I am looking for hardware suggestions regarding an indirect switching (or dimming) function for a ventilator-attached lamp.
Here is the context. I am replacing a large ceiling lamp with a Fanimation ventilator that includes its own lamp. The original lamp used to be controlled through two three-way switches that were each part of a separate 5-gang electrical box. These three-way switches are no longer usable: the ventilator needs to be continuously powered, as it is controlled through its own remote control both for fan speed and light intensity.
However, the Fanimation remote control cannot be mounted in place of a Decora switch within the 5-gang electrical boxes. For that reason, I would like to replace the original light switches with Decora-styles virtual switches or dimmers that would allow me to control the fan light indirectly. Specifically, these virtual switches would be sending signals (wifi,or Smartthings-compatible or other) that OH would then receive and interpret as requests to switch the fan light or change its intensity.
The link between OH and the Fanimation fan light can be triggered through IFTTT. It is also possible to trigger it through Google Assistant, but I don’t know if there is any way to have OH request some actions from Google Asssistant (the opposite is of course possible).
But for time being, I would like start with suggestions for a Decora-style virtual switch that I could use to send requests to OH.
Thanks in advance!