I am looking to set up my bedroom fan/light combo to be separately controlled via an Echo Dot/Smarthings. My current issue is that my home is older and only has one gang box with one wire going from the wall switch to the ceiling. Current set up is wall switch wire runs to the ceiling where the fan and light are controlled by the switch and we use the pull strings to control them separately.
I will be using the GE fan control switch to control the fan. And either 2 smart bulbs or the micro switch to control the lighting. We plan on using an echo dot to control them most of the time. My issue is I would like to still have a physical switch on the wall to control either just the lights or both for when the MIL comes she won’t get confused and can easily turn the lights on(fan isn’t an issue at all if we have to include it to make it work not a big deal.)
At first my plan was to put all the switches up in the fan unit and then use a door/window sensor in the wall switch and connect it via wires to have basically a physical virtual switch. That will get tough to fit in the wall though.
Has anyone used a GE light control switch or any other type of switch that doesn’t physically send the load to the lights and just controls smart bulbs via a virtual switch? Would make for a cleaner and easier install.
Not sure if the switches can even work that way or not.
I’ve seen the other posts about trying to figure this type of project out but haven’t see a good way to still have a physical switch with my wiring set up.
Thanks for any help!