Where do I find a device/combo to make "clap on/off" on my regular lights

this is not for the bed desk lights, but for full installed lights, with wall switch etc, where I would like to change so that it can be activated via clap hands...
-> bed room: instead of having to get a wire installed through all of the wall near the bed...
-> hall: same idea ....

so, plug-ins for a power-supplied light is NOT what I am looking for.
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kode99Commented:
Take a look at home automation wire in modules.  These can be installed inline and each is addressed such that a compatible controller can be used to switch/dim lights.  There is quite a bit of flexibility from remote controls,  using universal IR remote (like a TV remote) and even voice control - though voice usually involves microphones and a computer.

Example from Insteon plain switch and a dimmer module,  use both RF and powerline control.

http://www.insteon.net/wire-in-modules.html

Alternately you can just replace your existing switch with a actual switch module which allows you to remotely control the switch similarly to the wire in unit.

http://www.insteon.net/2476d-switchlinc-dimmer-white.html

Then you can use a remote control switch unit like this,

http://www.insteon.net/2430-controlinc.html


You can find equipment from several manufacturer's through here,
http://www.smarthome.com

There are quite a few remote controls from simple key chain styles right up to LCD display units.

http://www.smarthome.com/_/Dimmers_Lighting_Appliance_Control/Handheld_Tabletop_Remotes/INSTEON/_/z/1QT/23b/nav.aspx

Probably find this stuff locally in home renovation type stores.

Not exactly a clapper,  though you could likely wire a clapper in through a input module.  The only clap controller I know is for controlling plug in lights only.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
that makes some reading for me this evening...
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nobusCommented:
>>  instead of having to get a wire installed through all of the wall near the bed...<<   some notes :
if you want a light, it needs power coming to it, only 2 solutions : wires, or a battery
you can use a remote control for powering it off/ on (as said above), but you'll still need those...
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
@kode99: sorry, but none of those really meet the requirements...
@nobus: changing a battery every then and when will be much less of a trouble then having to drill a long fence into the wall over meters...
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CallandorCommented:
I don't think a sound-activated wall switch exists; there may be a safety reason for that.  There are infrared motion detector switches, though: http://www.drillspot.com/products/43336/Leviton_ODS10-IDW_Wall_Switch
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
I know of those, however, that is not applicable for my situation...
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CallandorCommented:
In which case, you are strongly headed for a "you can't do that" answer, unless there is another way to activate an in-wall light circuit without touching a switch or a remote.  Do you know if such a device actually exists?  I would like a backyard fusion generator myself, but no one is providing me with the solution ;-)
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
well, if I were electrician, I would build such a device myself, and I have actually found some stuff on internet in regards to that, but requiring to fuddle around. :)
however, I will close this, as I have chosen a different approach this time...
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for trying, although not really what I have been looking for.
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