Also is anyone familiar with the basic range of metricon light switches? Apparently there's two options? Does anyone have pix? That would be much appreciated!
Yes don't bother upgrading with Metricon the light switches. We did which cost a fortune just for me to later on remove them and, upgraded them again myself to wifi connected ones so I could turn on and off the lights with Google home. Did all the switches myself, very easy. So if you wanted to do it later, it's very easy.
The only thing I had issues with the wifi enabled switches is 2 or 3 way switches. I ended up getting rid of any 2/3 way switches, replaced with a single, cause i could control lights with my voice anyways. But if you don't plan to use wifi, then no problems.
Can I ask how did you do it ....was it easy and is it only at the switches or somewhere inside the walls? To make them voice activated. And were the lights led?
The switches themselves are not voice activated, they are just wifi enabled, meaning they are connected to the internet and can be controlled by various apps on your phone or a automated home system. Doesn't matter what lights you have, it's just hi-jacking the on/off switch.
Depending on what home system you have or plan to buy, for example google home, apple homekit or alexa, you just gotta make sure the switches you buy are compatible with it.
Not sure if that answered your question, but if you're not that tech savy it's probably best to leave it to someone who knows what they're doing.