GE Jasco 12723 Add-on Switch: Does it have indicator/locator/night-light?

The graphics for the GE installation manual show NO indicator. Amazon and Home Depot pictures shows NO indicator. Pictures on the JASCO website SHOWS an indicator:

1st photo shows indicator

I’ve called Jasco support and gotten answers Yes and No!

I have a Jasco 45710 which appears to be the 12723 in cheaper packaging; the 45710 has NO indicator.

Somebody who owns the 12723, pls tell me! If it exists, is it blue?


It does not.


OK, thanks for the feedback, guys.
Any idea WHY no indicator LED on the GE add-on switch? An LED cost maybe $.05, is that the only reason? Levition offers Add-on aka Remote switches with indicators as an option…I don’t know the electronics for the Traveler wire for the different brands, but I understand they’re proprietary communication protocols. Maybe GE electronics makes an indicator impossible?

I’m wanting a night-light indicator for the add-on switch in a dark hallway.

That’s a good question, but I believe the answer lies in the fact that the add-on switch (unlike unsmart 3-way switches) isn’t actually switching power to the load. It is just reporting a change of state of the switch to the master.

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This is the reason why. The add-on isn’t designed to have constant power as it stands.

They could add this but it adds an extra wire requirement at the add-on location. However, most 3-way/4-way setups would ahve this wire anyway if wired traditionally.

Hi Brandon,
You’re exactly right, just been reviewing the Levition wiring diagram and it indicates their Add-on/Remote with indicator requires 3 wires. Unlike GE remotes w/o indicator which require only 2 wires. Leviton remotes with indicators apparently need Hot and Neutral lines to power the ~5 milliamps to the indicator LED; plus the “traveler” wire to send the control signal. I was naively hoping the ~5ma could be carried on the traveler wire as 60hz while control I’m guessing is kilohertz.

But you’re also right, this is a retrofit of mechanical 3-way switch…perhaps not the most traditional arrgt, Line-Switch-Load Switch, but on paper, I’ve convinced myself can also power the remote LED. It looks exactly like the diagram for GE 3-way switches from jhamstead except the previously unused black wire in the 3-wire Romex now goes to the Levition Remote black terminal.

Thanks to all for your responses!