I haven't seen anything that really answered my question about this idea. What I want to do is modify an existing wall light socket so that I can make it wireless. I don't want to buy another light switch just modify the existing one. Someone mentioned the idea of putting a relay with wireless control behind a light switch that actually controlled the light and the switch just sent a signal to the relay that its state changed or whatever and the relay would change the light. This makes the light controllable both via wireless and the physical switch. My questions are:
- What kind of relay or whatever would be able to control this type of setup?
- Would I be able to have this run off the AC power that it is controlling?
- Would this setup be small enough to place behind the switch itself?
I can setup a web interface and do all that stuff pretty easily my issues reside in the electrical aspect of this. My father (who actually knows what he is doing when it comes to electricity) will be assisting me with this project so no need to warn about safety. I am looking for part suggestions and any advice/flaws in my project. I would like this to be as cheap as possible (looking to make this scale to the whole house in the future).