Controlling ligjts vs ceiling fan on switch?

So I was wondering if there were any options to being able to control a ceiling fan with lights separately from each other if they have a single switch.

So when I turn on the switch, the fan and lights are a single unit. If I want to control the fan or light separately, I need to pull the strings that hang from it.

Are there any options here?

You can search through the forum to see other threads that address this issue. The short answer is, no, there’s no off-the-shelf item that works with z-wave or zigbee. Although Home Depot may have one available hopefully sometime soon (it’s on their website but has never actually been in stock).

Your other options involve a fair amount of diy/hacking stuff together. Search for some keywords and you’ll find other threads.