I am hoping there is some suggestions for non cloud hardware especially lights and light strips. bk hobby’s mention about a light strip controller looks like it might fit the bill if the 6$ version of that board on amazon is compatible [some thing i will be digging in to tonight some.] The hallways and under/over cabinet lighting is likely to be covered by that how ever im always interested in other options since i dont know how well that will work for work lighting yet or if ill need to get a seperate type of light just for food prep.
The other thing i have had a hard time finding is automated color lights that can either replace standard bulbs on their own or work in conjunction with a new wall switch. hue look really nice but i cant justify 40$ a light bulb no matter how nice they look. are there any suggestions for something slimier in the us that do not require cloud access? if they have a bridge that works even w/o internet that would be great.
I unfortunately live in an area where its not unusual for internet and power to be down for 7 days if a nasty storm comes through. the last thing i want is to be parallelized because 1/2 the devices in my house cant call home. it would be nice if the docs can be updated so finding compatible hardware is easier both in what type of hardware is covered by a binding and if its us/uk/ger/etc specific.