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Does anyone have any experience with the Sylvania Smart+ Dimmer Switch? It occurs to me that this may be a decent solution for anyone who doesn't have a neutral wire for setting up most the other z-wave and zigbee light switches.
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LooseMovements wrote:
Dec 18th, 2017 2:50 pm
Does anyone have any experience with the Sylvania Smart+ Dimmer Switch? It occurs to me that this may be a decent solution for anyone who doesn't have a neutral wire for setting up most the other z-wave and zigbee light switches.
This seems like a nice solution, but guessing only works with non dimmable regular light switches.
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EEE2 wrote:
Dec 18th, 2017 3:26 pm
This seems like a nice solution, but guessing only works with non dimmable regular light switches.
No idea. I'm having issues finding ANY documentation on these, even from Sylvania.

Best I can find is this PDF. I'm still unclear how this would dim a light but for simple on off it could work.
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LooseMovements wrote:
Dec 18th, 2017 3:30 pm
No idea. I'm having issues finding ANY documentation on these, even from Sylvania.

Best I can find is this PDF. I'm still unclear how this would dim a light but for simple on off it could work.
Why not try the ones I found that work really nice without neutral wire.
Lutron Caseta Wireless In-Wall Dimmer, White
no neutral needed, downside you need to buy a kit that comes with the bridge, but after that you can add as many as you want.
Second downside you need to buy qualified led bulbs.
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I'm trying to look for a 3-way smart wifi light switch (dimmer not required) to control some lights in my house. The only switch i found that i can easily get from HD was the Decora Smart Switch with Wi-Fi Technology, but i have to get the decora companion light switch for the other the end of the 3-way, which HD doesn't carry. What are my other options for a 3-way smart light switch? I currently don't have a hub, and would like to stay away from getting one. TIA!
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You could do the Lutron Caseta switches, but they are dimmers as well. Or you could look to order the companion switch online.

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CNeufeld wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 10:39 am
You could do the Lutron Caseta switches, but they are dimmers as well. Or you could look to order the companion switch online.

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Thanks. I did look into that option of ordering the companion switch online directly from Decora, but it's going to end up costing me almost, if not over $100 for both switches. I'll take a look at the lutron caseta switches, but the only problem is that my light fixture is not dimmable.
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Deevusone wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 10:45 am
Thanks. I did look into that option of ordering the companion switch online directly from Decora, but it's going to end up costing me almost, if not over $100 for both switches. I'll take a look at the lutron caseta switches, but the only problem is that my light fixture is not dimmable.
The switches have "Off/On" and then "Up/Down" buttons. If you just use the Off/On buttons, you should be ok.

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CNeufeld wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 10:51 am
The switches have "Off/On" and then "Up/Down" buttons. If you just use the Off/On buttons, you should be ok.

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I just looked up the caseta switch and it looks like i need to buy a hub/wireless kit to work.
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Nope. You can get a hub, if you want. But you definitely don't need one. When we first set ours up, it was to provide 2 remote switches on either side of the bed to control the main bedroom light. Worked fine, didn't have a hub. Since then, I put in a Wink hub, which can talk directly to the Caseta switches. Now I can turn on the bedroom light from anywhere in the house.

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CNeufeld wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 11:25 am
..... Worked fine, didn't have a hub. Since then, I put in a Wink hub, which can talk directly to the Caseta switches. Now I can turn on the bedroom light from anywhere in the house.

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That's my end goal, is to have the light controlled anywhere via phone. so i guess a hub is needed.
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Deevusone wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 11:29 am
That's my end goal, is to have the light controlled anywhere via phone. so i guess a hub is needed.
Keep in mind that you can only control the Caseta switches directly with a Wink or Wink 2 hub. I believe if you want to connect them to a SmartThings hub (or any other hub), you need to get the Caseta hub too.

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CNeufeld wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 11:46 am
Keep in mind that you can only control the Caseta switches directly with a Wink or Wink 2 hub. I believe if you want to connect them to a SmartThings hub (or any other hub), you need to get the Caseta hub too.

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That's what i was afraid of, having to purchase hubs for the light switch to work. And with the added costs, it seems paying the $100 for both the smart switch and companion switch seems the best (at the moment) solution for me. Unless someone else here knows of a better and cheaper solution.
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Deevusone wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 11:49 am
That's what i was afraid of, having to purchase hubs for the light switch to work. And with the added costs, it seems paying the $100 for both the smart switch and companion switch seems the best (at the moment) solution for me. Unless someone else here knows of a better and cheaper solution.
TP-Link should be releasing their HS210 3 way switch soon (if not out already). Like their other switches, it's wifi so no hub required.
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Phat$ wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 2:29 pm
TP-Link should be releasing their HS210 3 way switch soon (if not out already). Like their other switches, it's wifi so no hub required.
Cool, i guess I'll just wait for them to release it.

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