Pardon me if this has been discussed before but I suspect I don’t know the terminology well enough to search for what I’m looking for.
I currently have a couple of outside lights that I have turn on and off based on sunrise and sunset. These do not have any sort of a physical switch so what I’d like to do is add some sort of a smart switch near my back door that will create an event I can use to trigger my “on” and “off” automations.
I’d like a paddle switch that looks like a regular light switch that simply creates an event. This switch would not have any physical electrical connection to the lights but would just be a controller. All of the switches I’ve looked at appear to work opposite to what I’m looking for in that they physically control the lights and allow events to trigger the switch.
Is there such a device that I’m looking for? Any information to get me started would be appriciated.