I ordered a GE add-On switch hoping I could wire a single bulb light to it, Did I buy the right thing? The box says something about a controler switch. I was hoping to use it like I do my we-mo switches, but with smartthings instead.
Yeah, probably not. Add on switches are to act as the 2nd switch in a 3-way switch set up. The add on switch has no radio in it. So it’s intended application is as an “add on” to a master which does have a radio.
The GE add on switch will only work as a remote to a GE master switch. It can’t be used on its own.
See the FAQ
So I need one of these and then I can remotely control a three way switch? https://www.amazon.com/GE-Lighting-Control-Switch-Z-Wave/dp/B0035YRCR2/ref=pd_bxgy_60_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0035YRCR2&pd_rd_r=N60ZE6AWVC01BDS5HDV5&pd_rd_w=ClAwm&pd_rd_wg=b0KMw&psc=1&refRID=N60ZE6AWVC01BDS5HDV5-
That would get you simple on / off.
You can use that add-on switch with the Dimmer
Or Fan Control
Shawn has got you covered there.