- Feb 16, 2007
I know every couple of months this comes up, perhaps by me . I have around 60 downlights scattered around the house. I am looking at getting them automated, and as I am seeing it, I have a handful of options.
Zigbee GU10 bulbs, the Gledopto ones from aliexpress seem reasonably well rated, but at R200 per piece it’s a bit of cash to outlay. They are obviously dimmable, which is great, plus I get the added benefit of being able to control each bulb individually if I want. The negative is that I sort of lose wall switch control, or at least I would need to put in a zigbee button of sorts.
Alternatively I go the sonoff switch route, but then I lose the ability to dim.
Finally I go the sonoff basic or mini route, and again I lose dimming.
I have neutrals in all my switches.
Ideally I would have liked to go the switch route, but dimming is critical for me, are there any other switches you guys are using that I have missed?
Out of interest, anyone know how the Shelly's handle a situation like this? Where you have a push button dimmer situation?