Remote Switch


Old 01-21-03, 07:00 PM
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Question Remote Switch

There is a flood light for the driveway which somehow is often left on because of forgetting to turn the switch (locate on first floor) off and don't notice it's on until we get upstairs. Instead of rerunning wires through all kinds of walls and plates, etc., etc., I heard of a radio-controlled switch that turn off the switch downstairs.

Has anybody else heard of such, and if so, could you give me more info on it (what's it called, manufacturer, where might I find it, etc.).

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Old 01-21-03, 07:16 PM
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Ed, you may want to consider a wall timer like is often used with whole house ventilation fans. Here is an example:

I use these on my whole house ventilation system, attic lights and basement lights. They are available with and without "hold" features and various time ranges from 10 or 15 minutes to hours.

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Yes, you can buy remote switches at some hardware stores (although I have not seen them at Home Depot). It will do what you want.

Or of course you can just buy a combo motion sensing and daylight sensing flood light.
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This company has been making the switches like you need for years. Not cheap but much cheaper than running wires in existing walls. Any electrical wholesale house should be able to assist you in obtaining the parts needed.
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Kotter, Mr. John Nelson and Lakes--

Thank you for the information! The Lutron RA system appears especially applicable and I will pursue that with the electric supply house.

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