So my current home lighting controls consist of aeon Z-Wave in wall micro controllers, sitting behind Lutron Pico button controllers.
Was I nervous about doing this?, oh heck yea! I wouldn’t even dream of trying this (if it was even possible) on some other platforms that I’ve used.
With this type of setup there is no physical switch connected to the aeon controller, so if the Lutron bridge fails or the hub fails, or the lutron integration fails, there is no control of the light via the picos…
Also with any cloud based hub solution the latency involved in transacting this simple automation would be noticeable under the best of circumstances.
So, in the three months since i started deploying these (over 30 locations), I have not had one single issue with this setup, response time is fast and consistent and has not failed once.
The super cool thing about using Hubitats Lutron integration is that each Pico is it’s own completly programmable button controller, each button can have it’s own pushed and or held action using our built in button controller app. So you are not limited to just controlling the light at that specific location.
I have so many Pico controllers that when I purchased some Serena shades I had exceeded the 50 device limit on the bridge, no problem Hubitat supports multiple Lutron bridges!
So there you have it, eating our own dog food as they say, and loving it!