Home Improvement Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for contractors and serious DIYers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am removing two walls that contain light switches for the dining, and kitchen ceiling lights. Is there a wireless switch I can use for control, without fishing wires into the existing walls?

share|improve this question

That's possible, but I doubt that something like this would be up to any electrical code unless those are 3 way switches that have their counterparts somewhere else as they make wireless 3 way switches

Anyway, something like this seems like a bad idea. If you are remodeling anyway , then either fish the wires or open up the walls and patch them later. Nothing beats hardwired connection.

share|improve this answer
There are a lot of makers of wireless, battery operated switches like Leviton, Lutron, X10, Z-Wave and on... @Vitaliy is right. All the wireless switches transmit a signal and then there has to be a receiver to receive the signal. Unless you have a switch elsewhere, then the wireless switch will not work. Also do you self a favor and don't try to add the receiver in the attic. You're asking for trouble if you do. Heat and electronics don't mix. – lqlarry Dec 27 '11 at 2:38

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.