I recently purchased 8 Inovelli LN-31-SW switches and am very happy with the feature set and quality of the hardware. I live in an apartment built in the 1960’s and there is no neutral wire.
I’ve been able to integrate the dimmers with standard LED bulbs in ceiling fixtures easily after installing Aeotec bypasses. However I’ve struggled to integrate the dimmers with smart bulbs in a single pole setup. I’ve tried Philips Hue (w/ hub), LIFX, and Inovelli’s Ilumin own bulbs. Even with a bypass installed, some of the light fixtures will sometimes turn off. This causes the smart bulbs to go offline.
Because these are smart bulbs, I don’t actually need the switch to control the load. What I’d like to do instead, is use the dimmers as a simple scene controller. I thought that if I wirenutted the line and load wires together, I could pigtail to the Line terminal of the switch, and keep both the lights and the switch powered on at all times. However, while the lights are indeed always powered on, it doesn’t seem that the switch is getting any power.
How can I do this? Thanks in advance!