I am getting a ceiling fan replaced and looking for advice. I know this is a topic that has many threads that I have read, but still looking for direction.
My existing fan has no light and is controlled by a fan control switch on the wall. Originally I had planned to simply replace the fan and use a GE 3 speed Z-wave switch in the wall. The wife is now really wanting a fan with a light included. In looking at the options it appears that most folks are recommending the Hampton Bay Wink module from Home Depot and a community developed DTH
As I understand it this option while it would work would mean that my existing wall switch would not be needed.
I had thought about using the GE Fan control for fan and then possibly using a Z-wave micro dimmer in the light to control the light. Is this an option people have used previously ? Doing this would not leave me with an unneeded wall switch. I could also just put some smart bulbs in the fan and be done that way.
I do not want to go with something like the Bond because I want to keep it as simple as possible. Same goes for the Insteon option I have read about.
What is the latest thinking on a situation where the existing fan has a wall based motor control only and is being replaced with a fan light combo.