My wife is very sensitive to lighting, how much, what color, what direction it’s coming from.
She was also quite suspicious, maybe rightly, so, of Alexa and Siri.
I am not sure if there’s been a recent podcast on Mac Power Users that discusses home automation, but what I’m looking for is a smart home that can be used by less technical users.
Ideally, I would like a lighting solution that I could tune with Siri and the Apple home products but that could also just be activated by a wall switch.
It seems like there are new products in the lighting space every day.
Many of the new bulbs have Bluetooth built-in, and say they don’t need a hub, but I imagine that if I got bulbs that were supported by home kit using my Apple TV as a hub, I might have more flexibility.
Before I got married, I put in 12 cans of recessed lighting in the living room, unfortunately, I put them all on one switch. These are no longer working for us.
I would like to close off some and then put bulbs that can be adjusted by my iPhone to set the color and the brightness and then once adjusted allow my wife to just use the switch on the wall.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to start, is Matter something I need to make sure is included, has Apple Home Kit reached Party with the other Proprietary lighting hubs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You could save my marriage.