Here in the UK the supermarket chain Lidl have recently been selling some very reasonably priced home automation gear. I believe they’ve been doing so across Europe. It’s all unbranded kit from Tuya, save for the “SilverCrest” branded hub which… well, it’s another Tuya device.
And you can see why! Tuya offer an IoT point-and-click product development platform where resellers can design their product range, rebrand the Tuya Smart Life app with their own logo and market their own product range (no doubt harvesting marketable user data in the process).
The products aren’t perfect, but they give Trådfri a very good run for the money and are all ZigBee 3.0, though they can be a bit twitchy, particularly with RGB control. They offer a variety of RGBCW lamps where R, G, or B at 100% is as bright as cold or warm white at 1%. Not a patch on the Hive RGBCW lamp I have for mucking about with, but then they’re more than 4x cheaper.
They apparently play well with Hue hubs, so I’ve picked one up for £20 on eBay. My accessories mesh on Hubitat starts dropping Xiaomi gear with the lamps connected and with no battery backup they’re not going near the security mesh.
Also, I didn’t realise you could have local control of a Hue hub via Homebridge. Very nice.