There is a great 3rd party device handler called Lifx Group of Groups. It controls a “lifx group” of bulbs or multiple groups to be controlled like one switch with SmartThings.
Problem is that it’s old but it’s the ONLY solution - that i know of - that will trigger all bulbs at the same time - parallel vs in series.
This should, in my opinion, be native capability between the two platforms. I am glad someone had a similar complaint and built this. But with a lot of changes, I am not sure when it’s going to break. it’s not being “kept up with”.
Scenario: My kitchen for instance, has 8 bulbs. When Motion is detected (certain times will give you certain bulb actions), the bulbs will individually turn on - one after the other vs all at once - mimicking a normal light switch.
With LGOG - I can assign a group, set color, brightness and set a 3 second turn on and turn off so I get a nice fade effect when the lights go on.
Is this something that you all have planned for? Is this something you can change in the base device handler for ST?