using the DW10 for the zwave trigger for zwave rule automation allows you to setup an on/off switch anywhere…ideal for those automation projects where there is no switch to begin with, or you want to add another.
If you have a electrically wired switch that controls the front porch light(s), then you need to place the zwave switch there. the cheapest/easiest way is to go to your local Lowes, and in the iris section, get the $35 GE/Jasco zwave switch, and wire it in.
BUT if don’t want to change out the traditional toggle switches for the zwave paddle switch, then your option is to get a zwave module that you conceal in the gang box behind the toggle, like the Aeon micro.
An alternative to zwave switches, and outlets for installing automated zwave lighting, is the Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb $35.
The LinearLinc™ BulbZ is a Z-Wave controllable and fully-dimmable, instant-on LED screw-in light bulb that provides pleasant soft-white illumination. Equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb and using only nine (9) watts of energy.
Built in zwave repeater
Basically, you screw it in just like any light bulb (only do this outside if your existing outside bulbs are regular bulbs that are enclosed), pair to panel, then go online and set up automation rules. Keep in mind that the interior switch will need to be kept in the “on” position.