Author Topic: Polling and Lights  (Read 172 times)

Offline rolo550

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Polling and Lights
« on: May 11, 2017, 03:39:50 pm »
Plan on beginning to integrate lighting. Do I care whether its instant or polled? I have read a little on it and have searched the forums here, but I was just curious in your experience in the real world do you care? Most other stuff is instant right? Locks, sensors, stats, etc.

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Re: Polling and Lights
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 11:09:13 am »
If you want to use the device to activate a scene or other trigger such as, you walk into a room flip the switch and it also causes other areas of the house to do things, you'll want Instant Status. If you don't care that it takes a minute or more for the other things to happen after you flipped the switch, then relying on polling alone will be adequate.

I would guess that Instant Status is not required about 90% of the time. But, everyone will have at least one switch where they want Instant Status, sooner or later.