In my master bedroom there are about 5 outlets where the top plug is switched and the bottom one is always on. We just plug lamps into the top outlets, as anything else would be powered off when we hit the switch.
Due to Smarthing’s extremely high WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) I’ve been asked to add the bedroom lights to ST!
But…every in-wall switch I look at, such as the GE Z-Wave switch (which I have 3 of, and like a lot) specifically mention “in-wall lighting” or “overhead lighting” – giving me the distinct impression they aren’t designed for controlling outlets…
Is this just a CYA because they have no idea what devices might be plugged into a switched outlet?
Any reason I can’t use an in-wall switch to control a pair of lamp CFL/LED bulbs? Dimming would be nice, but optional.
(My other idea was a Link-style light bulb plugged into the ceiling fan lights which we don’t use, which didn’t have the same WAF as the normal switch…)