I don't know much about electronics. I'm a developer/Linux admin. I have a Raspberry Pi2 that I may run on Raspbian or Ubuntu Core. I'd like to control my lights via the Pi.
My questions is: is RF or WiFi the best option for this?
For RF, the way I see it, I can write some Python code to work with a Transceiver like this to control the lighting device.
For WiFi as well, I'd write some Python code to interact with the lighting device.
I imagine my device would be an RF or WiFi relay switch. I'd conceal inside my wall switch. I'd be able to remotely turn this on and off. I'd also need to be able to manually override (i.e. turn the wall switch on and off using my hand). I'd get an electrician to install this but I'd like to know if this plan is feasible and, of course, whether RF or WiFi is better.
:EDIT: There are the two single channel RF relays I'm looking at right now:
- 1 Channel 12V Latching Relay Module with Touch Bistable Switch MCU Control
- 5V 1/2/4/8 Channel Relay Board Module for Arduino Raspberry Pi ARM AVR DSP PIC
I'm not sure which one is better or if RF is even the best choice yet.