Here's a quick demo of using a Pico remote, paired to the Lutron Smart Hub Pro, integrated into Hubitat using the built in Lutron Integration App, which is then wired up to another built in App, Button Controller which then maps the buttons to commands that are then sent to a Hue Hub, to a group of bulbs.
This is 100% local, almost near real time. Just a hint of the speed and reliability a 100% local home automation solution can do.
The obvious problem, not local. So we can replace the Node.js server with Hubitat, but can we only control scenes or can we also control individual bulbs and devices at this point? You mention “a Pico remote, with a Lutron device”. Are you referring to the Pro bridge as the “device” or do we need an actual Lutron switch or dimmer to be part of the group in order to trigger Zigbee bulbs with a Pico?
Do we have the flexibility yet for Pico press and hold to trigger devices or scenes, in addition to press? Lastly, is the integration direct Zigbee control of the Hue Bulbs or is that functioning Hue Bridge integration you’re showing?
This integration is fantastic. The picos are added as button devices natively and can control non Lutron devices (scenes and routines are not yet available as far as I know). The response time is near instant. I have not tested the hold option but I believe it supposed to be functional. I will test when I get home and let you know.
If you’ve already ordered a new Hubitat hub, you can probably send an email to email@example.com to ask them to adjust your community status to “Owner” so you can see everything. As long as your email used to purchase is the same one used for the community forum, I believe it will happen automatically eventually. To speed the process along, or to deal with 2 different email addresses, Hubitat support can assist.
What is the advantage of getting Lutron Pico switches and associated bridge, compared with just buying Z-Wave switches?
Note, I would have asked this in the Smart Switches thread at communityDOThubitatDOTcom/t/smart-switches/1928 but for some reason I can't respond to anything in the Devices category. Must be some permissions error due to having a new forum account. Cant put in url links either it appears.
Thanks. But that is the Smart Switches thread that I was referring to, that I don't have permissions to post in.
I have read the whole thread, but perhaps I'm a bit slow . I still don't understand what the advantage of a Pico is compared to a z-wave alternative, like for example the Aeotec WallSwipe, Aeotec NanoMote, or NodOn Z-Wave Octan Remote. Just a couple of the one's I was looking at.
Pico's are literally the same size as the paddle of a paddle switch and fit inside the same hole in the cover plate. Stack 5 quarters in a pile, that's the thickness of a Pico! They are light, have superb battery life, and mount in many ways, via a built in mount slot.
I have two Aeotec WallMotes and they are nice enough, but are quite big in comparison and look out of place if mounted near a regular paddle switch.