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Old 02-15-2018, 01:33 PM   #21
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Alexa , flash bedroom lights if wife comes home early
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:01 PM   #22
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Alexa, turn on the stairwell light.
Alexa, turn on the stairwell light.
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Alexa, turn on the stairwell light.

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ALEXA. TURN. ON. THE. STAIR. WELL. LIGHT.

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COME ON ALEXA PLEASE JUST TURN ON THE STAIRWELL LIGHT.

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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ALEXA TURN ON THE ****ING LIGHT YOU MISERABLE BITCH.

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Old 02-15-2018, 05:53 PM   #23
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I've never used the Insteon stuff, but it looked like you could possibly pair up one of their led bulbs with a set of wireless controllers? I don't know that Lutron has a wireless controlled lamp. You'd have to find a place to attach and keep accessible the Powpak, I think they call it. The switch only Pico's aren't bad, its just on and off. The Caseta ones they sell at Home Depot have dimming and presets, stuff you don't need for this. I do this sort of install with the wireless switching and no dimming than with dimming. Just did it in a dentist office where they added a spiral staircase to the office upstairs. This one had wired switches up and down, but needed to turn on down from up and vice versa. Quick, easy, no damage.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:38 PM   #24
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http://illumra.com/products/wireless...-switch-kit-2/

They have 2 wiring diagrams. You said its an older home so I linked this one
http://illumra.com/wp-content/upload...WIRE_BASIC.pdf


And yes its pretty expensive
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:20 PM   #25
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Jeez, nobody finished this for @HackWork yet?

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Look at this -

http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocum...ary/048567.pdf

Those dimmers are listed for installation in the ceiling. So you could put it above the box for the fixture. I think the first two would work and the third through the fifth might too.

So you'd pair the pico PJ2-2B 's with those dimmers (before sealing it up above the ceiling if you're smart).

Then just make sure you select a bulb off lutron's compatibility list. Although since the PJ2-2B appears to be on-off, it might not matter.

If you can't even get the box out, there are zwave socket inserts to go between the fixture socket and the bulb - but at that point is it really even electrical work?
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:48 PM   #26
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I have used the system that bostonPedro posted before. They use EnOcean technology for wireless and I thought they were being discontinued, but apparently they still are available under many different names.

The switches don't need batteries, which is nice. You can stick them to a wall with a very shallow surface mounted box or make them look like a normal switch if you cut a box or low voltage ring in.

They look exactly like decora switches and function similarly, only they reset to the center each time instead of staying up or down.

I think they are the best option in this instance. As long as the light has a large enough canopy I could put the entire receiver in it.
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Glad I found this.......looking for a solution for an older home remodel.....
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Glad I found this.......looking for a solution for an older home remodel.....
https://www.amazon.com/Three-Way-Wir...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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http://www.skylinkhome.com/products/...omation-system

The Receiver switches are ugly, but they have dimming and non dimming modules you can stuff behind a light. The wall transmitters are standard decora shape and almost the same look. Use any decora plate you want with them. Back is flat, so you can just sheetrock screw them to the wall if you want. Stuff is cheap and sold at amazon.
Now all I have to do is order it, Come to NJ to install it and make sure Hax gets his check.
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