The Leviton DW6HD-1BZ Wifi dimmer switch is a great performer with easy setup, broad compatibility, and good usability — and doesn’t require a proprietary hub to work. Just make sure you’re OK being dependent on Leviton’s cloud, because right now there’s no local control.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to get into home automation is to buy some smart bulbs or smart plug modules. But before you buy, there’s some important limitations to be aware of.
I now have a Hue dimmer remote pulling double-duty by directly controlling some Hue bulbs and triggering events in Home Assistant (including short- and long-presses!). This post covers how I set it up.