In my setup I have Wemo as well as Hue bulbs.
In Paper UI the Wemo bulbs have 2 channels - ‘switch’ and ‘brightness’ whereas the Hue bulbs only have ‘brightness’.
There are several threads discussing the differences in switches vs dimmers, but I’m confused as to why there are different channels available for different bindings for similar devices (I.e. light bulbs).
So the issue seems to be one of consistency.
For instance, the ‘Front Door 1’ bulb is a Hue with only a slider
On the other hand, a Wemo bulb, such as the ‘Patio 1’ bulb as shown below has the Switch set to ‘OFF’ but the slider still has a value.
The bulbs are all controlled via rules where I’m sending an ‘OFF’ command.
Would it be better to un-link the ‘switch’ channel from the Wemo’s and only use brightness? Is there a ‘best practice’ to ensure the various UI’s display the correct state of each bulb?
Thanks in advance