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Samyan
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Thailand
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Posted - 08/26/2020 :  03:45:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My basement is wired in a way that requires flipping 6 switches in 4 different locations throughout the space in order to turn on all the main lights. I was trying to figure out if there was a smart switch solution that would allow me to be able to turn on some combination at the first switch that would then turn on all the others automatically.

I have a Wink hub, so i wasn't sure if i had all smart switches, could I use some kind of IFTTT rule?

If there is a better way to do this (other than rewiring the whole basement), I'm completely open to it since this is my first foray into using automation to fix an annoyance.

Thanks

Edited by - Samyan on 08/26/2020 03:47:05 AM

oberkc
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USA
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Posted - 08/26/2020 :  03:59:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I expect that most "smart" switches requires hot and neutral at each switch box. Do you have that?

I use insteon switches and can tell you that these could solve your problem, but don't know whether they work with the wink. I also use z-wave switches but with a different hub than the wink, and this combination would work. I suspect others could as well, but don't use the wink hub or IFTTT to say for sure.
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jetfulfilled
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Philippines
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Posted - 09/23/2020 :  11:43:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool, same question here too.

quote:
Originally posted by Samyan

My basement is wired in a way that requires flipping 6 switches in 4 different locations throughout the space in order to turn on all the main lights. I was trying to figure out if there was a smart switch solution that would allow me to be able to turn on some combination at the first switch that would then turn on all the others automatically.

I have a Wink hub, so i wasn't sure if i had all smart switches, could I use some kind of IFTTT rule?

If there is a better way to do this (other than rewiring the whole basement), I'm completely open to it since this is my first foray into using automation to fix an annoyance.

Thanks


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oberkc
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USA
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Posted - 09/24/2020 :  03:52:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jetfulfilled

Cool, same question here too.





same answer
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Simonn
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Posted - 12/10/2020 :  10:14:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just like wall outlets, light switches have a limit on how much power they can handle, and different switches are rated for different levels of power. ... If you are overloading the switch, you have a serious fire risk and need to switch out the switch the handle the appropriate load. '
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