I have no neutral wires in my switch boxes, and I don’t want to pay an electrician to find them. To make my lights in question work, I installed Aeotec micro switches in the box at the fixture. Works great. Problem is that the light switch has to stay turned on.
I have several options:
- Leave it as-is and hope no one turns off the light switch.
- Remove the light switch, and just connect the wires so it is always on.
- Use something like the Lightify Smart Switch (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0196M620Y, appearance would probably not pass the wife test)
But, what I really want is something that looks like a wall-powered light switch, but is really a button (or two buttons: on/off). Since the wiring in the switch box must always be on, this device would always be on, and toggling the switch part of it would just be a button.
I can’t find such a thing. Does such a device exist?
Are there in-wall switches like the GE ones that could be wired to accomplish this? I know they need hot/neutral, and then out to the circuit they are controlling, so could I wire the switch inline, with nothing actually being controlled by the switch?