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Wannabe Geek

# 260096 10-Nov-2019 15:30
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Hi all,




Having recently completed our renovation, we put Hue lights where we could.  However, we had a bunch of existing recessed LED lights where it didn't make sense to replace them.




I've been thinking about going back into those rooms and making the existing light switches 'smart'.  I'm running Home Assistant and have both the Aeotec Z-wave stick and a Conbee running on my Raspberry Pi, so can handle either Zigbee or Z-wave (NZ frequencies) as my preference over a direct wifi switch.




Looking online, I can find heaps of videos and sites talking up the US-based options (e.g. Sonoff, Shelly etc.), but none of them are certified for NZ that I can tell.




I saw mentioned on GZ the Wulian switches at places like Fusion Automation - has anyone had any experience with those?  




Any advice/thoughts would be appreciated!

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Uber Geek


  # 2351212 10-Nov-2019 15:53
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A good option is to use Aeotec or Fibaro Zwave relay or dimmer modules behind your existing wall switch.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2351213 10-Nov-2019 15:57
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billgates: A good option is to use Aeotec or Fibaro Zwave relay or dimmer modules behind your existing wall switch.


Yup done plenty with Fibaro with or without their homecenter


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Uber Geek


  # 2351241 10-Nov-2019 17:59
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Agree with both.  Zwave in the wall, either aeotec or fibaro.  You can get single to dual channel switches.   Control vit the usb stick with either home assistant or openhab.




Or for a more out of the box solution a vera.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 2351444 11-Nov-2019 10:21
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Thanks all.  


Do you mean one of these: ?



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  # 2351494 11-Nov-2019 11:01
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Yes. That is the correct product to control lights.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  # 2351550 11-Nov-2019 12:50
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Just in case anyone is interested - I have a few of those nano dimmers (New in box, NZ freq) that I won't get around to using for a while and it's pointless to have them sitting here... I have never seen them on special and given the regionalised frequencies I never found an overseas source. I have at least 5, maybe 7-8... Any interest at $90 each?


Cheers - N



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