So here’s the meat of it. I don’t have any idea what’s going on at the light itself. There’s 3 14/2 conductors in the light fixture box, and only 1 14/3 conductor in each of the switch boxes. The only thing I can think of is that the wires running to the switch boxes must come from a junction box in the attic somewhere or something.
In any event I figured (and perhaps incorrectly) that it doesn’t matter. As long as I have a line, load and traveller connected to the inovelli switch, and a line and traveller on the aux switch I should be good right?
Here’s how I wired the switches:
That wiring makes sense to me. And after connecting it and turning on the power it sort of worked. The switch rebooted itself a few times and the light wouldn’t turn off, etc so I figured the 3 bulbs in the fixture wasn’t enough load so I put in a dimmer bypass and tried again. This time nothing. The LEDs on the switch didn’t even light up. So I thought ok, maybe I got a dud switch? So I wired in another the same way and it worked properly. I paired it with my zwave network, set the options turned the light on and off, etc and all was working nicely.
At this point I didn’t have the light fixture or switches secured in the box, so I killed the power again put everything back together, and when I turned the power back on, now the light doesn’t turn on, and there’s again no LEDs on the switch!
So I’m stumped. Even if I call an electrician (I plan to for other stuff anyways) I don’t know what to tell him. I WOULD have told him to just get a line, load and traveller on the switch and a line and traveller on the aux and it should be good… but it seems that’s not the case?
Any anyone shed some light on what might be going on? Or even what I can tell an electrician when I call one? I’d like to stop frying switches.