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Old 02-07-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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I'm trying to do something that seems very simple to me, but I can't seem to find any products that can do it. I'm trying to add a second (remote) switch to an existing single-pole dimmer switch, effectively creating a standard three-way dimmer switch setup, but with one of the two switches wireless. I have no problem replacing the existing dimmer switch, but I'd really rather not have to run any wires. I could provide a constant hot to the wireless switch, but I'd rather have one that ran on batteries.

The existing setup is a simple single-location, single pole/single throw dimmer switch, which controls the lights in my living room. I would also like to switch the lights on/off from my bedroom doorway, on the other side of the room from the existing switch. Control of the dimming level from the bedroom is not necessary. I would like something that is wireless, and that sticks to the wall and looks like a light switch. All the products I've found seem to be not quite right, or designed for something slightly different.

Anybody have any ideas?

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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After doing a bit of searching, I'd suggest looking at the Lutron Maestro line. Looks like you can pick up one of their "Primary Dimmer"s and then add wireless remote controls.

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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I really like INSTEON devices from smarthome but you can go with X10 and a few others too. Maybe start at smarthome.com and see what they have then shop around.
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