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jobond

join:2004-10-21
Raleigh, NC

Remote or wireless turning a wall switch on and off

I have a light operated by 2 different wall switches..Want to be able to turn this light on an off either by a remote control or wireless..Anyone have some economical ideas?



LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada

Leviton makes a wireless 3way switch...

»www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/SectionD···te=10251

I'm not sure if it's "economical" or not - but it exists, anyways...

I used one of their remote switches at my last house - range wasn't great, but it worked fine.


jobond

join:2004-10-21
Raleigh, NC

Good suggestion..However I should have mentioned the 2 existing swithes are double boes.



LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
reply to jobond

Sorry - double boes? Not sure what you mean...


jobond

join:2004-10-21
Raleigh, NC

Typo.......Should be a double switch box.



joako
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reply to jobond

Maybe you can fit this behind the current switch:

»www.smarthome.com/2443-222/INSTE···e/p.aspx

But then you would need to un-3-way it and replace the other switch with either their SwitchLink or KeypadLinc
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djrobx
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reply to jobond

Z-wave 3 way switches are fairly cheap. Get that and a zwave remote.

»www.amazon.com/GE-45600-Z-Wave-H···ve+3+way

»www.amazon.com/GE-45613-Z-Wave-T···ve+3+way
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TampaVoIP

join:2002-05-10
Tampa, FL
reply to jobond

Smarthome's Insteon switches get my vote. In my master bedroom, there are no fewer than 6 light switches in 5 different locations. NONE of them near the bed. This solved it quite nicely AND I have full control over everything from the bed as well.


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reply to jobond

I can vouch for the Leviton 6697-W that LazMan posted about. I've had it for a few years and it works great.

Took the switch in the wall out, wire nutted the two ends together so all the outlets in the room are always on and put the Leviton switch in. Remote receiver on the other side of the room and wammo blammo. It works.

You can't use a custom wall plate, though which kinda sucks.

Got it at Lowes for like, no more than $25 or 30.