Confused by some of the threads about this, so I thought I would ask specifically. I have a new home, and a traditional switched outlet. I have lamps plugged into the outlet and the light switch turns the lamps on and off.
I want to add a z-wave switch and replace the regular switch on the house. However, after removing the wall plate, the current switch only has 2 wires and a ground. A red and a black wire. No other switches work this outlet. Does this mean there’s no neutral? And don’t I need a neutral wire to install this switch?
The functionality I’m trying to get, is to be able to operate the lamps with my phone, or the mechanical switch.
I’m using the Lowe’s Z-Wave/IRIS on/off switch, and not a dimmer one. Let me know and thanks!