I just received my Hubitat hub a couple days ago. I currently have a couple of Lutron Connected Bulb remotes that have buttons linked to Wink robots. I assume I need a Lutron L-BDGPRO2-WH SmartBridge and that I'll need to replace the Connected Bulb remotes with Pico(s) to get similar functionality? Is there anything specific I need to be aware of?
Just need the SmartBridge Pro, and enable Telnet on it when you set it up. You’ll be blown away by how much more flexible the Pico are and how fast.
If you have a Hue bridge, you can use the connected bulb remotes with the lights and the bridge. But definitely hang onto the connected bulb remotes! They’re discontinued and great for resetting Zigbee bulbs.
Perfect -- thanks.
There are starter kits available that are less expensive than the bridge by itself, and if I remember correctly they included a dimmer and a Pico. I think it was @ogiewon that posted a link to the seller. I believe Amazon has them too, but at a slightly higher price.
Here is the site I have been ordering Lutron devices from, including the Smart Bridge Pro2
EnergyAvenue.com has some great pricing on the Smart Bridge Pro2 and Pico. Thanks guys.
One other question regarding the Pico; is there a way to do live dimming if the pico is controlling a z-wave dimmer. So for instance, I have a couple of plug-in GE dimmers that control our night stand lamps. Would/could pressing and holding the dim/bright buttons on the Pico continuously (and smoothly) dim or brighten the lamps?
Smooth dimming with Pico is supported in Hubitat, but only when the device driver supports it. I don't know if the GE dimmers are on that list.
I see new plug-in dimmers in my future. It would be cheaper to have a crack habit.
Most of the Zigbee Smart Bulbs support the recently added press and hold to dim feature. I have a few Picos around the house that I have implemented this for Sengled and Cree smart bulbs. It works really well. I use @stephack's ABC (Advanced Button Controller) to start dimming on the 'held' event, and to stop dimming on the 'released' event. My wife loves that the Picos now behave like our GE Z-Wave Dimmer switches.
@mike.maxwell could probably shed some light on whether or not this is feature is possible with Z-Wave devices. I know Mike is using a feature of the Zigbee specification to 'start dimming' and 'stop dimming'. I do not know if Z-Wave has this capability or not.
it does, and it is implemented within our zwave drivers
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