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Control Dimmer 2 remotely using Smart Module/Switch 2?


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Hi,

 

I would like to set up a remote switch to dim/control a light. I can put the dimmer at the light and control it through an app, but I would like to add a physical switch.

 

I have a single pole switch in the wall for something else and I can convert it to a double and use that -- that would be ideal. But how to achieve this in practice?

 

I was thinking of using a smart module to smartify the existing toggle switch then to use the S2 connector without a load to talk to the Dimmer remotely. I guess turning the Dimmer on/off is probably reasonably simple using an association, but could one do more? E.g. if I installed a momentary switch at the smart module S2 terminal could that somehow be used to change the brightness of the remote dimmer?

 

Or is there a better device/solution? It seems to me that there is (probably small) need for a device which would go behind a physical light switch but without any relays, just to communicate the switch state to the controller. Is there such a thing? Is that what a Smart Implant does effectively? Te advantage would be that it could be much smaller, so would fit into tiny switch boxes.

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Yes, you could pretty easily use the smart implant to connect to the switch and write a scene that turns the light on and off. Note that although it is quite small, it runs on low voltage so you'd need a power supply as well. A fibaro switch would work fine as well.

 

With a momentary push button, you could also write a scene to control the brightness. Eg to cycle through predefined lighting levels 10% everytime you short press the button (this would need a global variable to record the brightness). A long press to toggle on and off. Double press for full brightness. 

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