Fan/Light switch


(Rick S) #1

Hello everyone,

I have several GE/Jasco light/dimmer switches, they seem to work well for me.

What I am looking for is a Fan/Light switch that is similar in style and reliability. I have 2 fans that need to have the switches replaced as I hate the current design.

Thanks in advance
Rick


(Brian Diehl) #2

Are you looking for an on/off switch or a fan switch that does multiple speeds?

What you can do is head to the compatible device list here: https://www.smartthings.com/compatible-products

And click on the column for Type to sort alphabetically by type. Check out the switches and also dimmers to see what looks best to you.


(Rick S) #3

Thanks Brian for the link, I will be sure to bookmark it

What I was hoping to find but didn’t see is a multi speed fan switch along with a dimmer control for the light all in 1 unit.

The current switches I have, have very small buttons for the light on/off and the fan settings looks like the dial on an ipod touch, all built into a single decorator style switch, way too much and way too small on the buttons

Thanks, Rick


(Brian Diehl) #4

I think there is only 1 multi-speed fan switch listed which is from Leviton.

I don’t think you can get one with everything in a single gang-profile that is smart.


(Rick S) #5

Thanks Brian,

So what is the suggested method of controlling both the fan and light in the fan?

I have 2 other fans that have just an on/off switch and a remote to control the fan speed/reverse/light. Is that a better option for me providing I can get a smart remote to control the fan/light?

Rick


(Brian Diehl) #6

Is it 1 set of wires from the fan or did they run 2 (1 for the fan and 1 for the light)?
If it’s only 1, I’m not sure what can be done. If it’s 2 sets, you could always upgrade to a 2-gang box and put in separate controls for each.

I think some other people (likely against code, but I’m not an electrician so I can’t say for sure) have wired up the light to always be powered and then use a smart bulb so it can be turned “off” without ever losing power.


(David) #7

There are several possible solutions to this problem, all with caveats.

I have 2 ceiling fans in my master bedroom that had separate wires for the fan and the lights coming into the switch box. This is the way i handled my situation: