My experience with OpenHAB has been great! It’s a great product and there is a great community. I’m so thankful that folks have dedicated so much of their time to create something so useful!
I’m a relatively new user, so please forgive my lack of technical accuracy!
The problem I’m trying to solve, is that I have a single gang (SPST) light switch that currently controls an overhead fan and an overhead light in a guest bedroom. The overhead fan/light have the dangly chains to individually turn on and off the lights, and to spin the fan at high/med/low speeds.
I want to be able to manage the lights and fans centrally on my zwave network (AEON Gen5 stick) with OpenHAB, but also independently (in case the OpenHAB server goes down etc).
Is this possible?
I want to replace the light switch with something like this: Wall Switch Replacement
The top toggle could control the light, and the bottom toggle could control the fan.
Inside the overhead fan/light would be something like this: Ceiling Light/Fan module
So I think, this is all well and easy enough. However, I would like for the wall switch and module to work independently of the centralized Z wave controller, but also work with the centralized controller.
So for instance, (in my mind, does it work this way?) the module would be connected to the centralized z-wave controller (AEON Gen 5), and the wall switch would join that network but act as a secondary controller to the network (perhaps just that module?). Such that, if the centralized controller was down, a user would still be able to turn off, turn on the lights and ceiling fan. Would I be able to replicate this for several rooms (with the same single gang problem).
I’m not sure I’m explaining this exceptionally well, so I’m happy to re-describe anything I’ve written.
I appreciate the help!