The Switch as X integrations lets you convert any Home Assistant switch into a Home Assistant Light, Cover, Fan, Lock, or Siren.
In Home Assistant’s world, a wall plug is a switch. And while that is correct for a wall plug in general, those plugs are often used with e.g, a light fixture or a fan. General-purpose relays are similar, as they are sometimes used for things like locks or garage doors.
Using the Switch as X integration, you can convert those switches into the entity types that best matches your use case.
Adding Change device type of a switch to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
In the sidebar click on Settings.
From the configuration menu select: Devices & Services.
In top of the screen click the tab: Helpers.
In the bottom right, click on the Create helper button.
From the list, search and select “Change device type of a switch”.
Follow the instruction on screen to complete the set up.
Where compatible, Switch as X will appear on entity properties. A list of entities can be found in Settings -> Devices & Services -> Entities.