I just installed four hue smart bulbs in my dining room. Of course I can just switch them on and off with the regular light switch, but that would make them just normal bulbs.
So I searched for a replacement for regular switches to control the smart bulbs, but I did not find what I was searching for.
I found smart actuators which can be controlled like bulb, to be used together with normal bulbs. Devices like the hue dimming switch/remote, which would not replace the regular switch, but instead add another switch to the wall. And also the Aquara zigbee switches to be installed into the wall, which sadly don’t fit into regular German mount boxes.
I guess the Aquara switches would fulfil my requirements, if they would fit into the switch mount box, but they don’t.
Can anyone recommend me a smart switch? It should:
- Not control the power supply the bulbs, or at least it is optional.
- Just report the event of a key press to Openhab.
- Has to support a long press event.