I have a pair of fans with lights installed in the same space (screened/covered patio) in south Florida.
They are ALWAYS powered from the main breaker panel.
They are currently controlled via a remote that shipped with them. This is one of those hokey remotes that controls a relay that in my experience is due for failure at any given moment. Either the remote fails, or the receiver in the fan fails.
The remote allows control of BOTH fans and lights independently, but they are either BOTH on of BOTH off.
I would like to replace this control/receiver setup so that Hubitat is in charge.
EDIT: The primary reasons for wanting to replace them are:
- I don't want the remote to fail or be lost or relay to fail, and when it does, it will of course be with both fans and lights on
- They are consistently left on because they are outside on far end of house; I want to add them to a rule that powers them down at the right time/state
Hubitat can control both light and fans independently; for example lights can be on while fans is off and vice versa; I know how to open up the fan and rewire if necessary
Need to also install a manual wife-friendly light and fan switch where there is none today; I would prefer no wiring since this is outdoors and the walls are cement block stucco, but I can also install indoors nearby as long as the placement is logical (wife-friendly); I'm thinking alongside an existing light switch
Any ideas on what gear to get in order to solve this?
I have intermediate residential electrical knowledge/experience. I can install and wire just about any fixture and switch safely (up to code), and also have good instincts on what NOT to do even if noone will ever see it.