Wireless-activated Receptacle

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Old 02-08-13, 12:19 PM
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Wireless-activated Receptacle

I need a wireless-activated receptacle to complete an undercabinet LED upgrade.

Replaced kitchen u.c florescent fixtures with LED strip lights; hard-wired an LED transformer (a.k.a, "driver") to existing switched circuit. I need to tie into this same circuit a LED strip light in an island. Kitchen is on-slab. Island has power, but access to conduit stub is impossible without tearing apart the island.

I need a device that ties into the existing switched circuit which sends a wireless signal to a receiver within a purpose-designed receptacle to turn the island LED strip on/off with the rest of the circuit. Optionally, I imagine plugging into the island circuit a 12v transformer that also can be switched on/off wirelessly with the rest of the LED strips.

I've spent waaaay too much time keyword searching the Internet for a product that fits my application, but without luck. Anyone seen any products that I describe? I'd appreciate responses with links to specific devices for me to consider.
 
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Old 02-08-13, 01:04 PM
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Here is an example of one. It's self-powered so no wiring at the switch end. Basic Wireless Light Switch Kit - White
 
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Old 02-08-13, 02:47 PM
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A friend of mine just moved into an old farm house with all pull chain lights. He picked up a bunch of Westek remotely switched light sockets and remote receptacles. I was surprised.....they worked pretty well. Pretty inexpensive too.

Wall Mounted Switch and Plug-In Receiver-RFK100LC at The Home Depot
 
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Old 02-08-13, 06:59 PM
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There is also X-10 .......have been using their stuff for years.....

Home Automation Remotes : X10.com!


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Old 02-08-13, 07:44 PM
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I had a similar situation with some sconces. The new scones I installed didn't have built in switches and I wasn't able to to install a wall switch for them. I installed some devices similar to x-10 but are called Insteon. Got them from smarthome.com. I haven't been there in awhile, but there may be other options as well.
 
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Old 02-09-13, 09:36 AM
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I need a device that ties into the existing switched circuit which sends a wireless signal to a receiver within a purpose-designed receptacle to turn the island LED strip on/off with the rest of the circuit. Optionally, I imagine plugging into the island circuit a 12v transformer that also can be switched on/off wirelessly with the rest of the LED strips.
There may be other ways to have both come on and go off together, but the only way that comes to mind for me is to replace the existing switch with an X10 receiver switch, plug the light in(?) the island into an X10 light controller, plug a base station in somewhere, set all three to the same code and use the base station, a hand-held remote or a wall-mounted X10 transmitter switch to control these lights.

It appears from what you posted that the receptacle at the island that the lights are plugged into there is a dedicated receptacle that is not part of the required small appliance branch circuit. If that is so, why not just interrupt the feed for that at the other end?

I'm not aware of any wireless transmitter that can be activated, or switched, by the presence or absence of 120V.
 
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