I have a single-gang switch that controls an overhead light above my back door. Installed in this single-gang is a GE/Jasco Z-Wave switch that controls this light and serves to trigger a virtual switch for a flood light on my detached garage. This set up has worked (nearly) flawlessly for the better part of three years.
Which brings me to my question: we’re having a patio installed with landscape lighting that I would like to control from inside my home. Would it be possible to replace this single-gang GE/Jasco Z-Wave switch with a standard, single-gang dual single-pole switch? Such as the following:
Along with a couple Aeotec Micro Switches one to control the actual, hard-wired switch that currently occupies the gang (controlling the porch light) and the other to interpret switching activity from the second switch to toggle the virtual switch (controlling the landscape lighting). It’s this bit that I am a bit unsure of. Is this possible?
This thread, GE zwave paddle -12722 as a dummy switch for a virtual 3-way? , seems most similar to my use case but doesn’t address whether or not a micro switch would be able to interpret commands without an actual load influencing its interaction with ST.
Any help is appreciated.
P.S. I know that there are plenty of valid alternative solutions to the one I am seeking a above (I imagine the following suggestions would be popular: ‘use a minimote’, ‘add a second gang, it’s easy’).