My parents house was my testing ground, and before I knew about Inovelli and Zooz, I installed Lutron Caseta smart switches, but never got the Pro Smart Bridge for Hubitat integration. This was mainly because the startup kit was readily available at Home Depot and the most most bang for your buck at the time.
In total there are only 5 switches; 4 Dimmer switches, 1 On/Off, and 1 Pico remote.
I've recenlty learned about the Zooz and Inovelli switches (I must have been living under a rock) and I'm wondering if it would be better to replace the Lutron switches with either of the two.
The Lutron switches have been amazing and have been rock solid since day one. Never had a single issue as they just simply work. Which, is rare from a technology standpoint. However, my thoughts on replacing the Lutron switches are such:
Money spent on replacing the switches to Zooz would be about the same if we purchased the Lutron Pro Smart Bridge.
Would be able to eliminate the need for another "hub."
Would be able to eliminate the need of another app and account to create.
Integration to Hubitat I imagine would be more simplified.
From a cost perspective, it seems it may only be worth switching to Zooz. However, Inovelli, while double the price, would still eliminate points 2 - 4. I suppose I could leave the current switches and just replace the other dumb switches with the aforementioned, but then I would still need to get the Lutron Pro Smart Bridge.
What do you all think, am I crazy for thinking about switching? I