Originally Posted by freeoscar
I'm not sure how you would accomplish that without changing out the switches which currently controls the lights, and then having a new, third switch at the remote location - other than re-wiring to make them 3-way. The Maestro option would run you about $150 in total. You would only need one pico remote which could be programmed to turn on/off and dim the 2 lamps.
For a Hue starter kit w/remote and 2 bulbs it would run you $100. Advantage with that is you could move the bulbs and switch to a different location when you put in the recessed lights, and it can be automated, used with Siri/Alexa, etc.
Thanks again !
I completely understand what your saying. The recessed lights are maybe a year out, once this done, this is no longer needed. I didn't want to invest a lot of money ($100+ would be crazy expensive for what I need here). The house has nothing in automation now. These are for kids rooms, so even if I went to automation type setup, the kids rooms would not be touched , at least in my plans I have sort of laid out.
I know I could do something like this (can be had on ebay for $10+)
Simple, change the switch and just use an X-10 lamp module, problem solved. I figured there was a "kit" of some type to do this. A simple 1 to 1 wireless setup.
I was really trying to avoid changing the switch.
I want a device that when it detects power, it sends a ON command to remote module, a 1 to 1 connection, when the power is cut, no more signal, the light goes off.
I honestly figured something like this was available in a kit of some type.