Hello! I am hoping someone can tell me a solution to some switches that I have.
Our house has what I call low voltage switches, for lights. Each room has a paddle button switch and that paddle button just has a 2 wire connection to a controller in our attic. When that button is pressed, it controls that controller and turns on or off the light. I can remove that paddle switch and just press the wires together and have the same effect.
The lights that these switches are powering on and off are also smart bulbs. So any time someone presses the button for off, I lose my connection to the light and thus control. What I am looking for is a switch that replaces my paddle switch but looks a responds like a regular switch. I would in effect leave the light int he on state, disconnect the existing switch with a Z-wave or other type of switch. It would, therefore, need to be battery powered.
I am currently testing and using the ZRC-90US device. it works great. But. I do not need 8 buttons at each location. Just 1. I guess I could use that and program all buttons to the same smart light so no matter what you press it toggles the light! But that would be spendy to have in several locations in the house.
Any thoughts on where to look? I see Dry Contact devices, and they seem they could work, but they require a power source, which in my existing wall box, i do not have!
Hopefully this makes sense.
Thanks for any advice!