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#312181 24-Mar-2024 15:31
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Hi there -

We have just purchased a new home and it doesn’t have light switches on the wall where the bed goes. I’ve installed smart controllers in our previous house, so very familiar with doing so but this situation is a little different (I think). I would want two wireless switches that will control the ‘master’ switch that’s on the other side of the wall, so we can have a switch on each side of the bed.

Does something like this exist? Have tried Googling but struggling to find exactly what I’m after. I also realise I could just put a smart controller on the main switch and use our phones but that’s a bit of a hassle when compared to having something physical and quick to turn on / off.

If anyone can suggest something that may fit this bill, that would be amazing. Added points if these remote switches can also do dimming too!!

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  #3210207 24-Mar-2024 15:59
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  #3210288 24-Mar-2024 18:48
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Thanks Stu :).

Would rather not buy into the Hue ecosystem, it’s bloody expensive for what it is. I’m assuming I would need to install a controller and new lightbulbs to use that switch?

Was hoping there would be a Meross or Moses option from Ali Express to use with Smart Life. Also not opposed to moving to Zigbee.

Just not too sure how to tie in two new smart switches into an existing, dumb, switch.

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  #3210347 24-Mar-2024 20:05
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Look at Shelly WiFi switches. No hub needed. A 1pm will do you





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  #3210415 24-Mar-2024 21:19
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davidcole: Look at Shelly WiFi switches. No hub needed. A 1pm will do you



In itself, that won't quite meet the OPs brief - however Selly also make a wifi button that you can program, which would work perfectly in this situation.

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  #3210418 24-Mar-2024 21:24
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Ahh right. Yeah not sure of any smart switches here. There’s some zigbee ones or as you said a button. But I’m assuming that’s battery.




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  #3210435 25-Mar-2024 02:09
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JStew: Thanks Stu :).

Would rather not buy into the Hue ecosystem, it’s bloody expensive for what it is. I’m assuming I would need to install a controller and new lightbulbs to use that switch?

Was hoping there would be a Meross or Moses option from Ali Express to use with Smart Life. Also not opposed to moving to Zigbee.

Just not too sure how to tie in two new smart switches into an existing, dumb, switch.

 

 

 

I have been testing both Hue and the Tuya Smartlife devices. I find Hue is so much easier and more reliable. Hue can be sourced on special from time to time. 


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  #3210438 25-Mar-2024 06:19
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Not smart or dimming but high quality NZ designed and supplied product: https://www.gemlighting.co.nz/

 

 




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  #3210443 25-Mar-2024 08:11
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Thanks guys, all great options. Not too sure which option I'll go with yet, also considering putting in Home Assistant but just want to think about what I want out of the setup first.


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  #3210460 25-Mar-2024 10:02
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I would look at swapping the wall switch out for a legit certified locally available tuya based one and then getting an aliexpress tuya zigbee hub and some battery push buttons. Can make rules in the app so that press one button, turn the switch on, press the other and turn the switch off.

 

Zigbee hub is in the choice deals for around $12 and the battery switches about the same.





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  #3210468 25-Mar-2024 10:28
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richms:

 

I would look at swapping the wall switch out for a legit certified locally available tuya based one and then getting an aliexpress tuya zigbee hub and some battery push buttons. Can make rules in the app so that press one button, turn the switch on, press the other and turn the switch off.

 

Zigbee hub is in the choice deals for around $12 and the battery switches about the same.

 

 

Thanks Rich. Any suggestions for these (as in actual products)?


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  #3210471 25-Mar-2024 10:35
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The bunnings Deta and Arlec ranges are all Tuya based. I have a bunch of it and it's 'fine'


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  #3210472 25-Mar-2024 10:35
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JStew:

 

Thanks Rich. Any suggestions for these (as in actual products)?

 

 

No because the choice deals do not have a page that they will be cheap on. You have to go search the site for what you want, click thru a few of them and then a little while later the choice deals will be full of them.

 

 

 

 

 

Was below the threshold so I paid freight onit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have this set up in the shed to turn on and off the lights and fan because often the music is too loud for alexa to hear me.

 

Zigbee is fine when the remote and sensor is within range of the base and you are not trying to mesh it up with loads of powered devices. Once you have the control zigbee going thru the same mesh as 15+ lightbulbs that you're trying to control that is a laggy mess.

 

 





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