I’m currently building a covered patio and trying to figure out best route to control two outdoor ceiling fans. I figure I might be able to control the lights through smartbulbs, but not sure if I will have a neutral wire to put in a smart switch. I am curious what others have done or would recommend?
See the community FAQ, it covers the current fan options. (The topic title mentions Alexa, but it’s the same method whether you are using a voice assistant or not.)
Almost all of the solutions do require a neutral wire, although there are one or two that don’t. However, if this is new construction and you are in the US, the building code will probably require a neutral in any case.