I have a bathroom fan and light that are on a single switch (with a single wire going to the switch) and I would like to split them. Would the Fan/Light Switch (I am assuming the blue version) work for a use case like this?
I know these switches are primarily designed for ceiling fans and not exhaust fans, but the only real issue I see would be that the exhaust fan likely doesn’t support multiple speeds (even if it does, I don’t think I want to run it on anything but high). Is that something that I would be able to disable in the switch?
The other, smaller issue, is that I will need to get the remote box wired up in place in the ceiling, but that is still less work than pulling new wires to the switch.
Unless you can get add it from an attic or crawl space, you’ll have to drop the fan box to figure out how to get the canopy wired.
The only problem is LZW36s are not being produced. So if you want this anytime soon, you might consider a two-channel smart relay which you can control via an Inovelli. (What @harjms said re sending sciences …)
Thanks, everyone. Does anyone know if the fan+light controllers have a way to disable the speed controls on the fan switch so that it’s just Off and High? That is my biggest open question around using it…
There isn’t a current Zigbee/Blue series equivalent, so hard to say right now what will be supported for sure. I would anticipate that being one of the requested features though so would expect the answer to ultimately be yes, but no guarantees until we actually know more unfortunately.