3-way switching a desktop lamp?


Old 11-17-18, 06:35 PM
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3-way switching a desktop lamp?

Hi everyone,

My bedroom has a switched outlet by the entrance door which is plugged to my bedside lamp. It's very convenient to turn the wall switch on when I enter, then the lamp's switch off once in bed. Problem is... the lamp is off from last night. The wall switch and lamp are just 4 feet apart, but it's just this little annoying thing.

The internet is full of diagrams for 3-way switching with a traveler wire between two wall switches. But I'm not going to punch a new hole in the wall, drill through studs etc. just for that.

1. Is there a way to set up 3-way switching between the wall switch and the lamp's (in-line) switch, without creating something very non-code-compliant?

2. Lutron sells a Caseta+Pico kit for $50 that includes a smart switch and a dedicated little remote (which I'd put next to the lamp). I don't want Smartphone control, Alexa or anything like that... just to solve the above situation. Do you think this is a good scenario for it, or overkill?

3. Any other better/cheaper/obvious solution I'm not considering?

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