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    Which Smart electrical switches?

    Default app (ewelink) has the ability to work even if the if the internet is down. Its called LAN Control. As long as you're in the same wifi network as the mini, you can control the device. Additionally Sonoff Mini comes with the DIY mode that exposes the GPIO headers which allows users to...
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    Opinions about yeelight smart bulbs (and others in general)

    For maximum bang for buck and reliability use home assistant along with yeelight. Its still wifi but the control is local so reliability is improved drastically. And if you plan to indulge in main stream automation in future, get a zigbee hub along with compatible bulbs/switches. It might be a...
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    Which Smart electrical switches?

    Different frequencies does not make much of a difference. Its the licensing fees manufacturers have to pay silicon labs(zwave parent company) plus when you import zwave products in India it is bound to get expensive. But all things considered zwave is still the best protocol we have as of now...
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    Opinions about yeelight smart bulbs (and others in general)

    I understand the point you are trying to make. And honestly RGB doesn't make much sense until used in conjunction with other home automation devices. For example i use Phillips as a signal for my door bell. So if i am on third floor and for some reason I didn't hear the door bell, the hue bulb...