Philips Hue bulbs are also incredibly useful for renters: They simply replace “dumb” bulbs and require no wiring changes or any other upgrades that might not be approved by your landlord.
For me, I’ve become perfectly acquainted with never using a physical light switch — I know that everything can be managed with ease, thanks to the Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, as well as Siri. I have automations setup for specific times of day, scenes for things like work and relaxation, and automations for leaving and arriving home.
But as anyone with Philips Hue smart bulbs has experienced, whenever a wall light switch is flipped off, the smart lights will go unresponsive. This is because Hue bulbs require the lights to stay in the “on” position at all times to be controlled via the Hue app or HomeKit. It’s likely not you flipping that light switch on and off, but rather someone you live with or guests.
Lutron’s Aurora dimmer is designed to solve that problem.