Old Grumpy Bastard
Here you go bro.I actually have that issue right now. A good customer of mine wants to add a 3 way switch system to a stairwell, currently there is only a switch at the top of the stairs. It will be a lot of work to hardwire it and I don't feel like doing it.
Tell me what I need!
Talk to their engineers and see what they say, it sounds like a worthwhile addition to me.I do wish that Lutron would make a hardwired Pico. That would get rid of the battery. Often it's easy to have 120V at both locations, it's the interconnecting wiring that's the issue.
http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Products/Pages/SingleRoomControls/CasetaWireless/Overview.aspxThe documentation shows using this in an already existing 3-way situation. I need to make a normal light into a 3-way. I would also prefer no dimmer, it would confuse the situation.
This is for a common stairwell in a two family house. Half the people don't speak English. A dimmer won't work.You have to go with the dimmer, Hack. They ramp up and ramp down. They're not instant. Not bad, just different.
But the dumpster would've been mad at you.I don't think you'll have any problems with the Lutron, Hack. People learn to push buttons really fast.
The only problem I had with Lutron was when I was renovating the house of an engineer who was a complete idiot. He had a panic attack because Lutron was Decora and everything else in his house was old style toggles. This guy was such a pain that, if I had killed him and thrown his body in the dumpster, his wife would have fallen in love with me.
Oh, I guess I got confused by this:It's only a dimmer if you want it to be a dimmer.
I still don't think the ramping up and down and excessive buttons is appropriate in a rental common area. I'd rather a typical toggle switch.You have to go with the dimmer, Hack. They ramp up and ramp down. They're not instant. Not bad, just different.