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post #1 of 4 Old 01-17-2013, 02:39 AM - Thread Starter
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Is there any wireless system that fulfills either one or two of my criteria listed below?

* State feedback. The controller can see whether power is distributed trough the switch or not.
* Wall switch can override wireless switch when connected in series and vica versa. I.e. when wireless switch and wall switch is off, if wall switch is switched on, light is switched on. Same goes for if wireless switch is turned on.

Hope you understand what I'm trying to describe here smile.gif
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-17-2013, 07:52 AM
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I'm new to the HA world and maybe am not reading your questions right. But don't ALL the major players do this? I'm starting to get into Z-Wave now, but I think Z-Wave, Zigbee, Insteon, etc do this>?
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State Feedback: For the most part, yes they all do it on some level. But there are various subtleties to it and it is not consistent even within for example Z-Wave between manufacturers. I don't know if there is a detailed comparison of this across devices somewhere. Lutron patents are one of the reasons why this varies.

Wall Switch: Somewhat ambiguous as to whether you are talking about leaving standard wall switches in your installation but if so the simple answer is no you have to replace all your switches with smart switches. At that point they will all work together like you describe.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-17-2013, 08:25 PM
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Not sure if i fully understood, but there are a few devices that may suit your needs.

The WeMo allows you to control any device via the switch, or via the smartphone app.

The Hue works with LED lights.

I hope this helps.
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