I just received my Hubitat and am migrating from SmartThings. So far so good, everything is working well with my existing devices (several motion sensors, contact sensors, buttons and Lifx bulbs). I have been super impressed with the speed the contact sensors can toggle my Lifx bulbs (almost instant as it all goes local).
Now for a few questions:
I want to build out my Zigbee mesh a bit, I have 2 power plugs already (old SwannOne ones which work fine), but I wanted to get a few more. What is everything using? THe two local options I found were the Samsung Smart Plug or Ikea Tadfri. Any experiences/preferences? (main diff seems to be an actual usable outlet on the Samsung versus a USB port that will not turn on/off on the Ikea)
The other thing I'm interested in is enabling my legacy (non-smart) lights to be smart. Rather than replacing all of them, I would prefer to use one of the in-wall adapters such as the Nue Smart Light Controller. Does anyone have any experiences to share using these? What I'm not sure on, is how does it work with legacy on/off switches? Eg. If I turn the light OFF by the legacy switch, can I still turn the lights ON via Zigbee? Does the physical switch just end up being physically reversed after that? A bit confused how this works. I also saw that Fibaro has similar devices but Z-Wave. I prefer zigbee so i can focus on a good mesh but also open to Z-Wave if it has advantages.
And then lastly (for now at least!), still around lighting, are there any rocker switches that folks would recommend? I'm not a huge fan of the touch switches like Nue ones. They don't necessarily need to be connected/smart as long as the in-wall controllers/dimmers work as per above, but I guess an alternative would be to just make the switch "smart". As an example, something that looks/feels like this.