Apologies in advance for newbieness.
I have six ceiling lights in my tv room that we control with an amazon echo (alexa). I hard-wired the wall switches so the bulbs always have power. Alexa wouldn’t work very well if the bulbs had no power.
But many people try to use the wall switches to control the lights. I need wall switches that can control the bulbs. I’ve googled till my eyes glaze over. I can only find wall switches that control matching power sockets etc.
I’m assuming openhab acts as a hub to connect input and output devices. Is this correct? Is there a wall switch that can be in input to openhub?
I’m a computer geek and I’d be happy add a receiver to my server. I’m even considering putting an esp8266 in the j-box using the switch as an input.
I understand openhab may be overkill but I might find other features to use in my home.
Any help would be appreciated.