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Suggestions for: Digital wall switch analog when Homey is unavailable

#1

Hello,

I currently have E27 and GU10 Tradfri lights connected to my Homey which is working great.
Now my partner wants to use regular wall switches, instead of using the Homey app. I found some information about KlikAanKlikUit wall switches. It’s possible to create flows to enable/disable the lights which could work but,
My question is: Is it possible to have a wall switch that becomes analog when Homey is not available and is digital when it is available?

The reason I ask is: When Homey doesn’t work for some reason, I want to be able to switch the lights on/off by the regular wall switch.

Kind regards,
Patrick

#2

you can use klikaanklik uit wall switches to start a flow or turn the lights on. It possible to use your homey for this. And homey keeps working with the switches also when there is no internet connection

#3

That’s not what’s being asked, though: the question is if the KaKu wall switches will still function if Homey itself is not working.

#4

Well, you can use a philips hue bridge together with hue ligths and a dimmer. It will all work if homey shuts down. And you can use homey to switch those lights as well.

But you have tradfri lights. You can use a motion sensor from the tradfri series, its is connected to a tradfri light directly, or is it? That will keep working after homey is belly up.

Or use a product like the shelly 1 and what have you, to switch those lights on/off. Then the tradfri features are of less use. But it will work.

#5

Fibaro switch. Can be switched with Homey and when connected to a regular switch or momentary switch it can be controlled without Homey.

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#6

I Use (a lot of) KAKU switches that are mounted behind my old 1930’s-style wall switches. That way vsitors/guest can operate the lights like there’s no automation at all. and I can operate my house through Homey, Home kit and Siri. And if Homey somehow is offline the switch still works

The Kaku dimmer-switches AWMD-230 works fine with Homey.
The AWMR-210 or AWMR-230 are on/off switches that work fine with homey

I don’t know how these kaku-switches behave with Tradfi lights. I don’t have them yet. I’m planning a visit to Ikea next week to get me some for trying out.

#7

Hey, I remember seeing you can connect tradfri lights to a philips bridge as well.
(I have hue lights, but have a ikea tradfri motion sensor connected to it)

#8

Hi all!

Thanks for the suggestions.

I am going with the KaKu wall switches with the corresponding receivers.
The KaKu switches will work without Homey if Homey is unavailable (I can pair them). Also I can ask homey to use the same sender signal that the wall switches send out to the receivers.

That way they’re both sending the same signal.

I will let you know if it turned out as I expected!

Thanks