I ordered a bunch of switches from GW Z-Wave Lowe’s and finally got around to installing one last night. Unfortunately, I discovered that the standard switch requires a neutral wire, and the 1939 wiring in much of my house doesn’t have one. Looks like I should have read the amazon reviews, where lots of people mention this. With some basic googling, it looks like I’m kind of stuck, switch-wise, without a neutral.
I think these could be a possible solution:
But this would be for overhead lights, and those rather cryptically say that they’re “not recommended for base above bulb fixtures.”
Does anybody have any other ideas?
Oh, and the positive side of this discovery is that I can now focus my switch replacement efforts on the newly wired lighting in the house. On to the recessed lighting dimmers!