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Kcmstrpiece 01-28-2013 12:49 AM

Remote Controlled Light switch
 
Hey guys,

I am curious as to how to rig a light switch (like a normal, on the wall on/off switch) into a remote controlled version. I am looking for something subtle, so it should still look like a light switch, and function normally as one, as well as being remotely controlled. Any ideas?

Thanks!

KC

joecaption 01-28-2013 12:54 AM

Just Google remote light switch, lots of them come up.
Levitron is one company that makes them.

gregzoll 01-28-2013 08:50 AM

Go to smarthome.com. There are plenty to choose from.

Kcmstrpiece 01-28-2013 11:02 AM

I guess I was looking for a way to make this homemade, so if I went to a hardware store, what parts exactly would I be looking for?

gregzoll 01-28-2013 11:21 AM

There is no way to make it homemade. Go to smarthome.com, or check at Lowe's, Home Depot, Menard's if you have one in your area. This stuff is usually in the aisle that the rest of home automation & networking stuff is at. X10 is the common stuff you will find, but does not play well with certain things, that also use the home electrical wiring for communications.

Here are some choices from Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cata...gry=Search+All

Kcmstrpiece 01-28-2013 11:38 AM

Not to provoke an angry response, I believe it is possible. And that home depot link has interesting products, but NOT what I am looking for. I am looking for a device I can insert on the back of a light switch, like connected to the wires, and with the press of a button on a remote can turn the lights on/off, I have some ideas, I was just looking if anyone else had input.

Thanks,

KC

gregzoll 01-28-2013 01:03 PM

Not going to happen. You will have to swap out the complete switch with the remote controlled module.

waynestractor 02-01-2013 10:39 AM

Look at Skylink.com, they have receivers that go in the lights themselves and can be controlled remotely...may work for your application.

Seattle2k 02-02-2013 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kcmstrpiece (Post 1104022)
Not to provoke an angry response, I believe it is possible. And that home depot link has interesting products, but NOT what I am looking for. I am looking for a device I can insert on the back of a light switch, like connected to the wires, and with the press of a button on a remote can turn the lights on/off, I have some ideas, I was just looking if anyone else had input.

Thanks,

KC


http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051

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If you use CFL or LED bulbs, make sure the product you choose is compatible.

rmlxiii 02-23-2013 06:06 PM

Kinda what I am also tryig to do
 
What I am looking to do is this:

I have two lights, both operate off their own SPST switch. Nothing special. But, what I would like to do is connect them in a way that I have one switch controlling them both without installing new wiring.

I see remote switches out there but I am not sure if any of them will work in my situation. If I had enough room for another switch I would use some of the standard remote stuff out there but I don't.

waynestractor 02-23-2013 06:30 PM

You can use a Skylink TB-318 wireless switch and 2 MR-318 receivers programmed to that switch to control both lights at the same time.

stickboy1375 02-24-2013 05:04 PM

Lutron Wireless Pico and Maestro switches are what you want.

Red Squirrel 02-24-2013 06:48 PM

If you want to get creative, there's always Arduino. They have some wireless stuff too, or you can just write a computer program that is networked and you can control it from a smart phone.

This is probably beyond the scope you'd want to go to though, but if you have questions I can try to help with that. I have a few custom home automation/monitoring things I've setup including a network controlled thermostat.

e3belectrical 02-25-2013 04:08 PM

Look for Skylink.com or Amazon you can find it there.

SinCityKid 02-25-2013 09:33 PM

Try Here: Remote


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