I’m beginning to map out how I’m going to configure lighting in my house, so I wanted to put together a roadmap of what I’ll need room by room so I can start budgeting. The complicated part here is hardware and compatibility. There’s an abundance of brands and competing technologies, so I’m trying to sort through them to figure out what pairing works best with the least effort.
I want to use Philips Hue bulbs (both white and color), but I’m not sure what switches to use. Should I stay in-brand and use Philips switches; or can I use Wemo or Lutron switches as an intermediary between OpenHAB and the bulbs?
Please keep in mind that overall I lean towards the beginner spectrum with OpenHAB. Thanks!