Bulb Expectations - New to HA

So, I’ve setup my Wyze bulbs in a few closets that have pull string type fixtures and use the sensors to trigger them. It works pretty well (prefer motion sensor over contact sensor) but this convoluted setup lags a little too much with IFTTT and has gone offline a few times (8 hours of lit closet, yay). Then thought, “Why can’t the sensor connect directly to the bulb?” Is zigbee the only solution for this?

I’m just a little confused why the bulbs are WiFi only and the sensors rely on the hub.

Wyze more or less got me to dip my toes into HA for it’s simplicity and economy. I’m now wondering if what I’m trying to achieve is at all plausible on this platform.

Anyone else have a similar setup?

You don’t need ifttt to do what you are doing , you can use shortcuts to do it , with out the lag
I have my bulbs turn on with motion sensors with shortcuts and off , with shortcuts


You made me feel incredibly dumb, but in a good way. Haha. WYZE had blasted “Works/Compatible with X…IFTTT” but never really hyped their own automation process. “Shortcuts” is associated with a clickable desktop shortcut or an action that requires enabling. Action, method, scheme, formula or recipe are much better at describing the experience.

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Like they say , ya learn something now every day :slightly_smiling_face:

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Yes. Thank you kindly.

Well , now that you have the shortcuts figured out if you update your app to the new one released yesterday , it will be all different :face_with_raised_eyebrow: