Looking for recommendation for a ZigBee or Z-Wave toggle wall switch to replace an existing two wire wall switch with no neutral. This is a different project from the bathroom fan project
The Hampton Bay receiver in that bedroom room works great as long as my wife does not inadvertently flip the switch on her way out. Then the receiver has no power and can’t be controlled remotely.
What i am looking for is a toggle wall switch that is not connected to the house wiring, but rather like the Hampton Bay 68109 which uses a coin battery. I tried using that control, but my wife does not like having to fumble around in a dark room pressing buttons on the wall remote trying to turn the light on, and ends up turning the fan on.
I am looking for a battery powered Zigbee or Z-Wave wall toggle switch to replace the existing wall switch. I plan to connect the load and line together with a wire nut so the receiver has power at all times, and when the switch is flipped on or off, it sends a command to the SmartThings hub to turn the light on or off.
Perhaps someone makes such a thing or there is an alternate solution
My wife is old school and tolerates my “d*mn SmartThings” because certain things do make her life easier.
If there is no battery powered switch is there something that does connect to existing wiring but the switch does not directly control the receiver, so when it is flipped off the receiver still has power and by flipping the switch it sends a request to the hub to turn the light on or off?