Micro switch with no neutral wire

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Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:27 pm
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Micro switch with no neutral wire

Hello Everyone,

I've got 2 light fixtures outside my house and I would like to control them independently. Right now both fixtures turn on with the same switch. I was thinking about using 2 Insteon Micro Switches at each of the fixtures and bypassing the switch, however I don't have a neutral wire at the fixtures. The wire running from the switch to the fixtures only has a black, white and ground.

Does anyone know if any company makes a z-wave micro switch that does not require a neutral wire?

Is there another way to wire this?

Can we use the ground as neutral? (sounds like a bad idea :| )

Thanks for the help.
Edmond

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Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:40 pm
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Re: Micro switch with no neutral wire

The white wire is the neutral, so if you remove the old switch and put a mini relay switch in each light fixture you can control them separately with indigo.

Elwood

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Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:49 pm
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Re: Micro switch with no neutral wire

The white wire is the neutral, so if you remove the old switch and put a mini relay switch in each light fixture you can control them separately with indigo.


Thanks Elwood, Is the mini relay switch something made by Insteon?

Would you please be able to provide me with a link to a product that would work?

Thank you
Edmond


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Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:49 pm
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Re: Micro switch with no neutral wire

ELWOOD wrote:


Awesome, So these dimmers will work as well, correct?
https://www.smarthome.com/insteon-micro-dimmer-module-2-pack.html

And I think this is how I'll need to wire it, right?
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Thanks for the help
Edmond

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