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Smart light switches and Alexa

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2 hours ago, nedgeworth said:

Vera works well (I've got the plus), but if I had my time again I'd use a Raspberry Pi with a Z-Wave USB dongle.

 

HomeAssistant is your friend when it comes to home automation. https://www.home-assistant.io/

Thanks. Which product would I need the cookbook scripts for?

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Update: I bought some LIFX bulbs for master and kids bedrooms. 

 

Good: work well, 800 lumens is actually much brighter than what I had. 

 

Bad: My switches have dimmers and they don’t work anymore. Wife wasn’t happy, nor was I actually. Will see if she can get used to using the app instead. 

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57 minutes ago, Mike13 said:

Thanks. Which product would I need the cookbook scripts for?

It all depends on the devices used. If you have LIFX then they have a module that can easily be installed to get you up and running with HomeAssistant. https://www.home-assistant.io/components/light.lifx/

 

This guy has a complete rundown of how to setup with a Z-Wave dongle. Though with the restructure of their new releases there may be an easier method https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2018/04/22/hassio-2018/

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Yeah as mentioned Vera, Fibaro, Z-Wave with Alexa is pretty much the go when it comes to meeting the standards.

 

And then of course you can integrate a Logitech Harmony and set up "Routines" via Alexa.

 

 

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