Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Samu The real maestro in switching
This switch is easy to install and functionality is great. Don't get confused by the claim that you can mix these with the mechanical companion switch. You can only mix a mechanical switch in a 3 way application. Beyond this, you have to use the digital companion dimmers for anything more than a 3 way...I found this out the hard way, after spending a whole day trying to make a mechanical switch works in a 4 way application. Save yourself the headache, it wont work. Overall, it's nice to use the digital companion switches anyway as the mechanical switches throws some boredom into a maestro perfect orchestra. My hope is that they last a few years, given the complex tech.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Maestro - in 4-way switch configuration
We have two sets lights that are controlled by the Maestro pair we bought together at Home Depot. These are both configured in a 4-way configuration (so three switches) to control overhead can lighting. We used a normal ON-OFF (non-Maestro) switch as our third switch and discovered it shut-down the Maestro switches - turning off the non Maestro switch meant we could not turn on the lights using either of the Maestro switches until the non-Maestro was turned back on.
This companion switch solved the issue. We replaced the non-Maestro ON-OFF switch with the companion Maestro and now we can completely control the lights from any one of the three locations.
BOTTOM LINE: You have to use a companion switch with the Maestro Master. Great Product. We love how it dims and illuminates progresveily, not just instant on- off.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DesertAaces Works very well.
I originally bought one of these in a two-pack including both a master and companion switch. I reaized I needed another companion switch for my hallway and ordered this one. They work great and are not difficult to install as long as you understand the difference in wiring in a three-way or four-way installation. These switches turn the lights off in a smooth fade which is a feature I didn't look for but like very much now that I have experienced it. It allows one to leave the room while the lights are fading after pressing the switch off. The switchplate covers are modern enough to not draw attention to themselves but could also work in more "retro" installations as well. ONE CAUTION, this is a companion switch, you will need a to buy master switch as well in order to control this switch in a 3-way install.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeOwnr exactly what was needed
I had a Lutron remote dimmer switch and needed to add this companion dimmer as part of the 3way setup. Worked exactly as I hoped it would. You need this switch instead of a standard 3-way in order for full functionality.
February 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mike734508 I used the RF dimmer in a new TV room that has a three-way switch. After I installed the RF dimmer I realized that I needed the companion switch due to the three way configuration. It works like a champ!! I'm very pleased with the convience and operation.
January 24, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tn13 best upgrade ever
works great, added it to the IR Maestro
February 3, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mike This product is a complete waste of time
The packaging and instructions of this dimmer are incorrect and misleading. Claims to be compatible with a mechanical switch, however it is not, therefor you have to purchase additional companion dimmers to install it. Even when installed correctly by an electrician, the main dimmer simply did not work. Overall disappointment.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Just what I needed
Product did what is was ment to do. I replace two units and the updated version could be used but required a bit of knowledge as to the wiring differences.
August 1, 2012