Perhaps I’ve missed this thread, and if so I apologize and hope someone will point me to the right place.
Strangely as much as I enjoy my 15 lifx bulbs and the automation using Ruby to turn on and off and change colors based on the circadium rhythm article posted by LIFX some time ago, there are just times when someone wants to turn on or off (or perhaps a scene) with a regularish light switch.
The new Harmony Remote looks close and promising, but it’s not where you’d expect a light switch and we have kids…so, might lost it at some point.
I just ordered the Particle IO INternet Button and will try to rewire my current light switch to always on and put the switch on top, which will give me 4 combinations and probably a non-lifx indicator with the LED’s…the potential here looks pretty good, but a lot of custom work and still not sure it’ll be a great replacement for the old fashioned light switch.
Other issues surround people actually turning off the light switch (mostly guests at this point), which messes with the automation of course and causes the process to be, 1. turn on, 2. wait 10 seconds, 3. hope they are all reasponding from phone and set them…rather than just, 1. turn on
Anyway, wanted to throw it out there…I’ll try to hop over to the other forum if/when I get anything useful happening with the Internet Button.