I figure this community may be a good group to ask for advice of what direction to head in for smart switches. I’m sure many of you are aware of the hundreds of options out there, tons of brands, styles, platforms, etc.
I want to install a few switches throughout my house to control some lights. Existing smart home devices includes an EcoBee3 thermostat and some Nest Protects (smoke detectors). I have a Google Home mini, which is cool, I guess, but I’m not big on voice control.
If I were to stick with existing platforms in my home, the only option is EcoBee’s switch, which I don’t want mainly because of the Alexa integration. (Plus $80 ea adds up quick)
Another consideration, is that some of the switches I want to replace share a wall box with other switches, whether it’s a few switches in a 3-gand box, or 2 switches stacked in a 1 gang box, sort of like this. No dimmer required anywhere.
I guess another thing that would help is knowing what brands to avoid.
Thanks in advance!