I currently have an Inovelli Black On/Off switch incorrectly wired to a 4-pole circuit that covers only 3 light bulbs (I did not wired it to the master) basically, I have 1 switch downstairs right next to my staircase, and two more at the top of the staircase ~5 feet from each other (one master, one…4-way I think?) controlling one bulb over the stairs and 2 in the loft.
So, 3 bulbs covered by 3 switches - overkill.
I’ve lazily put off correcting my wiring job for a couple weeks, and in the mean time have started working from home at a desk in the loft and realized something I hadn’t considered before after having the 3 lights on during the day - I’d rather have the bulbs independently controlled so the one over the staircase isn’t shining in my eye all the time.
I think "no problem, I’ll see if I have a matching set of smart bulbs somewhere around the house, swap the Inovelli for a dumb switch and repurpose it, and just leave the 3 switches powered on so the bulbs and be controlled another way.
I realized 2 problems with that though - I, or other people, may reflexively flip those switches and make the Hue bulbs unreachable, and secondly I’d have to buy more Hue Dimmer/Aqara buttons and mount them next to the old switches, still in the circuit.
I want to install 2x of my Inovelli Black On/Off switches in the 2 non-master switch outlets, powering them but also effectively bypassing them (I want the on/off state of the 2 Inovelli switches to not matter so power is always running past them anyways) so the bulbs are always powered (unless the master is turned off), and them I want to use the on/off presses of each switch as triggers in Home Assistant to control the lights via HomeAssistant
Is there any way to do this? It seems the only 2 device trigger for the Involle Black I have installed downstairs is “Lights are turned on” or “lights are turned off”, which seems like it is just reading the state of power to the lights.