Button Controller).

I had an unused Pico at the start and I experimented with it and saved a screenshot from that first trial:


#29

Yeah I have been using Lutron Caseta for a few of my needs. I was curious as I did not believe there was enough buttons for fan and light control on a Pico. Wasn't thinking about press and hold.

Hmmm, the wheels are turning now :slight_smile: