Fan plus light switch


(Jeff DeJaegher) #1

Trying to figure out how to switch out a switch that controls light and fan speed in one switch that connects to SmartThings. Does anyone know of a switch that can do all 3. I already installed the fan and works of the current switch that came with. I can control fan speed and the light level.


#2

Insteon makes an 8 button zwave switch that you could set up 8 different scenes for. (Lights on/off, fan on/off, low, med, high) however, it won’t connect to a ceiling fan through rf. I believe what you’re looking for would require the HOF zigbee fan reciever. You can find everything you need to know here.


(Jeff DeJaegher) #3

That sounds like a allot of work.The fan is already installed and form the looks of it I would have to pull the fan down to place the HOF zigbee fan receiver in the opening. I have the GE zwave switch for fans but doesn’t have a light control. I would think there would be a product that just adds that function. I also dislike using custom device handlers also. Any updates in my past experiences cause me have to go fix something.


#4

It’s actually fairly simple. Yes, it would require reinstallation of the fan and a custom DTH, I am new to this stuff and it was all pretty straight forward. I understand you not wanting to do that, however.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe there is a single switch to control both lights and fans, like you want, as of now. Do you have a pic of your current switch? I’m kind of curious what it looks like.


(Mark) #5

I agree, it depends a lot on what your current switch and wiring are like, which is unclear from what you’ve posted so far. A description or pics would be helpful.