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3-gang switch, outside floodlights...?

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3-gang switch, outside floodlights...?
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:19:24 pm »
I have a 3-gang switch that controls some outside lights.  The box even has a neutral (definitely a tight fit in there).  Iím looking To find a smart switch to replace it so I can easily control those lights with Alexa.

Iíve found a few out there (most notably the Broadlink TC2) but I;m really hoping to find a solution that does not require yet another hub.  I already have Lutronís hub and I;ve used this for all the other lighting in the house, plus I have the Echo Plus.

Iíve also considered simply replacing the bulbs with Wi-Fi accessible bulbs, much like I have with internal lamps using Phillips Hue A19s.  Iím considering Sylvanuaís PAR38 but itís only 1050 lumen and I keep thinking the ones I already have out there are higher, plus Iíd much rather control the lights at the switch than go to the bulb (which could be disabled if the switch is off, of course).

Suggestions?

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Re: 3-gang switch, outside floodlights...?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 07:52:45 am »
GE sells a ZigBee switch that is compatible with the Echo Plus. Search for it on Amazon's site. Make sure it is ZigBee, not Zwave. Only the ZigBee will work without another hub.

Re: 3-gang switch, outside floodlights...?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 08:08:19 am »
GE sells a ZigBee switch that is compatible with the Echo Plus. Search for it on Amazon's site. Make sure it is ZigBee, not Zwave. Only the ZigBee will work without another hub.

The only GE switches Iíve seen are 1-Gang.  Is there a 3-Gang model?  It doesnít;t come up on Amazon or anywhere else.

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Re: 3-gang switch, outside floodlights...?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 10:24:44 am »
Sorry I misread your post- I haven't seen anything with three switches in one box. Good luck.

Re: 3-gang switch, outside floodlights...?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 03:30:45 pm »
If your okay with one switch firing up all of your lights, any smart switch can do that.  If you are wanting to retain switched control of all three lights individually, WiFi bulbs is a workaround provided the switches are left on.  Leaving them all on sort of takes away the purpose of leaving the switches there though.  Your best option is to remove the single switch box, add a three switch box so that you have manual, remote and voice actuated control.