Some time ago, I wanted to have nice colorful lights in my automated home. And, not wanting to spend too much money, I went with the IWY lights.
But you know what they say… Buy cheaply and you will buy twice.
Which is exactly what happened, in the end, I got fed up with the missing backlink of the IWY bulbs and went with the “industry standard” of Hue lights. Also, they are considered to be the “hello world” of home automation systems. Any system worth its salt has to be able to talk to the Hue bulbs. Which, of course, includes openHAB.
Along the way I found a few more stumbling blocks, but this is another topic for another posting 🙂