Looking to re-wire a room with a bit different design.
Goal: I have a room which is a living room on one end and an office on the other (two zones if you will) where I am installing can lights. I would like to have each zone of lights separately dimmable. Additionally, both banks to be turned on/off together via switch. So, each rooms light level could be set to 0 - max individually, and all banks able to be turned on/off via a switch.
Existing: I have two working switches wired up in three-way. One switch in the office and one in the living room. The hot feeds into the switch not from the light fixture.
My thinking: I could keep the three-way switches. Wire two dimmers in-line to the three-way.
Am I crazy? Any thoughts appreciated.
1) power goes into 3 way switch 2) switch legs go to other 3 way switch 3) combined switch leg which powers lights now goes into 2 dimmers 4) each dimmer feeds a wire to a different set of lights
It can work.
An easier thing might just be to get a bunch of philips hue bulbs and program and control them with home automation software - with an added benefit of colors!